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  • Homework for the Heart with David Maginley

    Homework for the Heart David Maginley is a spiritual counsellor, four-time cancer survivor, near death experiencer, public speaker and author. He joins the Director of the Advance Care Planning Initiative, Laurel Gillespie, in a three part series that will explore Building Resiliency, Mental Health, and Compassionate Communities. Part I – Building Resilience “Advance Care Planning […]

  • ‘SAY’ Lyric Video

    ACP Canada Tara Shannon SAY lyric video

     Canadian award-winning singer and songwriter, Tara Shannon, has written and performed a new song for Advance Care Planning in Canada’s #SpeakUp campaign. ‘𝗦𝗔𝗬‘ encourages people across Canada and beyond our borders to have important conversations with their loved ones. Do not assume you know what care they wish to receive in the event of accident or illness. […]

  • Who Will Speak For You?

    What if you were in a sudden accident or diagnosed with a serious illness?⁣⁣⁣ What if you were unable to speak for yourself?⁣⁣⁣ Who would speak for you?⁣⁣⁣ Do they know what matters most to you?⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ It’s about conversations. ⁣⁣⁣ It’s about wishes.⁣⁣⁣ It’s about how we care for each other.⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣ 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞’𝐬 […]

  • Tara Shannon releases new single ‘Say’ in partnership with ACP in Canada

     Canadian award-winning singer and songwriter Tara Shannon releases new single called ‘Say’ in partnership with Advance Care Planning in Canada to support the #SpeakUp campaign  The Advance Care Planning in Canada  #SpeakUp campaign is designed to help raise awareness and provide support around embracing hard conversations about palliative care  You can listen to ‘Say” […]

  • A Life Well Lived is a Life Well Planned – IHLCDP Presentation

    Advance Care Planning in Canada Today A Research to Practice Presentation Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, and the North Okanagan Hospice Society The presentation will focus on the Advance Care Planning Capacity Building project underway to help people prepare for their future needs. There will be a review of […]

  • What do elephants, ducks and a comedian have in common?

    May The Fourth Be With You! In celebration of the 20th National Hospice Palliative Care Week, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is thrilled to co-host a Fireside Chat with Advance Care Planning Canada (Speak up).⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We’ll be joined by Yvonne Heath (Founder of Love Your Life to Death and the #IJustShowedUp movement) and Robert […]

  • Tara Shannon performs ‘SAY’; urges Canadians to Speak Up

    Song Cover SAY by Tara Shannon

    Canadian award-winning singer and songwriter, Tara Shannon, has written and performed a new song for Advance Care Planning in Canada’s #SpeakUp campaign. It hits streaming platforms on Friday, April 24, 2020. ‘SAY‘ encourages people across Canada and beyond our borders to have important conversations with their loved ones. Do not assume you know what care […]

  • Experiencing Grief: A Fireside Chat with Yvonne & Laurel

    Our normal life, our routines, our working habits, the social connections – everything has changed. We are grieving for the world around us. So how can we 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙐𝙥 and empower ourselves in the midst of global grief? ⁣ ⁣ Join Yvonne Heath (Founder of Love Your Life to Death and the #IJustShowedUp movement) and Laurel […]

  • ACP Day 2020 – Find Out More

    ACP Day 2020 Poster

    A Life Well Lived is a Life Well Planned April 16th marks National Advance Care Planning Day in Canada. Advance Care Planning is the process of thinking and talking about your wishes, values, and preferences for your future care in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. Decide who would speak for you […]

  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Releases New Resources to Support the Legal Processes of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada

    Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada initiative, led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association released Living Well, Planning Well: resources to support the legal processes of Advance Care Planning in Canada. Every province and territory in Canada has laws to help protect the right to do Advance Care Planning (ACP) and choose a Substitute Decision […]