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A compassionate Ottawa supports and empowers individuals at any age, their families and their communities to live well and die and grieve well.

Compassion Ottawa (CO) est à la recherche d’un(e) consultant(e) de projet à temps partiel, pleinement bilingue, pour réaliser l’analyse de documents préexistants écrits et en ligne afin de rédiger la documentation requise pour Le défi de vivre avec le deuil et la perte, un projet financé par le programme fédéral Nouveaux Horizons pour les aînés.…

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Compassionate Ottawa (CO) is seeking a fully bilingual part-time Project Consultant to analyze and adapt existing written and on-line materials to create the required documentation for the Challenge of Living with Grief and Loss, a project funded by the federal New Horizons for Seniors Program. The position description can be found linked here. Please send…

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The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program is launching a Loss and Hope Photo Challenge with a chance to win one of two Indigo gift cards of $100! Since the pandemic began more than a year ago, we have all faced numerous losses: the deaths of loved ones, being apart from family and friends, unemployment, postponed…

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“Illness, Suffering and Spirituality: The Path to Hope and Healing” went LIVE on March 24, 2021 at 11:00 am ET. In this conversation, Lorraine M. Wright talked 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…

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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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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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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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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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