Founded in 1983 as the Manitoba Hospice Foundation Inc., our organization responded to the need for better care for the dying in our community. With the acquisition of office space in Deer Lodge Centre in 1986 and the hiring of our inaugural coordinator, the first programs were initiated, including the Community Hospice Volunteer Program and the Volunteer Education Program.
Over the next several years, our growth took new directions including: a role in continuing education; preparing volunteers for other Manitoba agencies; initiating a provincial educational conference; and advocating for a provincial palliative care program.
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba became our operating name in 1995 to better reflect our expanding provincial focus in education and advocacy. In 2015 we updated again to our current name, Palliative Manitoba.