Crisis Services Canada

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Kid's Help Line
24-hour crisis line: 1-800-688-6868

In Canada TEXT "CONNECT" to 686868


Call 911


Go To Your Nearest Emergency Department

Palliative Resources

See Also 
End-Of-Life Resources

Advance Care Planning

Paper Diary

Advance Care Planning Personal & Health Care Professionals
Speak Up Ontario

Advance Care Planning Workbook 
Speak Up Canada - Smaller Guide

** Living Well, Planning Well. An Advance Care Planning Resource - Workbook (Speak Up)

Government of Canada - Options & decisions at end of life

Ready When - Digital legacy management solution. All of your information in one place

Advance Care Planning Canada

Comfort Care Book - A Guide for Care Givers
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)

PlanWell - Online advance serious Illness planning guide

Serious Illness Conversations  Adult

** The Conversation Projects
Free Guides for Professional and Personal

Dying with Dignity Canada

Powers of Attorney - for Property and Personal Care (Ontario)

Government of Canada - Financial Estate Planning Check list

Canada Free Legal Will 

EstateExec Canada
Free Estate Checklists Etc 
Help for Executors

For Professionals - Serious Illness Conversations with Parents

Death Doula Ontario Network

For Professionals - Ariadne Labs - Serious Illness Conversations, Resources, Tools

Five Steps of Advance Care Planning

How to Decide on a Substitute Decision Maker 


Queer Community Deathcare

Home Hospice Association 2SLGBTQ+ Death Cafes

LGBTQ Life Centre - Understanding Pronouns

Sage National Resource Centre for LGBTQ+ Aging - EOL Decisions Resources

The Care We Dream of: Liberatory and Transformative Approaches to LGBTQ_ Health 

Palliative Care Resources

Home and Community Care Support Services - Palliative Care (Formely LIHN)

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

Ontario Palliative Care Network

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Asssociation


MAiD Resources
(Medical Assistance in Dying)

MAiD - Ontario Government Information for Clients

Dying with Dignity Canada

Bridge - C14
Network of Peer-to-Peer Connections and Community Supports through all sages of  (Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Government Reports & Information

Health Connect Ontario
- To ask questions to someone in the health field
CALL 811 

3rd Annual Report 2021
Canadian Government 

MAiD & End-of-Life Decisions
Ontario Government


Holding Space - The Art of Helping

I am sure you have heard the words "holding space" but what does it mean? Holding space for someone is to be supportive and present, without judgment or opinion. It is something easier said than done. It means listening. Allowing the person to share their feelings and thoughts without fixing or the need to respond. It includes practicing empathy and compassion accepting someone's truths, no matter what they may be. Putting your needs and opinions aside, and allowing them to just be. And remember... it takes practice.