Our compassionate community
Neshama Hospice will be located in a residential area at Bathurst and Wilson, with easy access to major roadways and public transportation.
This vibrant area of Toronto has a long-established history of welcoming individuals and supporting diverse institutions and businesses. We believe this is a beautiful fit with Neshama Hospice’s role as part of a compassionate community and our commitment to supporting the ideas outlined in the Compassionate City Charter, established in May 2015 by Professor Allan Kellehear, University of Bradford, England.
The Charter says that:
“a compassionate community recognizes that care for one another at times of health crisis and personal loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s responsibility. A compassionate community commits to embrace a view of health and wellbeing that embraces community empathy, directly supporting its inhabitants to address the negative health impacts of social inequality and marginalization attributable to dying, death and loss.
A city/community is not merely a place to work and access services but equally a place to enjoy support in the safety and protection of each other’s company, in schools, workplaces, places of worship and recreation, in cultural forums and social networks anywhere within the city’s influence, even to the end of our days.”
For the Jewish community, the vision of The Compassionate City is familiar. This is because a principal tenet of the Jewish culture includes the necessity to give back and contribute in all areas of society. In Toronto, the Jewish community has demonstrated, among other areas such as arts and culture, a focus on healthcare. Neshama Hospice is a natural extension of this commitment to a compassionate community.