Compassionate Ottawa is a community movement that works to change the way we think about living well, dying, death and grief and to strengthen the capacity of people to care for each other in times of serious illness and loss. We passionately believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy wellness and self-respect until the end of life.


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What We Do

Advance Care Planning
Conversations with Leaders
Grief and Bereavement
Together Ottawa Ensemble
Sponsor Projects

Where We Work

Our Schools
Our Workplaces
Our Faith Communities
Our Communities At Large

Our News

  • We Are Hiring: Program Coordinator

    Program Coordinator POSTING (parental leave 2024) Compassionate Ottawa (CO) is a volunteer-driven community organization that aims to build community capacity to care for one another, especially in times of serious illness, grief, loss, and [...]

  • Placement Students from Algonquin College’s Nursing Program

    Our three placement students from Algonquin College’s Nursing program, Julia, Naila and Logan, presented their final report findings at the RE/ACTION In-Class Projects Showcase on Tuesday, December 5. These students supported the development of [...]

  • New ways to build compassion with underserved Ottawa communities

    Ottawa, ON – On Thursday, Compassionate Ottawa (CO) announced its receipt of $88,020.80 through the Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF), which is a one-time $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support [...]

Compassionate Ottawa is committed to fighting exclusion and racism which has been present for centuries and has been acutely reported on in the last several years. Through our activities and representations, we will contribute to the dismantling of systemic oppression and exclusion of all groups that experience discrimination. Compassionate Ottawa is a learning organization, aware that striving for inclusion is a process. We are reaching out to communities to help us learn to be truly inclusive.

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