Die-alogues: Conversations on Life and Death

Hospice Northwest Presents Diealogues. Conversations on Life and Death

General Information

Die-alogues is a series of discussion groups hosted by our team at Hospice Northwest, and is intended to start meaningful conversations about end-of-life issues.

As an organization, the mission of Hospice Northwest is to bring better end-of-life care to our community. We focus on creating tools, services and programs that encourage ongoing dialogues with our clients and our community.

Engaging and respectful discussions about death and dying help to remove the fear we feel around this topic, and help us make important decisions about our final wishes in a timely manner.

A unique and thought-provoking topic is selected for each Die-alogues event.

Participants will be invited to discuss these issues and listen to the ideas and experiences of other members. A guest speaker with first hand knowledge of the topic will introduce the subject matter and encourage discussion at individual tables.

The experience of this event will be enhanced with the addition of delicious desserts and coffee. Everyone is welcome at these community minded events.

For up to date information about upcoming Die-alogue events, please check back to this page often, or join our Hospice Northwest Facebook page.

Upcoming Event – Don’t Duck the Conversation: Thursday November 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Italian Cultural Centre, 132 S. Algoma St. 

The next community Die-alogues event will focus on the theme of Advance Care Planning and the launch of a new personal planning tool called Don’t Duck the Conversation. The guide was created as a way to help individuals get their ducks in a row and prepare in advance for the inevitable time when their lives will end.

The upcoming Die-alogues event is scheduled for November 24, 2016. Registration will open October 28. To be placed on our registration list, please call 626-5570, ext. 5573 or click the button below. 

Die-alogues Registration

Past Events

Community Die-alogues: Death and Social Media - June 21, 2016
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference, Toronto, April 19-21, 2015
Die-alogues Pop-up at the Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference, November 4, 2014
Die-alogues Presentation at the Hospice Northwest Volunteer Retreat - September 2014
Bucket Lists - May 29, 2014

 

Host a Die-alogues in Your Community

If you would like to encourage members of your community to open up an easy and respectful dialogue on death, and want help and ideas on how to host your own Die-alogues event, Hospice Northwest can help.

You can download our Die-alogues Guide in PDF format here.

Or you can order our Die-alogues Starter Kit, which will include:

  • Die-alogues Word Search
  • Die-alogues Jeopardy Game
  • Die-alogues Conversation Starter Cards
  • Die-alogues Euphemism Challenge
  • Die-alogues Budget Template
  • Die-alogues Sample Guest Tracking Sheet
  • Die-alogues Participant Evaluation Form
  • Die-alogues Volunteers Description and Roles
  • Die-alogues Facilitator Instruction Handout
  • Die-alogues Speaker Sheet
  • Die-alogues Topic Ideas and Topic Planning Sheet
  • Die-alogues 3 Month Outline Planning Document

To order the Die-alogues Starter Kit, please contact Kathleen Buso by phone at (807) 626-5570, ext. 5573 or by email at kathleen@hospicenorthwest.ca.

Photos from Past Events