Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that the land which we are gathered on today is the traditional territory of the Anishinabek Nation; specifically, the Chippewa Tri – Council comprised of the Chippewas of Beausoleil, Rama and Georgina Island First Nations and more recently the Mississaugas of the Credit River First Nation.

Ontario is covered by 46 treaties and other agreements and is home to many Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island, including the Inuit and the Métis. These treaties and other agreements, including the One Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, are agreements to peaceably share and care for the land and its resources. Other Indigenous Nations, Europeans, and newcomers were invited into this covenant in the spirit of respect, peace, and friendship.

Most of us have come here as settlers, immigrants, or newcomers in this generation or generations past.

We are all Treaty people.  Every day we are mindful of broken covenants, and we strive to make this right. We commit to collaborating based on the foundational assumption that Indigenous Peoples have the power, strength, and competency to develop culturally specific strategies for their communities.  We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous self-determination, history, and culture, and are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.

The North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network (NSMHPCN) provides a dedicated, compassionate, holistic palliative approach to care for all. NSMHPCN is an alliance of health care professionals, volunteers, and consumers, who facilitate planning, development and delivery of quality palliative care services to people in our region.




We Are Here to Help Hospice Palliative Care Support:
  • Advanced symptom assessment for clients with complex palliative care needs
  • Educational opportunities: courses, workshops and conferences
  • In-service presentations on topics such as advanced care planning and bereavement
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Patients and Families

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Healthcare Professionals

Grief & Bereavement Resources


NSMHPCN recognized as a Canadian Compassionate Company!

We are honored to become a Canadian Compassionate Company. Our dedicated team, their families and communities are of the utmost importance to us. Read more…

NSMHPCN is Excited to be a Hub Partner for the Palliative Care ECHO Project!

The Palliative Care ECHO Project is a 5-year national initiative to cultivate communities of practice and establish continuous professional development among health care providers across Canada who care for patients with life-limiting illness. We’re dedicated to supporting a continuous learning journey for health care professionals to build local capacity to provide a palliative care approach to patients and their families.

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NSMHPCN is Proud to be a Member of the NSM CSSN

The community support services (CSS) agencies that make up the Network share guiding principles to work with other health care and community partners and planners to coordinate and integrate our local health care system to ensure access to the right service at the right time in the right place to support the needs of individuals with ongoing community support needs and their families in North Simcoe Muskoka.

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Central Ontario Health Team for Specialized Populations Launches New Website

The Central OHT for Specialized Populations is a network of agencies, clients, families and care partners with expert knowledge, unique skills and experience in caring for people with highly complex needs. They are working together to provide a better health care experience by bringing expertise in specialized services through an individual’s lifespan.

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Strategic Plan 2020-2023

NSMHPCN is excited to roll out our Strategic Plan for 2020-2023. Please take a moment to review the plan and contact Whitney Vowels with any questions you may have.  Whitney can be reached by email at  Read more…

NSMHPCN Launches New Website!

After many months of hard work and dedication from our team at North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network, we are pleased to announce the launch of our revamped website! Read more…

Brenda Smith Leadership Award

Do you know an exemplary hospice palliative care provider in North Simcoe Muskoka? Is there someone you work or volunteer with who displays passion, commitment, leadership and determination?  If so, nominated them for the Brenda Smith Leadership Award!!  Read more…

Educational Offerings

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. Read more…

NSMHPCN recognizes that we are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people. We acknowledge the enduring presence of First Nation, Métis and Inuit people on this land and are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect. Miigwech / Thank you