Its important to discuss your end of life wishes long before you are at the point of needing them.
A Health Care Directive is a legal document that outlines who you’d want to carry out your decisions for you if you couldn’t any longer, and what those decisions are.
Click the photo to go to Dying With Dignity Canada for a downloadable version specific to your province and give us a call if you would like some help filling it out.
We host small group workshops to learn your medical rights as a patient and help complete these documents, please contact for more information.
Watch this humorous take on choosing a health care proxy by The Conversation Project
Have you chosen yours?
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.
A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.
A public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected.
Too many people die in a manner they would not choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain.
It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. And it’s time to communicate about the kind of care we want and don’t want for ourselves.
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.
Dying With Dignity Canada is the national human-rights charity committed to improving quality of dying, protecting end-of-life rights, and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering.
MyGrief.ca can help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing. It has been developed by a team of national and international grief experts together with people who have experienced significant loss in their own lives.
This 5 part video series gives an in-depth look at what natural death care looks like. *Warning* images may be disturbing to some.
Home funerals invite family, friends, and community into an authentic and healing after-death care experience in a safe and familiar place, with care performed by loving hands. Families choosing home funerals express gratitude for the intimacy, connection, and sense of purpose that results from this organic and timeless practice.
Unwinding Life offers Home Funeral assistance with as much or as little help with the process as you would like. Let us help you give your loved one the most authentic funeral possible, in a home setting.
A poignant Ted Talk done by Palliative Care Physician, BJ Miller
The trailer for the incredible documentary film Griefwalker- about Canadian palliative care pioneer, Stephen Jenkinson.
Find it here: