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Roger Neilson House Strategic Planning

As Roger Neilson House enters its second decade, the Board and management of RNH have initiated a process to develop a new Strategic Plan.  We expect the years ahead will be a period of growth for our organization as the need for palliative care in our region continues to grow. The new Strategic Plan will help ensure that we can continue to provide the highest quality of services to the children, youth and families we serve and to respond to the challenges and opportunities ahead. This important process will help us to be clear about the specific strategic directions that will guide our work over the next five years. 

The Mission and Vision of Roger Neilson House is the foundation of the Strategic Plan:

Mission: Roger Neilson House enriches the lives of children, youth and their families facing progressive life limiting illnesses. Roger Neilson House was built in memory of Roger Neilson — Hockey Hall of Fame Coach and Member of the Order of Canada. Our team provides respite, end of life, transition to home support, symptom management, perinatal care and bereavement care by ensuring individualized physical, emotional, and spiritual support in a caring, compassionate and continuous learning environment. Our reward is the peace and comfort of every child, the creation of memories for their families and honouring the legacy of Roger Neilson.

Vision: Roger Neilson House will be recognized for providing excellence, innovation, research and leadership in pediatric palliative care through a full spectrum of family centered services in a supportive home-like environment. Our dynamic, integrated team will collaborate with, and be accountable to, our families and community partners.

An Advisory Committee co-chaired by Megan Wright and Dr. Bill Splinter, with representation from the Board, management, staff, physicians, families and volunteers is guiding this process.  Beth Allan was hired to support our work; she has met with our key partners in the region and has been gathering information about the wider environment and emerging trends and policy directions that influence our work. The next step is to engage our community – the families, staff, physicians, volunteers and Board members we work with – to seek their views and ideas about our future. Please click here to find the dates of the volunteer and family engagement sessions, and for information on how to register to attend.

Please email for further information.

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Upcoming Events

March 30, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Parent Bereavement Support Session - eveningRSVP
April 12, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group (PALS)RSVP
April 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Parent Support Group (in person) - Coping with a Palliative Care DiagnosisRSVP
Roger Neilson House, Ottawa ON
April 24, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Parent Bereavement Support Session - daytimeRSVP
May 02, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Parent Bereavement *in-person* Support Session - Theme: Mother's DayRSVP
Roger Neilson House, Ottawa ON