MAiD & The Death Doula


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Like Minds Like Experiences Like Challenges

Virtual Open Support Forum for Veterinary Professionals

December 16, 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.  

Many Faces of Compassion: When There Are No Words

Thursday January 21, 2021 - 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. 

Death Doula Training and Certification Program

Weekend of February 26 2021



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:  April 16 2021 | June 11 2021

Many Faces of Compassion: Talking to Young People about Dying & Death 

Coming in 2021 - 7:00pm

This presentation is about how to help young people understand that death is a part of life and helping the ones who have experienced loss through death understand their grief and how to grieve in a healthy way.  It’s about how to listen so kids will talk about their feelings and ask questions. This presentation is part “spilling forth of information” and part conversation. Hope you can join us!

Infant and Pregnancy Loss Doula Training and Certification Program

Weekend of February 26, 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

2021 Dates Coming Soon - 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.

Info/RSVP Kayla@HomeHospiceAssociation.com

HHA BIPOC Death Cafe

2021 Dates Coming Soon - 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 communities.

Info/RSVP Kayla@HomeHospiceAssociation.com

Many Faces of Compassion: Moving Meditation

Thursday February 18, 2021 - 7:00pm

Make Getting Your Mind and Body Working in Harmony your New Year's Resolution

HHA Death Cafe Facilitator Roundtable - Closed Event

Tuesday April 6 2021 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 July 16 2021

Facilitators can email Kayla@HomeHospiceAssociation.com to RSVP.

MAiD [Medical Assistance in Dying] Death Cafe

New Dates Coming Soon


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.​

RSVP Merri-Lee@HomeHospiceAssociation.com

Moonlit Memory Walk - Walking individually yet together under the same full moon

Wednesday October 20, 2021 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.

More Information           Register to Walk        

Many Faces of Compassion: When Compassion Comes on Four Legs

Circle Your Calendar; Put in Your Furry Friend's "Paw-Pilot" 

2021 Dates Coming Soon - 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.

Death Cafe for Pet Lovers

Date for January 2021 Coming Soon - 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.

RSVP Pamela@HomeHospiceAssociation.com

Lunch Time Conversation with OPL's Wellness Friday: Virtual Death Cafe

Friday November 20, 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 to be announced

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