HHA Specialized Programs
From talking to kids about death, to supporting anyone who is grieving the loss of a pregnancy or infant, to providing care for those who choose medical assistance in dying - our specialized programs support individuals who are facing death and their families at any stage of illness, grief or loss.
Together, we can draw the circle of compassionate end-of-life care wider. Get in touch now to bring our programs to your community!
C.A.N.D.Y. Café is part of HHA’s Death Education Program, and is designed to promote communities where experiences of death, dying and grief can be openly discussed and explored with young people. As parents, guardians, and caregivers, it is our responsibility to ensure young people know it’s okay to talk about death and learn healthy ways of coping with grief.
While Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) became legal in Canada in June 2016, it remains a controversial, complex and deeply personal issue. HHA’s Diana Pathway program gives Canadian Death Doulas access to dedicated MAiD training that teaches the four traditional domains of care (Legacy, Planning, Vigil, and Grief) in a way that meets the needs of someone considering and/or accessing MAiD.
For many aging people in this country, a long-term care (LTC) facility is their home. When someone is facing death in their LTC home resources are often extremely limited. HHA has a specific program/plan that we work with communities and LTC facilities across Ontario to implement in order to grow the circle of care wider, while supporting families and caregiving teams along the way.
Whether a loss is due to miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, infant death, or adoption, Our Babies, Our Grief welcomes participants to make our support part of their grief journey. Following the companioning model of compassionate care, this program provides a unique and much-needed type of direct support. Participants will benefit from building a strong community network and the awareness that they do not have to grieve alone or in silence.