Social Support

A variety of resources intended to provide individuals with support during the end of life process.
Partner Description
CINDEA The Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives encourages and educates individuals on older death practices.
Community Deathcare Canada A non-profit Canadian group that encourages individuals to re-engage with end of life and dying in more meaningful, holistic, and environmentally sustainable ways.
End of Life Doula Association of Canada An association for Death Doulas primarily in British Columbia, but is growing to cover the rest of Canada.
CAN-ADWEN A group that specializes in Deathcare-- Wholistic, Ecological, and/or Natural Alternatives.
DEATHCARING Community Based Deathcare, Death Midwifery, Death Doula. Deathcaring is a social movement about the cultural reclamation of community centred care for the dying, dead and bereaved.
BC End of Life Companions Offers end of life companions to individuals living in British Columbia. Some services that they offer include demystifying the stages of the dying process, helping individuals express their end of life wishes and goals, and help facilitate difficult conversations.
Circle Space Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Circle Space offers empowered end of life planning
Gabriola Community Deathcare Collective (also website) The GCDC offers alternative options to families in terms of deathcare. They provide options for burial and cremation, legal information, and information on caskets, shrouds, and urns.
Manitoba Community Deathcare Manitoba chapter.
Ontario Community Deathcare Ontario chapter.
Saskatchewan Community Deathcare Saskatchewan
Let's Transform the End of Life Into A Human-Centered Experience A group that promotes a human-centered end of life experience. Discussions on serious illness, advance care planning, Palliative Care, caregiving, hospice, death and dying, grief and loss are encouraged.
A Beginners Guide to the End Group A specific group intended to encourage discussions around ideas in the book The Beginners Guide to the End.
End of life PSW An end of life DOULA located in Cornwall, ON.
FAMS FAMS is the Funeral Advisory and Memorial Society of Southern Ontario. The group offers unbiased information for those who wish to plan a funeral.