The North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network is committed to the development of quality hospice palliative care wherever the client chooses to live and die. To support health care providers, we offer a variety of conferences, courses, workshops and presentations in communities across North Simcoe Muskoka, with topics such as:

  • Ethics in palliative care
  • Advance care planning
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Bereavement and Grief

We also want to meet the needs of individuals and family caregivers for information and education about services available and what they might need to know to make living with a life-threatening illness easier. We are happy to respond to individual inquiries and requests for information sessions.

For additional information regarding any education, please contact our Education Coordinator.

If you would like to request a speaker to deliver a presentation to your organization or service group, please visit the Request A Speaker page.


Saying Farewell to Catherine Wallis-Smith

It is with mixed emotions that we share the news of Catherine Wallis-Smith retiring in January, 2018.

Catherine has been a practicing registered nurse for many years, and has been with the North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care network since it all began.  Catherine has spent many, many years of her nursing career dedicated to the improvement of palliative care in North Simcoe Muskoka through educating and mentoring.

“Catherine’s exceptional knowledge base and teaching acumen has ignited passion in so many people that have had the privilege of being in one of her courses,” says Rachel Lapensee, Nursing Services Lead with the NSMHPCN.

We send a huge thanks to Cath for her years of dedication and service, and to wish her well in retirement! You have touched many lives through your work, Cath, and so many students in the area have benefited from your teaching!

Catherine’s final day with the NSMHPCN will be January 5th, 2018.