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Settlers Take Action - Your Next Steps: Non-Indigenous folk who live in Canada benefit from the Colonialism that happened here. That means we are all responsible for our personal role in reconciliation. Read the Truth and Reconciliation Report. Connect with your Elected officials. Visit: www.OnCanadaProject.ca/SettlersTakeAction.
Residential School Survivor Hotline: 1-866-925-4419
Do you want to give? Check out Canadian Charities helping Indigenous Communities in Canada, TRUENORTHAID
Before you give, do some homework and look into the charity you are supporting:
* are they a registered charity, * how are they using the donations to benefit the communities they are serving and * are they accountable.
Local Community Legal Clinic/ Local Indigenous Resources - Hamilton, ON. Tel: 905-527-4572
Dying With Dignity
A national human-rights charity committed to improving the quality of dying, protecting end of life rights, and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering.
Bereavement Ontario Network – a diverse group of organizations and individuals throughout the province that work in the field of grief, bereavement, and mourning as professionals and volunteers.
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario – a provincial association of hospices and palliative care providers, professionals, and volunteers throughout Ontario.
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association – Advancing and advocating for quality end of life / hospice palliative care in Canada, It’s work includes public policy.
A national, non-profit organization focused on building professional and community capacity to help improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada.
Ontario Palliative Care Network
A partnership of community stakeholders, health service providers and health systems planners who are developing a coordinated and standardized approach for delivering hospice palliative care services in the province, funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to help deliver on Ontario’s commitment to palliative care.
Speak Up Ontario
An initiative of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario to improve awareness of Health Care consent and Advance Care Planning in the Province of Ontario.
End of Life Doula Association of Canada – Taking an approach focused on holistic, individual, person-centred quality care
Home & Community Care Support Services (formerly LHIN)
Hamilton Niagara, Haldimand, and Brant Local Health Integration Network – planning, integrating, and funding local health care as well as delivering and coordinating home and community care.
Canadian Virtual Hospice
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.
Bereavement Authority of Ontario
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) is a government delegated authority administering provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA) on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Responsible for protection of the public interest, the BAO regulates and supports licensed: funeral establishment operators, directors and preplanners; cemetery, crematorium and alternative disposition operators; transfer service operators; and bereavement sector sales representatives across Ontario. The BAO is wholly funded by licensee fees (not tax dollars).
Your Guide to Advance Serious Illness Planning
This tool will help you plan for serious illness and ensure that you are heard when it matters most.
Talking About Death Won't Kill You by Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller
Talking About Death Won’t Kill You is the essential handbook to help Canadians navigate personal and medical decisions for the best quality of life for the end of our lives. Noted palliative-care educator and researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller shows readers how to identify and reframe limiting beliefs about dying with humor and compassion.
The Needs of the Dying by David Kessler
In gentle, compassionate language, The Needs of the Dying helps us through the last chapter of our lives. Author David Kessler has identified key areas of concern: the need to be treated as a living human being, the need for hope, the need to express emotions, the need to participate in care, the need for honesty, the need for spirituality, and the need to be free of physical pain
Understanding Your Grief by Alan D Wolfelt, Ph. D.
Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have.
My Grandfather's Blessings - Stories of Strength, Refuge & Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
In My Grandfather's Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician & master storyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness & the joy of being alive.