Many Faces of Compassion
“Walking In Each Other’s Shoes”
Many Faces of Compassion is a one-day educational event aiming to provide valuable information and resources for volunteer, family and professional caregivers supporting someone with a life-threatening illness.
Compassion is what motivates us to go out of our way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and ourselves…. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person? Would you like to learn more about how to be the most compassionate person towards others AND yourself?
Our days are busier and busier it seems. Many Faces of Compassion is a day for you to “breathe” and through that sense of peace learn, practical ways to care for ourselves and others. Will it make our days less busy? Likely not. It will however make us more aware of how to make time for compassion in the middle of that busy-ness.
October 24, 2020 ~ 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Highlighting The Labyrinth Walk - Hosted By Matthew Kron
Matthew Kron is an HHA Death Doula candidate in the Guelph area who draws energy from creating sacred spaces involving the labyrinth. He sees the labyrinth as a place of connection to a place inside yourself where you are free from the stresses of daily life. The labyrinths he has created have provided relief and release for many who have walked their paths.
What Else You Can Look Forward To
Art and Skill of Compassionate Conversation
When Compassion Comes on Four Legs
Calm Kit Building
Interactive Resource Centre ~
Lunch at Our Baked Potato Bar ~ Refreshments ~ Prizes
Who this event is for: Volunteer, familial and professional caregivers will all benefit from this event. “One in four Canadians aged 15 and older (7.8 million) provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging” (Statistics Canada, 2018). Further “over half (55%) of caregivers felt worried or anxious as a result of their caregiving responsibilities” (Statistics Canada; Portrait of Caregivers, 2012). The theme, “Walking In Each Other’s Shoes”, portrays an important message: “you are not alone”.
Why your business's in-kind donation or sponsorship is needed: Funding through cash sponsorships or donations for items will allow us to have a small suggested donation amount as admission instead of needing to charge the type of registration fee an event of this quality would typically need to charge.
Your expertise matters: Now recruiting participants for all of the day's guest experiences. If you offer resources or solutions for caregivers we invite you to have a table display. Perhaps you would like to host an activity room or facilitate a workshop. Let’s work together to find a way for you to offer your expertise to our audience.