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Our History

The rich history of ARCH Hospice begins at it's roots, in 1999 when people came together to make a vision a reality.


Thanks to overwhelming community support, ARCH proudly announces the opening of the new wing and the construction of the new paediatric/bariatric suite. 


ARCH Connect Program launched to provide palliative outreach care. Pilot pediatric palliative care program receives approval.


The Supportive Care Program expands to include reiki, pet therapy, music care and meditation.

Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and supporters develop a Strategic Plan to ensure the future success and longevity of the hospice.


The Supportive Care model is introduced, attending to the social, spiritual, emotional and religious needs of residents and families throughout the community.


The Day Hospice Program ends. Government funding for the salaries of nursing staff is secured.



Designed to accomodate the maximum number of residents permitted in an Ontario hospice (10), ARCH opens its doors.


Barban Construction breaks ground on ARCH Hospice.


Don Ellis Architect completes ARCH drawings. FedNor and NOHFC announce contributions of $500,000 and $1,000,000, respectively.


Day Hospice Program starts, offering therapeutic programs with complementary therapies and a day of respite for caregivers.


ARCH participates in Accreditation Canada Survey, receiving 98.7% quality score!


Jobst Construction breaks ground on ARCH Hospice expansion. Paediatric Palliative Care approved as a core service at ARCH.


Algoma Central Properties donates 3.2 acres of beautiful rural property on 4th Line West.

1999 & 2000

ARCH Hospice is incorporated.

Residential hospice concept is born through mentorship by the Group Health Centre.

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