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January Update

“Health, Social Services and the Community Working Together: Better Outcomes for All” went LIVE today! This 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 health care providers. The conversation described how working together helps build compassionate communities, and also included findings from studies that highlight the benefits of compassionate communities.

To watch a recording of the session, click here.

Conversations with Leaders went LIVE!

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

Annie, a 67-year-old public servant, was faced with a devastating diagnosis of stage 4 cancer earlier this year. In this story, she tells how she has found the inner strength to reach out and receive the help she needs in the community. She has since become an active volunteer in strengthening community connections.

Compassion and Action went LIVE!

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