A compassionate Ottawa supports and empowers individuals, their families and their communities throughout life for dying and grieving well.

Compassionate Ottawa

Living as long as you can as well as you can.

HELP Ottawa

Compassionate Ottawa is proud to bring the Healthy End of Life Project (HELP) to Canada from its origins in Australia.  This three-year research project, with funding from the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada, and led by researchers from Carleton University, will work with two community health centres and two faith communities in Ottawa to develop the skills and confidence to offer, ask for and accept help near the end of life. To learn more about HELP Ottawa, click the button below.

In the News

In a recent Ottawa Citizen article, Dr. Nick Busing discusses the importance of compassionate communities and supporting those that are facing death, as well as the work that Compassionate Ottawa is doing. To read more, please click on the button below.

Workshops & Events

Are you interested in learning about Advance Care Plans and why it is important for you to have one? If so, please consider joining us for one of our ACP workshop events coming up this year! Find information about our upcoming events from the Events page.

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Become a donor

If you would like to support the Compassionate Ottawa initiative please complete the OutCare Foundation form and select Compassionate Ottawa from the drop down menu under "Fund". Your donation will go towards supporting our initiatives for advance care planning, workplaces, schools, and faith communities, as described in our priorities page.  We thank you in advance for considering to make a donation to Compassionate Ottawa.