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Community Education

Hospice Peterborough is committed to raising awareness about hospice palliative care in the community.

Education Events

Contact us for a workshop or seminar that will suit your organization’s needs.

Lending Library
The Hospice Peterborough library has books and other resources on topics related to life-threatening illness, end-of-life care, death & dying and grief. We also have information specifically for children and youth.

Library services are offered free of charge to residents of all ages living in the City and County of Peterborough. Books and other materials can be checked out in person at Hospice Peterborough. It just takes a few minutes to set up a membership account.

Book Reviews

There is No Playbook on How to Be with Pain
and Live with a Loss…and It’s Ok.

A book review of Megan Divine’s ‘It’s OK That You’re Not OK:
Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand.’

By: Anne-Marie Peters, Grief and Wellness Coordinator,
Hospice Peterborough

Informational Booklets and Handouts

Last Hours of Life

Grief What to Expect

Putting Your Affairs in Order

Palliative Pain and Symptom Management

Getting Through the Holidays with Grief 

Web Resources
The following are credible non-profit organizations, mainly located within Canada that offer relevant web-based information for people living with life-threatening illness, caregivers and people who are grieving.

Canadian Cancer Society
Prevention and screening information and links to popular programs such as Wheels of Hope – a driving program supporting clients to get to cancer-related medical appointments. Peer support is also offered along with a discussion board where people with cancer can connect.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)
The national voice for palliative care in Canada.

Cancer Care Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario has excellent resources for people living with cancer and evidence-based tools for health practitioners.

Caring Bridge
Free personal protected websites allow users to post about their health and create request lists which define what they need and allow family and friends to help without having to constantly ask what they can do.

Central East Healthline
Designed by the Central East Local Health Integrated Network (CE LHIN) for health care professionals and people living in the CE LHIN, This site offers accurate, up-to-date information about health services.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
The provincial association of hospices and palliative care providers that Hospice Peterborough belongs to.

Huddol
Established by the Caregiver’s Network this Canadian social networking site is designed to support caregivers.

Living My Culture
Canadian website developed by Virtual Hospice where people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief.

My Grief
Canadian resource developed by Virtual Hospice to help people understand and work through grief.

My Grief Now
Helping grief make sense…one story at a time.

Pallium
Pallium is a Canadian organization with online education resources. Pallium also produces the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook and facilitates delivery of courses across the country such as LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care).

Speak Up (Advance Care Planning)
Resources for developing an Advance Care Plan and for health professionals to promote advance care planning. Ensure you click on the Ontario-specific resources because some of the legislation for advance care plans is province-specific.

Toronto University Health Network
Helpful guidelines on using the Internet to find information
about your health.

Virtual Hospice
Information for people living with a palliative diagnosis, family and professional caregivers; includes discussion forums, videos for family caregivers on how to provide care and evidence-based tools for health professionals.