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May 2017

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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January 2018

Getting to Room Temperature is Back in Ottawa

January 8 - January 13

Starring Robert Bockstael Written and directed by Arthur Milner Design by Martin Conboy January 8-13, 2018 Monday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m. A hard-hitting, sentimental and funny play about dying — based on a mostly true story. “The weighty material flows through Robert Bockstael’s seemingly effortless delivery weaving a believable humor with poignant remembrances and effective arguments.” - Jennifer Cavanagh, Apartment 613 “Bockstael controlled the mood of the audience throughout the performance with aplomb, drawing…

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February 2018

It’s hard to watch people die for a living: supporting palliative care givers in long-term care

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saint Paul University's Graduate Diploma in Supportive Care and Spirituality in Palliation presents a public lecture by Dr. Mary Lou Kelley on supporting palliative care workers in long-term care settings. In this lecture Dr. Kelley will discuss findings from a research project that promoted the use of a palliative approach to support residents and staff within long-term care homes. When: February 1, 2018, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Location: Saint Paul University, Room L120 Speaker: Mary Lou Kelley, MSW, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in…

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Dying, Death and Loss: A Compassionate Community Based Approach

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2K2 Canada

Join us on Monday, February 12th for a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session. How to improve the quality of life for the frail elderly and those who face life threatening illnesses by raising awareness and starting to plan. What services are available in the community? What longer term planning and preparations are best? What are the gaps and current challenges to living, dying and grieving well? This event is co-organized by the Glebe Community Centre, Compassionate…

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April 2018

Public Talk on “Bringing Death Back to Life: Conversations about Death, Dying, and Grieving Well”

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim Nininger, Tim Flaherty and Monica Patten are giving a presentation at the First Baptist Church as part of the Ivison Lectures. The title of the presentation is “Bringing Death Back to Life: Conversations about Death, Dying, and Grieving Well”. This event is held at the First Baptist Church on Wednesday April 18th at 7:00 PM. No registration is required to attend this event but sitting space may be limited. View the poster We hope to see you there for a lively discussion!

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