Why it Matters promotes investing in our Algoma community families and ARCH Hospice expansion. In Algoma, there are 115,000 reasons why expansion matters. Supporting ARCH Hospice expansion means new programs for Algoma residents: paediatric and bariatric palliative care, new support services, growing grief and bereavement, and fulfilling residents wishes. Whyitmatters.ca Why it Matters Canada

Thank You

Dozens of local area residents gathered on June 13, 2017  in the Hospice gardens to celebrate ARCH Expansion ground breaking. At 4,800 square feet, the addition will allow ARCH the opportunity to grow existing programming and add new services to better serve local families.

The event provided an opportunity to thank generous supporters and donors who helped raise the $3 million needed for construction in record time! 


MPP Ross Romano presents ED Theresa Mudge with essential funding for new boilers at ARCH Hospice.

Executive Director, Theresa Mudge, joins supporters and volunteers Shannon McLeod and Donna Barill celebrating and thanking the community for all of their support

Construction Association members gather to celebrate the total raised for expansion with Project Dragonfly - $41,726!

Theresa Mudge, ARCH Hospice Executive Director, and Marie Paluzzi, ARCH Hospice Board of Directors Chair, spoke of thanking the community for coming together.

An excavator was on site where the ARCH Expansion will extend to.

G. Verdi & Princess Marie Jose Lodges donated $25,000 towards the Why it Matters campaign for the bariatric care program as part of expansion.

MPP Elect Ross Romano, ARCH Executive Director Theresa Mudge, ARCH Board Chair Marie Paluzzi, and former MPP David Orazetti

Nearly one hundred supporters celebrated and thanked the community for making expansion a reality so quickly.

Longtime supporters and volunteers Dale, Lucy and Diane joined us for the Ground Breaking Ceremony on June 13.

Delicious appetizers and homemade punches were served up by Julie Premo, Manager of Support Services.

Ontario Trillium Foundation provided a $51,400 grant towards ARCH Expansion.

Project Dragonfly worked with its members for ARCH Expansion, including hosting the Winmar Golf Tournament and selling tickets for the Dragonfly Draw.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation contributed $1,000,000 in funding towards the 4,800 square foot expansion.

Supporters, donors, and volunteers all had a chance to meet one another on this joyous day.

Volunteer Mark Caccamo and Owner's Representative and Manager of Operations, Nicole Pearce, worked with the EPOH architects to design the space.

ARCH Hospice Board of Directors, as well as Elected Officials, and Construction, Architectural, and Project Leads commemorate the ARCH Expansion ground breaking with golden shovels in the ARCH garden.


Our Community's Future

ARCH expansion will include a paediatric suite, multipurpose garden room, private family sleepover space, children's playroom.

Paediatric Suite
Garden Room - Grief Support
Garden Room - Family Visits
Path view of Expansion
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