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Compassionate Ottawa

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

Special Announcement

Our community is living through an extraordinary and unsettling time.  Our Public Health officials have asked us to stay at home as much as we can and to cancel events.  So, with great regret, Compassionate Ottawa will not be offering workshops, holding in-person meetings, or keeping our office open until further notice.  Our staff will be working from home, following emails, and responding to phone messages. While we are stepping back from business as usual, we are not stepping back from caring for each other. Please remember to reach out to your family, your friends and neighbours as well as those whose work is essential to our well being with words and acts of kindness and support.

"Let’s work on caring for Canada’s millions of caregivers." Op-Ed article published in Ottawa Citizen on June 3, 2020

In an article published in the Ottawa Citizen by two Compassionate Ottawa volunteers, Jane MacDonald and Nick Busing highlight the acute need for communities to offer support to Canada's caregivers. 

"COVID-19 – This is the time to talk about your health care and end-of-life wishes." Op-Ed article published in Ottawa Citizen on April 9, 2020

In an article published in the Ottawa Citizen by two Compassionate Ottawa volunteers, Nick Busing and Louise Hanvey discuss the importance of having conversations with family and friends about personal health care.

HELP Ottawa During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The HELP Ottawa team has had to make some adjustments due to COVID-19, but they are still working to build support in our communities. To read more about how they are doing this, please click the button below.

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