The Advance Care Planning in Canada #SpeakUp campaign is designed to help raise awareness and provide support around embracing hard conversations about palliative care.
The Advance Care Planning Initiative in Canada, led by Canadian Hospice Palliative Association (CHPCA) and popular Canadian singer-songwriter Tara Shannon have written a song called ‘Dis-moi’ to help raise awareness around the #SpeakUp campaign. The initiative serves to engage Canadians in having conversations about future health care needs in the event you are not able to speak for yourself. Performed by Jessy Lindsay, “Dis-moi” provides a wonderful compassionate way to start the conversation. Advance Care Planning is about ensuring your values, beliefs and wishes are respected. It’s about how we care for each other.
Jessy’s single ‘Dis-moi’, co-written by Tara Shannon and Hayley McLean, has a soulful and compassionate melody that lends itself well to the goal of the campaign; to help bridge a communications barrier between loved ones and the discussion around starting advance care planning. It’s easy to assume the care wishes in the event of an accident or illness but taking the time to speak up and talk about it makes the difference down the road.
About Jessy Lindsay
Jessy Lindsay is a young upcoming singer/songwriter from Ottawa, Ontario. In both French and English, she touches various audiences with her unique voice and honest lyrics. She accompanies herself on the piano and guitar. Mentored by Tara Shannon, owner of WS Records, Jessy writes folk/pop songs that show maturity beyond her years. In August 2016, she released a single, “It’ll Be Mine.” The song was a semi-finalist in the teen category of the 2016 International Songwriting Competition. In summer 2017, her band “Horizon” won the gold medal in the music catagory at the Franco-Canadien Games in Moncton, NB. In august 2017, Jessy participated in the show Jamais Trop Tôt at the “Festival international de la chanson de Granby“. Her latest single, released in 2018, “Je cherche le nord” is available now ! She attended the vocal program at De La Salle High School and is now studying music at the University of Ottawa. Jessy has always had a passion for music and she loves nothing more than to share it with others.