Project Description

Peer Telephone Bereavement Support

Hospice Quinte is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone in our community, and understand that individuals still need grief and bereavement support, now more than ever.

In order to continue to provide as much support as we can at a safe distance, Hospice Quinte will now be offering Peer Telephone Bereavement Support until social distancing is no longer required and our Grief Toolbox support groups can resume.

Peer Telephone Bereavement Support is available for individuals who are 18 years or older, living in Quinte, and have experienced the loss of a loved one within the past 3 years, whether that loved one be a child, a young person, parent, sibling, a close relative, friend, neighbour, or work colleague.

Peer Telephone Bereavement Support will be provided by a Hospice Quinte volunteer.

To register for Hospice Quinte’s Peer Telephone Bereavement Support, please contact Paul Mackay, 613-966-6610 ext. 225 or

Hospice Quinte Volunteers
Hours of Care and Service
Patients, Family Members, and Loved Ones Served

What is Peer Support?

Peer support refers to help and assistance that is given to you by someone like you. Peers are not professionally trained counsellors or therapists, they are people like you who have experienced the loss of a loved one and are on a similar journey of navigating their grief. 

Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it.



“The care of the dying demands all that we can do to enable patients to live until they die.”

–Dame Cicely Saunders