The 10th annual Soles Remembering Souls Walk will be held in Nanaimo on Saturday, September 10, 2016, with music, personal stories of hope, healing and support for survivors of suicide loss
Stephen Jenkinson’s new book is not a seven step coping strategy and not an out-clause for trauma or sorrow — it’s a manifesto for sanity and soul
The Nanaimo Community Hospice provides counseling and support to people with serious progressive illnesses where a cure is not expected and to their families and caregivers. Support is provided during the end of life and for family members and caregivers following the death of a loved one.
The Nanaimo hospice has recently relocated into a beautiful new building and grounds, with much more space for previously crowded programs. (more…)
A 2012 Angus Reid poll showed that 80% of Canadians support the right of terminally ill patients to have medical assistance to die. Similarly, an Environics Institute poll released December 2013 found Quebec residents are more likely than other Canadians to support medically assisted death. The poll found that nearly four in five Quebec residents said they approved of allowing a terminally ill or severely disabled person to end their life.
Dying with Dignity Canada (DWD) is a Canadian organization devoted to improving quality of dying and expanding end-of-life choices for all Canadians.
Quebec could be the first Canadian province to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives
A landmark report to the Quebec legislature in March 2012 [opens to PDF] suggested the province legalize doctor-assisted euthanasia. It recommended the Quebec government make it legal for doctors to help the terminally ill die, if they want to, under “exceptional circumstances.” The report was issued after more than two years of deliberations and public hearings. (more…)
Dying, caregiving and grieving are three of life’s greatest challenges, and the Community Hospice is ready to help
Nanaimo Community Hospice has been serving the community for over 30 years, and was Canada’s first community-based nonprofit charitable Hospice. The organization believes that the dying should experience dignity and peace, their caregivers should get the help they need, and their friends and family should be supported in their grief. (more…)