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

  • Grant Received from ACFO and Ottawa Bilingue

    Compassionate Ottawa is so grateful to have received funding from the Government of Canada via the Ottawa Bilingue program and the Association of francophone communities of Ottawa (ACFO). This support will allow us to expand [...]

  • An Evening with Dr. Allan Kellehear

    On June 21, Compassionate Ottawa hosted a community presentation and conversation with Dr. Allan Kellehear, where he spoke about the public health approach to palliative care and compassionate communities. Approximately 60 community members attended the [...]

  • Three New Community Education Resources Now Available

    Compassionate Ottawa has successfully completed a two-year project which provides three new community education resources designed to raise awareness of end-of-life issues and prompt people to prepare for giving and getting help in later life. [...]

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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