Online Resources

We understand the challenges clients and family members face when they are planning for end-of-life care.

On this page, you will find useful links to organizations that offer information on hospice palliative care, illnesses, death and dying, hospice volunteering, and various other related areas of interest.

Useful Community Links

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  • Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay – The Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay offers support, information and education in the district of Thunder Bay.
  • 211 Ontario North – Information on social, community, health and government services in Northern Ontario.
  • North West Community Care Access Centre -The Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) connects you with the home care services you need, at home and in your community.
  • Meals on Wheels – The Meals on Wheels Home Support Program provides individualized, full-course meals prepared by Homes dietary staff for people in need of assistance in our community. This service helps individuals maintain independence.
  • Joseph’s Care Group – St. Joseph’s Care Group’s broad program areas are: Physical Rehabilitation & Complex Care, Mental Health & Addiction Services, and Long-Term Care Services.
  • Freedom Recreation – Freedom Recreation is an in-home service that provides quality recreation and leisure programs designed specifically to suit the needs of each individual client.
  • 55+ Centre – Providing quality recreational, educational and social opportunities in a welcoming environment for those 55 plus for residents residing in the Port Arthur area.
  • Herb Carroll – Working to provide a variety of stimulating, interesting and informative opportunities for everyone 55 plus for residents in the Fort William area.
  • Nurse Next Door – Nurse Next Door offers a full spectrum of reliable, flexible and compassionate home care services for Thunder Bay seniors.
  • Bayshore Home Health – A leading provider of home and community health care
  • VON Thunder Bay – Home care, personal support, and community services meant to enhance each client’s quality of life by providing them with the personal assistance and the support needed to make them comfortable in their own home.
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre – Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is a state-of-the-art acute care facility serving the healthcare needs of people living in Thunder Bay and region.
  • Brighter Days Elderly Services – Brighter Days Elderly Services provides compassionate services that help seniors maintain a healthy well-being by staying physically, socially, and mentally active.
  • Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre – LIFE LONG CARE PROGRAM The life Long Care Program intends to improve the quality of life and living conditions for all Aboriginal people who require Life Long Care.
  • Driving Miss Daisy – Improving the quality of life for seniors and those with disabilities through accompaniment and companionship, including personal transportation services.
  • Wheels of Hope Cancer Society Driving Program – If you can’t afford the cost of travel, if you are not physically well enough to use public transportation or if you feel uncomfortable facing travel alone, we can work with you to help find a solution.
  • Long Term Care Home Placement Process – Information about, and how to find and apply to a long-term care home
  • Northwest Health Line – This website connects older adults with local programs and services that provide support, health care, and recreational and social opportunities designed for seniors.

Useful Online Links by Subject Area

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  • AIDS.gov – Official U.S. Government website containing the latest information relating to AIDS.
  • AIDS Charity Avert – International HIV and AIDS charity, based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide, through education, treatment and care.
  • AIDS info – Offering information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research.
  • Catie – Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information
  • Elevate NWO – Elevate NWO is a leading source in Northwestern Ontario for confidential HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C (HCV) and Harm Reduction information, prevention, advocacy and support.

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  • The International Center for Reiki Training – At this site, information on the background of Reiki, “a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing” can be found. Access to hundreds of articles is also found here, as well as the chance to subscribe to a free Reiki newsletter.
  • The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario – This site contains valuable information regarding Therapeutic Touch™ including: common effects, an explanation of what it is, how to learn Therapeutic Touch and much more.

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  • Canadian Cancer Society – Canadian Cancer Society website, Ontario Division, focusing on the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
  • Cancer Care Ontario – Provides information for patients, professionals and public on cancer prevention, screening and treatment.
  • Cancer Research UK – Registered charity in England, Wales and Scotland dedicated to helping those with cancer as well as those who are caring for those with cancer.
  • National Cancer Institute – Presents information from the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training and health information on cancer.
  • Thunder Bay Regional Cancer Care – The comprehensive cancer program for Northwestern Ontario, housed in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, providing  information about all available cancer care services.
  • Mesothelioma Resource Online
  • Wellspring Cancer Network – Wellspring is a network of community-based support centres offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them.

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  • Natural Burial Association – The Natural Burial Association is a Canadian non-profit organization whose mission is to provide green burials or “natural burial”, an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional burials in Canada. 

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View General Health

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  • National Institutes of Health – Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with information on health, diseases, treatments, funding and more.

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View Hospice and Palliative Care

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  • Growth House -This page pulls together resources that will be of particular benefit for hospice volunteers. Follow the links for details on any item.
  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association – National association dedicated to helping those involved with hospice and palliative care including patients, families, caregivers, volunteers and health professionals.
  • Canadian Virtual Hospice – Information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.
  • End of Life Care and Living Wills – Website dedicated to helping those deal with and plan for the future.
  • Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care Toolkit – A resource that was created by the Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care (QPC-LTC) Alliance to guide long term care homes in Canada that are creating their own formalized palliative care programs.
  • 2014 Regional Palliative Care Plan –  a comprehensive plan to mobilize, strengthen, and reorient the health care system to improve access to safe, comprehensive, and high quality palliative care for all residents of Northwestern Ontario.

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