Die-alogues: Conversations on Life and Death

Hospice Northwest Presents Diealogues. Conversations on Life and Death

Upcoming Event: Community Die-alogues: Dying Without a Home
7:00 – 9:00 pm on June 8 at the Embassy Ballroom, Victoria Inn

How is palliative care delivered on the streets?

90% of Canadians report that if given the choice, they would want to die in their homes. What happens when you don’t have a home? What kind of care is available for the most vulnerable in our community? Whose job is it to step up and show people who live on the outlines of our community that how they die matters too?

Dr. Naheed Dosani will be our guest speaker for this Die-alogues event. Dr. Dosani is a passionate and respected advocate for marginalized & vulnerable populations with palliative needs in the Toronto area. He serves as a Palliative Care Physician at the Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) and William Osler Health System (WOHS). He recently completed the Conjoint Palliative Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto. After completing his training, Dr. Dosani founded PEACH (Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless), a mobile, street & shelter-based outreach service aimed at meeting the Palliative Care needs of the homeless & vulnerably housed. Through PEACH, he provides Toronto’s most marginalized populations with compassionate care and a dignified approach to their end-of-life journeys.

If you would like to register for this Die-alogues event, please click the button below.

Die-alogues Registration

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.

Past Events

From the Womb to the Tomb: March 23 at Lakehead University
Community Die-alogues: Don't Duck the Conversation - November 24, 2016
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

The Bucket List, Death and Social Media Die-alogues and Don’t Duck the Conversation Die-alogues were generously sponsored by 


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