MAiD & The Death Doula
Happenings at Home Hospice Chapters
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Moonlit Memory Walk - Walking individually yet together under the same full moon
Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00 pm
Together we can ensure no one living in Canada dies alone or in distress.
This event is an opportunity for you to honour the memory of your loved one whether it be a family member, friend, co-worker or pet. Remember how they lived and share their memories.
HHA Death Cafe Facilitator Roundtable - Closed Event
Tuesday October 6, 2020 7pm - 8:30pm
Via Zoom, hosted by HHA's Death Cafe Program Manager, Kayla Moryoussef.
Our National Team committed to education and community outreach for HHA will come together to grow our work and advance our ability to care.
Future Dates Include: Tuesday April 6 2021 | Tuesday July 16 2021
Facilitators can email Kayla@HomeHospiceAssociation.com to RSVP.
Death Cafe for Pet Lovers
Thursday October 8, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 8:30pm
An HHA Death Café for Pet Lovers is is a chance for us to bring together the pet lover population so that the topic of pet death can be discussed, acknowledged, and normalized through encouraging open discussion.
Future Dates Include: Thursday November 5 2020
MAiD [Medical Assistance in Dying] Death Cafe
Friday October 9, 2020 - 12:30pm -1:45 pm
The purpose of this Death Cafe is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss thoughts, questions, fears and experiences around Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and help alleviate the stigma attached to it, for both those who seek MAiD and those affected by this type of loss.
Many Faces of Compassion: When Compassion Comes on Four Legs
Circle Your Calendar; Put in Your Furry Friend's "Paw-Pilot"
Thursday October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Join our conversation on how animals provide comfort how they grieve their owners (and other animals), how animals sense illness, and how they act around those that are sick. This will be an online workshop.
Lunch Time Conversation with OPL's Wellness Friday: Virtual Death Cafe
Friday Octoboer 16, 2020 ~ 12:30pm - 2:00pm
VIA Zoom - Host Ottawa Public Library
Over your at home lunch or "just because break" we invite you to join us for conversation about the only certainty in life (even in these most uncertain times)... because TALKING ABOUT DEATH WON'T KILL YOU!
Future Dates Include: Friday November 20 2020
Like Minds Like Experiences Like Challenges
Virtual Open Support Forum for Veterinary Professionals
Wednesday October 21, 2020 ~ 7:00 pm to 8:30pm
A safe, non-judgmental online space for Veterinary Professionals (Registered Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants) to talk about the impact that COVID-19 is having on their life and well-being with others who understand the challenges faced in this fast-paced and stressful work environment. Future Dates Include:
Death Doula Training and Certification Program
Weekend of October 23, 2020
The team responsible for the creation of the Death Doula Training & Certification Program share a calling for this work and a passion for education. By bringing their diverse backgrounds and individual experiences in spiritual care, death care and bereavement care to the process of developing this training program, the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and meaning making elements of “how to create space for dying” became the foundation of our Death Doula Training Program. Collectively and lovingly, they melded together in a common calling and common passion.
Future Dates Include: November 27 2020 | February 26 2021 | April 16 2021 | June 11 2021
Infant and Pregnancy Loss Doula Training and Certification Program
Weekend of October 23, 2020
Find yourself not knowing what to say or do when you hear that there is no longer a heartbeat? As a professional member of your birthing or family community you have the opportunity to train to support those facing the most distressful time of their lives.
Future Dates Include: June 11 2021
Spoonie Death Cafe for People with Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness
Saturday November 7, 2020 - 2:30pm - 4:00 pm
Recognizing that individuals who struggle with chronic pain & chronic illness face their mortality differently - and daily, HHA holds safe space for people with chronic pain & chronic illness to come together for conversation about the only certainty in life. Facilitated by a Spoonie.
HHA BIPOC Death Cafe
Monday November 9, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Death Cafes are safe spaces to discuss end-of-life realities for BIPOC communities. Our unique relationships with our mortality, dying and death, loss and grief have been shaped by hundreds of years systemic and environmental racism, oppression, and violence. HHA recognizes this, and with the support of BIPOC facilitators will hold space for this dialogue, and these communitiees.
Many Faces of Compassion: Talking to Young People about Dying & Death
Thursday November 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
Details Coming Soon
Many Faces of Compassion: When There Are No Words
Thursday December 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
An opportunity for those who have experienced different kinds of loss; judgement around loss and tragedy associated with certain losses to share, with our audience, what was helpful, what was hurtful and what we can do to be a more compassionate community when supporting others in their journey of mourning.
Many Faces of Compassion: Moving Meditation
Thursday January 21, 2021 - 7:00pm
Make Getting Your Mind and Body Working in Harmony your New Year's Resolution