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In This Edition

  1. The Power of our HHA Volunteers:  Even in this digital world our volunteers find the best of themselves in the gifts they provide

  2. Great Things are Happening: Check out the great events that are happening throughout our chapters and virtual platform

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Great Things are Happening: Check out the great events that are happening throughout our chapters and virtual platforms 

 
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Next Events In Your Community:

 

Hamilton Halton

October 1: Moonlit Memory Walk

HHA National Office

May 22: Death Doula Training  Weekend

May 22:  Infant & Pregnancy Los Training Weekend

October 1: Moonlit Memory Walk

November 27: Death Doula Training  Weekend

November 27: Infant & Pregnancy Los Training Weekend

Greater Toronto Area

February 20: Downtown Toronto Death Cafe

March 21:  Death Cafe - for people with Chronic Pain/Illness

March 25: Do I Really Need a Death Doula?  Round Table

October 1: Moonlit Memory Walk

National Capital Region

October 1: Moonlit Memory Walk

June 16: Ottawa LGBTQ Death Cafe

April 6: Ottawa Pet Lover's Death Cafe

Niagara

February 25: Niagara Region Death Café

October 1: Moonlit Memory Walk

Waterloo

February 19: Guelph Death Cafe

March 9: Cambridge Death Cafe

October 1: Moonlit Memory Walk

October 24: Many Faces of Compassion

And our Circle is Growing: To see what is coming up in the next few months

Visit our Current Events Page

A Member of an HHA Event Team and do not see your event?  Click Here to complete the Event Registration Form

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Across our  communities in the month of March great things have been happening!   HHA Death Cafes are growing by the day.  New communities, new facilitators and great new partnerships such as the one with Ottawa Public Library.  Together we are normalizing death and proving that talking about death won't kill you!

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In This Edition July: My sunscreen is packed and I get to say Bello's name.   In this month’s edition of The Journey Journals you will learn about the Muddy Paws Wine Festival taking place on July 11 & 12 at Featherstone Winery and Vineland Estates Winery in Vineland, Ontario.  

   There is no doubt that a person’s pet is a part of their family, and is profoundly affected by the passing of its owner. Social media is full of stories and photos of pets mourning at their owner’s funerals, as in the case of the RCMP Officer killed in Moncton, or of Corporal Nathan Cirello’s dogs waiting for him as if they knew or sensed that he was not coming home.  And few will forget the much publicized photo of a dog lying on his owner’s gravestone.   

    The Bello Project cares for the pet of a terminally ill pet owner to preserve their bond of love which is so needed during that time of their life. Home Hospice Association and The Bello Project are excited, proud and grateful to be the designated charity of choice for this sold-out annual event!  Wine and dogs is a great combination that celebrates many things, including Bello’s legacy.  So why not come down to wine country, enjoy some of our country’s best wines and spend an enjoyable time at the festival with your pooch.  And of course, please don’t forget to drop by our Pawcasso’s Studio activity booth and say a big hello!

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In This Edition August: Dying does not take a summer holiday - this is why our dedicated Home Hospice family works throughout the year.  Whether it is a Board member participating in goal setting for their Chapter, an event volunteer spreading the good word about our organization, or a Compassionate Caregiver holding the hand of someone taking their last breath, Home Hospice Association in your community never takes a holiday.  In this month’s edition of The Journey Journals you will read firsthand about all of the great work happening in our chapters.

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In This Edition September: Where does the time go? In this month’s edition of “The Journey Journals” you will journey with Home Hospice Association through the past year.  What began as a conversation among three people has grown into a national cause and movement to ensure that wherever someone lays their head we can make a palliative bed.  Our journey has included many ups and downs, laughter, and tears.  We have asked ourselves many times “What on earth have we gotten ourselves into?”  However, nothing this important happens without a full range of emotions and experiences.  When the challenges were the greatest, our resolve was the strongest.  When the hour was the darkest, we focused on the smallest glimmer of light.  We invite you to celebrate this review of the past year with us.  What started as a conversation among three people is now changing and improving the way that we die. Please join us as part of our village.  

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In This Edition October: A Loss is a Loss is a Loss:  We (well most of us) work very hard to live a life of “no judgement”.  There is a great saying:  “In order to walk in someone else’s shoes you first must first take off your own”. In this edition of The Journey Journals we will explore how to live by an organizational culture that is defined by the concept that a loss is a loss is a loss.  Working in our culture of end of life care means we recognize the uniqueness of grief, much like our own fingerprint.  No one of us will grieve in the same way.  October is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness month, and a time to honour those grieving a loved one they may never have met.  Please take a moment of reflection and silence on October 15 (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day), or join one of our vigil events in a Home Hospice Association Chapter near you.   

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In This Edition November: The Moonlit Memory Walk is Home Hospice Association’s major annual event.  On October 1, 2020 xxx of us came together across 6 communities to remember our loved ones and to raise money needed in order to provide programs and services for the dying in our communities, and for those who love them.   We are so excited to announce that this year’s event raised…. In each month’s edition of The Journey Journals we are going to reflect upon our Moonlit Memory Walk event and present some of the many highlights!  “Remember that they lived; not how they died” reminds us that we can be impacted by loss in many ways, and that even those lives that may not have existed outside the womb deserve tribute.  The community of Ottawa focused their event on acknowledging the important role pets play in our lives and how the loss of a pet can be as devastating as losing a human family member.  We say a very special thank you to our National Organizing Committee and the Community Teams that brought all of the great ideas and efforts to life for our friends, family and coworkers.  Most importantly we think of those who we honoured and memorialized at the walk.  Each person lived on in the stories that were told, the photos that we saw and the memories that we shared together.  Circle your calendars for xxxx 2021, plans are already underway for next year’s Moonlit Memory Walk!

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In This Edition December: Gratitude for the air we breathe, for the desire instilled in us to “change the way we die”; no expression of gratitude is too big or too small.  In this edition of The Journey Journals we take time to reflect upon how gratitude manifests at different times and in different ways for each of us.  Working with so many international students (thanks to our amazing relationship with Humber College) reminds me every single day not to take our freedom for granted.  As fall turns to winter and the new year approaches, the holiday spirit is felt all around us and the promise of new beginnings excites.   Thanks to our Comfort Food contest we uncovered some great festive recipes for every kind of celebration.  Our gift to you is an online version of our cookbook.

    Traditions are something we all can easily share and celebrate. In this issue we also learn a bit more about our Home Hospice Association family and some of the traditions that are most meaningful to them. 

    And finally I share a story with you about the lessons my dad taught me about giving.  May this season bring to you and all those you hold dear every magical experience that you so richly deserve.

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April we salute our volunteers without whom nothing is possible

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Across our Communities in the Month of May great things have been happening! We are pleased and excited to present our first HOPP (Helping our Precious Pediatrics) Family Day in Hamilton.  Congratulations to Terri Viola-Wilson and her team for organizing such a great first event! 

In August:Across our communities in the month of July great things have been Happening! Once again The Bello Project and Home Hospice Association were the charity of choice for Muddy Paws.  We continue to feel so grateful to Featherstone Winery, Vineland Estates and Indigo Pet Photography for their support.

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In September: Across our communities in the month of August great tings have been happening! Still have to decide what to feature - Summer Vacation Mug shots?

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In NovemAcross our communities in the month of October great things have been Happening! Thanks to our students of Global Business Management at Humber College we were able to host our first Candlelight Vigils across our communities and participate in the annual Wave of Light to honour the 1 in 4 pregnancies that end in loss each year.

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