The Division of Palliative Care coordinates regional palliative academic rounds twice a month. These one hour presentations are scheduled every 2nd Friday from 0800 – 0900h and currently are held at the Hospice at Maycourt in Ottawa and are available on the Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN). Information about upcoming rounds is included in the CHPCP Events Calendar. In addition, you can view archived sessions on OTN. Please click here to access these archived sessions.

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CARE4YOU Conference

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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For 10 years, the CARE4YOU Conference has focused on engaging, inspiring and refuelling helping professionals who work in high-stress and trauma-exposed environments. On this our 11th year, and after what has unfolded around the world., this conference feels more important than ever. Join us as we talk about caring for ourselves, caring for each other and caring for our communities.

The virtual conference will be 5 individual sessions that will take place between 9:00AM and 4:30PM EST on Friday June 25th. You will be able to sign up to participate “real time” on June 25th or you can watch the recorded sessions which will be on the website for the whole month of July.

It is our pleasure to offer CARE4YOU 2021 free of charge. We are hosting this year free, for all of the helping professionals who give of themselves, care for, and protect others. Thank you for the work that you do.

If you would like to pay it forward, we suggest you consider donating to the United Way.



How are you doing? Caring for ourselves and each other during unsettled times    9:00 — 10:00 a.m.

June 25th 2021 marks the 471th day of the WHO declaring a global coronavirus pandemic. Four hundred and seventy-one days of constantly changing protocols and public health recommendations, increased pressures on our systems and on our personal lives, all of this overlaid with a very complex time in North American society. At TEND, we have had the privilege of working with thousands of helping professionals during the past year as we navigated this pandemic together and sometimes apart. In this session, Françoise Mathieu will explore lessons learned, what’s ahead and how we can continue to care for ourselves as the pandemic recedes.

Less time, more work: How three professionals re-evaluated “wellness strategies” during the pandemic.   10:30 — 11:30 a.m.

As we move into the “next normal” of the pandemic, many people are describing an accumulation of intense emotional and physical exhaustion. Recent surveys of the impact of the past year on individuals suggests that this wear and tear is directly related to the increase in the volume and complexity of our work as well as a result of having had to juggle constantly changing pandemic restrictions, family and intense work pressures. In addition, it is important to note that although many of us work for compassionate leaders, some of us do not. Where does this leave us now?

In this session, three professionals will talk about how the pressures of the past 400+ days forced them to reevaluate how they stay “well”. Come join them to hear how each of them is learning to incorporate microskills into their personal and professional lives.

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Caring for ourselves: Understanding meaning and grief  1:00-2:00 p.m.

Grief has many faces in a pandemic, understanding grief is important in learning to care for ourselves. In this session, bestselling author of 6 books including Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, David Kessler will talk about the many faces of grief in a pandemic. He will explore the importance of understanding and processing grief. Denise Jablonski-Kaye will then offer her expertise for helping professionals looking for ways to address the cumulative grief or “grief overload” that you are experiencing as a result of the pandemic.

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Race and Culture Have Everything to Do with It: Intersections of Secondary Traumatic Stress with Racism, Historical Trauma, and other Systems of Oppression    2:30–3:30 p.m.

Many providers working in helping professions are experiencing high levels of stress, in response to work-related trauma exposure, dealing with multiple pandemics, ethno-racial trauma, and other personal and/or community stressors. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are often exposed to additional stressors related to racism, discrimination, and bearing witness to racial and ethnic disparities in communities and disproportionality in service systems. This workshop will explore how secondary traumatic stress (STS) intersects with culture, racism, historical trauma, and other systems of oppression and will suggest strategies at the individual, supervisory, and organizational levels to address STS and these intersectionalities.

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Now what? A conversation about moving into the “next normal”   4:00–4:30 p.m.

Over the last 400+ days, most of us created new habits and survival tactics. Many of us will soon be able to change gears and gradually shift out of the rhythm and habits of pandemic life. What should we be looking at adjusting? What new habits will we keep? Join Françoise in a conversation about exploring the next phase of “normal”.

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June 25
9:00 am - 4:30 pm