In This Month's Edition
In This Edition March: Compassion - is it a noun or a verb? Is it who we are, or what we do? When you “Google” the word for its definition, the consistent description is that compassion is a feeling. A feeling, I suppose, is a thing, so if compassion is a feeling…then it is a noun. Another definition for compassion, thanks to “Professor Google” states that compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves. Whether it is a noun, verb or any other grammatical definition that makes grade school feel like a lifetime ago, there is no doubt that this edition of The Journey Journals shows how to live by showing that compassion.
Home Hospice Association volunteers are compassionate caregivers who go out of their way every day to ease the suffering for those for whom a cure is no longer possible. Compassion is how we treat each other, treat our communities and treat our clients, and none of this happens without the dedication of each volunteer.
Self-compassion is also something that we continue to remind each other about - we all know the saying “you cannot drink from an empty cup”. And during this unprecidented time even more so. It is my hope that each of you are taking this time to care for yourself and that those you hold dear are safe.
Great Things are Happening!
Next Events In Your Community:
At this time and in our effort to do our part to keep each member of our communities safe, all events are postponed.
We will be using our social media to share ideas of legacy projects that allow us to create and share ideas and effort.
When we are able to be together again it will be a joyous day!
Across our communities in the month of February great things have been happening! Congratulations to the latest Candidates to complete our Death Doula Training weekend - the first step in their journey to become a certified Death Doula.
It takes a village to offer care when cure is no longer possible
Thank you for being part of our village!
We appreciate and honour our volunteers!
To get started on our celebrations for volunteer appreciation week (April 19-25) we are holding a hashtag contest to show and share just how great our Home Hospice Association volunteers are! Our first contribution came from our National Capital Region Board -
We encourage all our Home Hospice Association volunteers to participate by emailing us a selfie with a hashtag, or a photo showing a hashtag that describes why volunteering matters to you.Entries should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with a subject line: Hashtag contest.
The winning hashtag will be shared in our April newsletter issue and will be proudly used on our social media posts throughout the year.
Care of others begins with care of self
It's Dan Steinwald's love for his late wife Diana that inspires him to "Be the Change" and lead The Diana Pathway Pilot Project
Help us with The Diana Pathway, our pilot project to develop a Death Doula's role in Medical Assistance in Dying, by participating in our online - virtual focus group
Did you know...
Hamilton Bello Project volunteers attended a hands-on training session conducted by RVT Mentors for the Chapter. Thank you to Burlington Humane Society for hosting this training session at their facility
We will be hosting our first Virtual Death Doula Social on Saturday April 4, 2020. If you are an HHA Death Doula, Infant & Pregnancy Loss Doula, or Candidate check out your private group pages for details
We have a new community partner... Hospice Toronto! We are excited and grateful to Teri Henderson for her passion in bringing this partnership togethe
Micro-donations are an excellent way for businesses of any size to support a charitable organization. We are so thankful to two Ottawa business entrepreneurs for initiating the launch of our own Micro-Donation Campaign. Thank you for showing us how a $100.00 donation can do so much to help our work and benefit the business community.