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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.

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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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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By Compassionate Ottawa, published in the Ottawa Business Journal on October 12, 2020. “This pandemic has affected everyone. Every aspect of our life seems to have been disrupted. The workplace is a key area in which significant changes have occurred and will continue to evolve. For many, home has become the principal place of work…

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