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November 2016

Community Meeting

November 25, 2016

Initial community meeting to discuss Ottawa becoming a compassionate community for Palliative care held from 10 a.m to 12.30 p.m. and hosted by Cardus Canada. The report for this meeting outlines the main themes and also includes the presentations that were delivered during the meeting.

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April 2017

Community Workshop

April 2, 2017

Community workshop held at Temple Israel to discuss the creation of a Palliative Care Outreach Program for volunteers and sponsored by a member of the Chair of the Social Action Committee.

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May 2017

Community Meeting

May 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

A second broad community meeting sponsored by Compassionate Ottawa was held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hellenic Centre and sponsored by Hulse, Playfair and MCGarry. Cardus Canada produced a report on this event that includes the presentations that were delivered in the meeting.

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Learning Event

May 15, 2017

Session at a faculty learning event to discuss Algonquin College becoming a compassionate Community and sponsored by the Chair of the Nursing Program.

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Die-alogue Session

May 29, 2017

A Die-alogue session sponsored by the arts organization, PAL Ottawa, and Compassionate Ottawa held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Jericho Restaurant and facilitated with the assistance of the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program.

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August 2017

Die-alogue Session

August 15, 2017

Die-alogue session held at the home of an individual for 20 friends, facilitated by Compassionate Ottawa and the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program.

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Bringing back death to life

August 22, 2017

First Unitarian Congregation, Sermon, 'Bringing back death to life' delivered by the Co-Chairs of Compassionate Ottawa.

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September 2017

Compassionate Communities Forum

September 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON Canada
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Compassionate Communities Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm, public event held as part of the 5th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road.

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October 2017

Getting to Room Temperature, a play

October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 4A1 Canada
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Getting To Room Temperature A hard hitting, sentimental and funny one person play about dying - based on a mostly true story. Written and directed by Arthur Milner, starring Robert Bockstael. The play will be performed on October 14th at 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1. It will be followed by a panel discussion. Refreshments will be provided by Kristy's Restaurant & Compassionate Ottawa. Get your tickets here! For more…

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Facilitator Training Session for Die-alogues

October 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nadine Valk from Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program and Pamela Grassau from Carleton University will be conducting a two hour training session for volunteer facilitators. Please note that this session is now full. If you are interested in participating in future training events, please contact us.

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