On November 5, 2015, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbiship of Toronto, addressed 1700 guests at the 36th Cardinal's Dinner. In his address, Cardinal Collins took a moment to make the following wonderful announcement:
"I also believe that it is critical that faith communities take a leadership role in promoting expanded palliative care.
Consider the example of Providence Healthcare. For over 50 years, they have created an environment where people can experience joy, comfort, and peace during their final days. Providence has a plan to physically relocate and transform two existing hospital floors into a home-like, integrated Palliative Care space, benefitting both patients and their caregivers. This is where our efforts should be focused – fostering a culture of love and care for those who are dying.
This evening, I am announcing that the archdiocese has pledged $1 million, to be fulfilled over several years, to help Providence Healthcare realize this vision, providing an environment of love and compassionate care."