The Hub Hospice palliative care project moved one step closer to realization on October 28 with the appointment of an official Board of Directors.  Nine dedicated people with diverse ties to the community will carry the project into the future. They are already planning to attend a workshop in November sponsored by the Champlain LHIN to assess how our programme will fit with the rest of the health teams in our area.

Chair Christine Bois congratulated the Hub steering committee for the work they have done to get the project this far.  The steering committee is confident that the Board will be able to build on their initial information to create a viable business plan for the project, as well as a volunteer programme that will enhance health care.

Volunteer applications forms continue to arrive at the Hub daily, with many people looking forward to the training sessions in the spring. Forms are available on the website: and can be dropped off at the Hub or mailed to the address on the form.  Training sessions will be held over five Saturdays.

Until the Board is officially registered, the Hub is happy to be the umbrella association for the organization. The Hub will administer funding and accept donations on their behalf.  Hub President Glenda Jones indicated that the formation of this new Board of Directors represents a real milestone  for the development of a  valuable support program, and for the opportunities to collaborate with many segments of our community including health care, businesses and  churches, and interested individuals, all of whom see the need for our service.