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Hospice Vaughan Announces 4 New Board Members

The Board of Directors of Hospice Vaughan is pleased to announce that Dina Palozzi, Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi, Teresa Marando and Adriano Tommasino, were officially elected to the Board at the Annual General Meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. In addition, Renata Rizzardi was re-elected for an additional term and Susan Paterino was appointed to fill a mid-term vacancy.

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St. Padre Pio Catholic Elementary School Raises $7K for Hospice Vaughan

Last school year, the Student Leadership Committee at St. Padre Pio Catholic Elementary School comprised of Grade 6, 7 and 8 students took action and raised funds for Hospice Vaughan a local non-profit that provides compassionate support to individuals and their families facing a life-limiting illness or the loss of a loved one. The students raised funds throughout the school year through their Christmas concert and other fundraisers, as well as being supported by various Catholic School Council events. The Student Leadership Committee at St. Padre Pio Catholic Elementary School presented Hospice Vaughan with a cheque for $7,000!

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Cortellucci Family Donates $3 Million for the Naming of the New Hospice Vaughan

At a special ceremony held today at Vaughan City Hall, Hospice Vaughan, along with Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, Honorary Chair of Hospice Vaughan’s Capital Campaign unveiled the Cortellucci Family as the naming donor of its new Centre of Excellence 10-bed Residential Hospice facility. Mario and Nick Cortellucci have generously stepped forward with a $3 million donation towards the building of the new facility, which will be called Hospice Vaughan – The Mario & Nick Cortellucci Hospice Palliative Care Centre of Excellence.

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Dr. Vincent Maida Named Medical Director of Hospice Vaughan

Hospice Vaughan is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vincent Maida as the Medical Director of their soon-to-be-built 10-bed residential facility and Centre of Excellence for Hospice and Palliative Care. “I am honoured and thrilled to be taking on this role at the new Hospice Vaughan facility which will allow us to rise to the challenge of meeting our community’s growing needs by tending to the whole person and their loved ones, and by leveraging education, research and training so all can have a healthier approach to death and dying.“ – Dr. Maida.

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Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Vaughan

Today, Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced that Hospice Vaughan in the City of Vaughan has received $50,000 of financial support through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to fund the construction of an essential elevator at the Centre of Excellence Residential Hospice, ultimately improving accessibility for Canadians with disabilities.

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Melissa Martelli Makes $125K Donation to Hospice Vaughan in Loving Memory of Her Husband Joe Martelli

In February 2014, just three weeks after the birth of their daughter, Melissa’s husband Joe was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. As the primary caregiver for her husband and their two children, Melissa tried her best to keep a positive attitude, but she was slowly unravelling. Feeling overwhelmed and scared, she realized that she could no longer do it alone. “That’s when I received a call from Hospice Vaughan, asking if I needed any help,” Melissa recalls.

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Hospice Vaughan Launches “A Better Ending” Capital Campaign in support of Future 10-Bed Residential Hospice at Annual Gala

On October 20, 2017, over 1100 people attended Hospice Vaughan’s annual Giving Thanks Gala at the Terrace Banquet Centre. It was an evening of celebration and giving thanks with a fantastic dinner, a silent auction, a raffle, entertainment and dancing; and also served as the formal launch of Hospice Vaughan’s “A Better Ending” Capital Campaign in support of our new Hospice.

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Hospice Vaughan Receives First Donation in Support of Future Centre of Excellence and 10-Bed Residential Hospice in Honour of the Late Stephanie Lanni

As the first official donation to our “Better Ending” Capital Campaign, this represents a historic milestone for Hospice Vaughan. We are so grateful to the Lanni family for their inspirational donation which will have a lasting impact on future generations of Vaughan residents and their families in need of compassionate care and support as they deal with life-limiting illness and loss.

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Hospice Vaughan signs lease with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) for land that will house New Residential Hospice

Hospice Vaughan has signed a lease agreement with Toronto and Region Conservation, (TRCA), for use of approximately 1.1 hectares (2.8 acres) of TRCA land on Islington Avenue, north of Rutherford Road, in the City of Vaughan. Devoted to helping our residents live fully until they die, Hospice Vaughan is opening the door to a better future and filling an urgent need in our community by building a new Centre of Excellence for Palliative and Hospice Care.

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