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

  • Survival of the Kindest Podcast Feature

    Two Compassionate Ottawa volunteers, Jim Nininger and Mary Lou Kelley, were recently featured on the podcast “Survival of the Kindest”! The host, Julian Abel, talked with them about the history of Compassionate Ottawa, its [...]

  • Public Health Palliative Care International Newsletter

    We are so honored to be recognized by the Public Health Palliative Care International. Here is what they said about Compassionate Ottawa in their December 2022 Newsletter. Jim Nininger, Co-Founder of Compassionate Ottawa Compassionate [...]

  • Kelly Funeral Homes Donation

    We are so grateful to Kelly Funeral Homes for their generous gift of $1,500 to support Compassionate Ottawa’s mission of being a movement that builds the capacity of the citizens of Ottawa to be [...]

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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