Industry Resources

Advance Care Planning

My Speak Up

Canada-wide resource for Advance Care Planning resources, including interactive workbooks to prepare your advance care plan.

First Nations Health Authority - Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning resources prepared for First Nations Communities.

Plan Well Guide

Make an Advance Serious Illness Plan and let your authentic values & informed treatment preferences guide medical decisions for your care.

Plan Well Guide has also developed the world’s first 360 Degree Virtual Reality ICU experience allowing you to step into the role of a patient experiencing a critical illness.

Canadian Virtual Hospice – Planning for My Care: For people who identify as Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+

Created by and for people who identify as Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+, the Planning for My Care booklet helps to organize your thoughts about Advance Care Planning and guide discussions with family, friends or healthcare providers. It is intended to help you think about what is important to you, what concerns you might have, and who you would want to make decisions for you if a time comes when you can’t make decisions for yourself.

Canadian Virtual Hospice – Coming Full Circle: Planning for Your Care

Created by Indigenous peoples across Canada for Indigenous people. The Coming Full Circle booklet helps to organize your thoughts about Advance Care Planning and guide discussions with family, friends or healthcare providers. It includes thinking questions, suggestions on how to choose a substitute decision-maker and ways to talk with families and healthcare providers to make wishes known.


Canadian Virtual Hospice - Providing Care

Resources for care givers featuring topics like self-care, helping with medications, providing personal care, and more.

Grief and Bereavement

Canadian Virtual Hospice - MyGrief is an online resource to help people move through their grief from the comfort of their own home, at their own pace. It can help you understand your grief and approach some of the most difficult questions that may arise. Many people working in healthcare use it as an education tool. It is also used by grief support groups and educators.

CHPCA - Grief and Bereavement Resource Repository 

This repository of grief and bereavement resources is a collection of useful links and resources to help you and your loved ones cope with grief.

Canadian Virtual Hospice – KidsGrief is a free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died. It equips parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve life’s losses in healthy ways. There is also a section dedicated for educators who are supporting students dealing with loss.

Canadian Virtual Hospice – YouthGrief has been developed — from content to art to design — by grieving youth, for grieving youth.  It shares wisdom, experiences and advice from more than 30 young people who’ve been there, and know what it’s like to grieve when someone you care about has died.

Public Health

211 is Canada’s primary source of information for government and community-based, non-clinical health and social services. The free and confidential service can be accessed 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages, by phone, chat, text, and web. 211 helps connect people to the right information and services, making their pathway to care and resources a guided and trusted one.

Palliative Care

Canadian Virtual Hospice

One of the most comprehensive resources for Canadian Palliative Care, featuring content on signs of approaching death, common questions, grief and bereavement, and more.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)

The CHPCA is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education and awareness.

Life and Death Matters

Life & Death Matters is on a mission to deliver comprehensive resources, training, and support for healthcare workers and individuals providing care for the dying and bereaved.

Since 2005 we have been providing palliative care education, resources and materials to over 150 colleges and organizations worldwide.


Canadian Virtual Hospice - 2SLGBTQ+

This is a collection of online resources to assist people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ to access and receive inclusive, respectful care. These resources were developed by people who identify as Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ and more than 40 organizations and Canadian Virtual Hospice to fill a national gap. This information is also helpful for allies, people working in healthcare and education and communities.

Indigenous Communities

Canadian Virtual Hospice - Living My Culture

People from the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others.

First Nations Health Authority - Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning resources prepared for First Nations Communities.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Government of Canada

Information, legislation and eligibility for Medical Assistance in Dying.

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Find answers to common questions, plus information about how MAiD works, and about its emotional impacts.

Bridge C-14

A network of peer-to-peer connections and community supports through all stages of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).

MAiDHouse Toronto

MAiDHouse is a non-profit organization devoted to providing those eligible to receive medical assistance in dying (MAiD) with a supportive, inclusive and home-like setting.

General Resources

Canadian Virtual Hospice - Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is your gateway to free, evidence-informed learning modules to support your practice. The modules help you build capacity and confidence in delivering palliative care and grief support, which are self-directed and self-paced and include practical tools and strategies that were developed by leaders in palliative care and grief. Certificates of completion are available to support your continuing education and competency requirements.

Community Resources

Legacy Projects

Adrian Juric - Film-maker, Coach, Listener

Adrian Juric is a Vancouver-based psychotherapist and filmmaker. He travels across Canada to create end-of-life film portraits for those who wish to find and speak their truth. Contact

Share Your Story

They create personal video time capsules of you or your loved ones through intentional conversations that will connect future generations!
Contact: or book a free discovery call at 1 416 300 5205.

Funeral Celebrant Training

Life Celebrants International
Funeral Celebrant Training and Certification

Life Celebrants International certifies Funeral Celebrants to assist families with developing and officiating meaningful life celebrations and funeral services that are personalized, reflective of the life of the deceased, and appropriate and meaningful to their life circumstances.

Visit our website for training dates and information:

Contact: Todd Reinholt, Founder|Trainer|Consultant, Life Celebrants International, 780-862-5674,,

General Resources


Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives

CINDEA is a Canadian-based organization, which respects the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages the renewal of older death practices that are appropriate to our modern-day life.

Visit the website for further information and resources:


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