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December 2019

A Community Conversation

December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy Street
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Join Compassionate Ottawa for A Community Conversation about Dying, Death, Loss & Grief In this FREE workshop, you will be invited into a conversation on this challenging subject in facilitated small groups. You will learn how your wishes, values and beliefs form part of your advance care plan, which is something each of us needs to think about. When: December 10, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: McNabb Recreation Centre, Meeting Room C. 180 Percy Street Registration is…

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January 2020

CHPCA – Practical Caregiver Training

January 15, 2020 - February 12, 2020
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Private
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Click HERE to apply or call Brittani at 613-683-3779 5-Week Workshop Series Hands-on training to make the Caregiving Experience safer and less stressful for you and your loved one. Audience: Unpaid caregivers of loved ones with a life-limiting illness January 15/20: Your Role as a Caregiver January 22/20: Lifts & Transfers January 29/20: Providing Personal Care February 5/20: End of Life Care February 12/20: Communication & Self Care Wednesdays, January 15 - February 12, 2020 Choose either: Round 1: From 1:00 to…

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Blue Roses Documentary Screening Jan 2020

January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First United Church, 347 Richmond Road
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Come to view a compelling local documentary that follows frontline care providers as they navigate Ottawa’s inner-city rooming houses and the hidden communities of the marginally housed that they serve. Community members living in rooming houses in Ottawa’s inner-city face poverty, addiction and mental illness that often leads to their premature death alone in their room or on the street.  ​The unique care provided by nurses and people with lived experience in this film challenges conventional approaches to the palliative care typically provided…

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September 2020

Conversations & Advance Care Planning – Workshop

September 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for this free virtual Zoom workshop, where you will be invited into a conversation and facilitated group discussions on your values, wishes and beliefs as they pertain to your future personal health care. These conversations may be among the most important you'll ever have and are an integral part of advance care planning. This workshop is provided in partnership with Ottawa Public Health, Aging Well Program. **Registration is limited and the Zoom information to join the session will…

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October 2020

Conversations with Leaders: End of Life Care is Everyone’s Responsibility

October 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

This live virtual event will feature a conversation between Dr. Allan Kellehear and Dr. Mary Lou Kelley. Their conversation will include the reasons why end of life care is everyone's responsibility, the use of language in compassionate communities, what we have learned from the pandemic, and more. There will be time for questions and comments following the discussion. Dr. Allan Kellehear is a medical and public health sociologist with interests in death, dying and end of life care. He has…

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November 2020

Compassion and Action: How Ottawa’s Front-line Workers are Dealing with Dying, Death, Loss & Grief

November 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Hosted by Jack McCarthy, former Executive Director of the Somerset West Community Health Centre and current Vice-Chair of Compassionate Ottawa, this live virtual event will feature a conversation with Wendy Muckle and Anne Marie Hopkins. They will talk about how the pandemic and the opioid crisis are having a devastating impact on Ottawa's most vulnerable residents and how front-line workers are dealing with the ensuing dying, death, loss and grief. Are the necessary social and health supports in place to…

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December 2020

Conversations and Advance Care Planning Workshop

December 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Planning today makes sure that your wishes are known and may bring peace of mind to you, your family and those who may have to make decisions on your behalf. This interactive workshop will include small group discussions, which participants are encouraged to engage with by using their microphones, cameras, or typing in the chat box. More information will be given during the session. Please click here to register for the event on Eventbrite.

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January 2021

Health, Social Services and the Community Working Together: Better Outcomes for All

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

This live virtual event will feature 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 will explore 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 will describe how working together helps build compassionate communities, and will also include findings from studies that highlight…

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March 2021

Conversations and Advance Care Planning Workshop

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this free online workshop, you will be invited into a conversation and facilitated group discussions about your values, wishes and beliefs for personal future health care. These conversations may be among the most important you will ever have. They are also an integral part of advance care planning. Please note that this will be an interactive workshop held over Zoom, which will include small group discussions. To register, please visit the eventbrite page linked here. The Zoom link will…

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Conversations with Leaders – Illness, Suffering and Spirituality: The Path to Hope and Healing

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In this conversation, Lorraine M. Wright will talk with Marion Rattray about practical and thoughtful ways that we can engage with each other when neighbours, friends, or patients are experiencing serious illness or loss in their lives, or are caring for a family member. Lorraine will draw on her own life experiences, tell stories, include humour and offer her perspective from her experience as a leader in the field of family nursing, as an academic with the University of Calgary,…

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