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A compassionate Ottawa supports and empowers individuals, their families and their communities throughout life to live well and to die and grieve well.
Have you had the conversation?

Who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself? Do they know your wishes? How are health care decisions made if you cannot make them yourself?  Our advance care planning workshops and resources can answer these questions. Advance care planning is about planning for life, up to and including death.

Avez-vous eu la conversation?

Qui parlera pour vous si vous ne pouvez pas parler pour vous-même? Cette personne sait-elle ce que vous souhaitez? Comment peut-on prendre des décisions au sujet de vos soins de santé si vous ne pouvez pas les prendre vous-même? Vous trouverez des réponses à ces questions lors de nos ateliers de planification préalable des soins et les ressources offertes. La planification préalable des soins vise la planification de la vie, et ce, jusqu’à la mort.

What’s Up at Church? Early Findings from HELP Ottawa’s Faith Communities

February 16, 2021

by HELP Ottawa Community Facilitators: Heather McGrath & Colleen Mayo-Pankhurst. During the fall of 2020, the HELP Ottawa Team has been busy identifying findings from our more than 160 site interviews. These are things that people have said that have recurred in several or many interviews. Because we are in the initial stage of our…

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Conversations with Leaders went LIVE!

January 21, 2021

This live virtual event featured a conversation between Dr. Julian Abel, physician and Director of Compassionate Communities UK, and Dr. Nick Busing, retired family physician and Compassionate Ottawa Board member. Together they explored a model of care that demonstrates the essential role of the community in improving the health of its residents in partnership with…

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Annie’s Story: Leaning on Community in Times of Need

December 17, 2020

In March 2020, Annie, a 67 year old public servant, was faced with a devastating diagnosis of stage 4 cancer. She was alone and did not know where to turn. She tells how she became aware of community support organizations that are available to assist people in need. She has since become an active community volunteer in strengthening community connections.

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Compassion and Action went LIVE!

November 25, 2020

Hosted by Jack McCarthy, former Executive Director of the Somerset West Community Health Centre and current Vice-Chair of Compassionate Ottawa, this virtual event featured a conversation with Wendy Muckle and Anne Marie Hopkins of Ottawa Inner City Health. They talked about the pandemic and the opioid crisis, how they are having a devastating impact on…

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Parlons-en! – tv Rogers Ottawa

November 8, 2020

Jacqueline Pelletier et Jean-Pierre Soublière explorent positivement les différents aspects du deuil et des rites associés à ce passage obligé.   Cliquez ici pour voir la vidéo.

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Conversations with Leaders went LIVE!

October 28, 2020

If you were not able to tune into the webinar when it was live, click here to watch a recording of the session.

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