Free Compassionate Communities Workshop

When:
November 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2017-11-09T09:00:00-04:00
2017-11-09T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
First United Church
711 Prince St
Truro, NS B2N 1G7
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Craig Johnson
902-893-3265

The Colchester East Hants Hospice invites you to participate in a Free Compassionate Communities Workshop with Pallium Canada’s Bonnie Tompkins.

Learn how to implement the Compassionate Communities Toolkit in your community!

The Colchester East Hants Hospice (CEHH) is pleased to host a Compassionate Communities workshop on the morning of November 9th, 2017. A unique opportunity to learn how to mobilize a Compassionate Community, this workshop will be facilitated Bonnie Tompkins and the CEHH social work team.

About Bonnie Tompkins

Bonnie holds a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) with a specialization in Palliative Care. She currently works with Pallium Canada as the Compassionate Communities National Lead, which has her focused on mobilizing compassionate communities across Canada. She has also lead two compassionate community (CC) initiatives in Burlington and Niagara West Ontario. She sits on the steering committee for the Ontario Caregivers Coalition, is a contributor to CancerandWork.ca, a board member of Public Health Palliative Care International association, and is piloting an undergrad palliative certification with Pallium and Brock University, and collaborates with colleagues in the UK on PH initiatives. Bonnie’s interest in palliative care developed through personal experiences as a caregiver to her late partner who died while completing her BPH. Her desire to support quality of life includes 20+ years as a personal trainer.

What is Compassionate Communities?

Public health is what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions for people to be “healthy”. Any issue affecting a society that has a prevalence, an impact on society, preventable suffering, effective interventions and equity issues, should be considered a public health issue. Given the universality of death, dying, loss and bereavement, palliative care is increasingly being seen around the world as a true public health issue. Much of the world has already mobilized around palliative care as a public health issue and a theory of practice to do so, has been articulated and embraced. This theory of practice that helps us mobilize on palliative care as a public health issue is known internationally as the Compassionate Cities or Compassionate Communities model.

Pallium Canada is invested in helping Canada mobilize around Palliative Care as a public health issue, and in particular, to understand, adapt and adopt the Compassionate Communities paradigm. Through knowledge translation, education, project facilitation and leadership, Pallium Canada invites citizens, communities, care-providers, schools, businesses, educators and organizations to learn about Compassionate Communities and to “re-embrace” and then engage, in this vital social transformation.

When?

Thursday, November 9th, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Where?

First United Church at 711 Prince St, Truro, Nova Scotia.

Please RSVP to cjohnson@cehhospice.org.

Looking for more information?

Craig Johnson
Executive Director
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org

 

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Social Worker – specializing in Grief & Bereavement Support for Children & Youth – Laura McNutt: Why is Hospice important to you?

"Through working with children and youth in various capacities, I recognized that there is a need for more grief support with this demographic. When I was provided the opportunity to help children and youth in my own hometown of Truro with grief and bereavement programming, I couldn’t resist.

Experiencing grief at any stage in life is very difficult for individuals and families, and having that extra support is often important to them. My goal is to provide children and youth who are experiencing grief, healthy ways of coping with their loss in a positive, comfortable environment."

Laura started at Hospice Monday, July 8 and she will be working to develop new programs for the Fall.
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Did you know!? ... This year, Hospice Society staff and volunteers helped with planting flowers on the beautiful Palliative Care Unit patio thanks to a generous donation and expertise provided from Lowland Gardens.

Though we operate as separate organizations, we value the partnership we have with the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, with important projects like this one.
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It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 724 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $300!

Thank you to all participants for your continued support...

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We grabbed this screenshot from our video with @trurobuzz to remind you to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter this week's Hospice Bucket List 50/50!
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Social Worker – specializing in Grief & Bereavement Support for Children & Youth – Laura McNutt: Why is Hospice important to you?
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Did you know!? ... This year, Hospice Society staff and volunteers helped with planting flowers on the beautiful Palliative Care Unit patio thanks to a generous donation and expertise provided from Lowland Gardens.
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Though we operate as separate organiz… https://t.co/U45RwCGNGp

It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 724 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $300!
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Thank you to all participants for your continued support...
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