Planning & Preparation

Bereavement Authority of Ontario

A government delegated authority administering provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Information and support on advanced illness, palliative care, and grief.

Compassionate Ottawa

Compassionate Ottawa helps people and their communities start conversations about the values, wishes and beliefs that go into advanced care planning.

The Conversation Project

A public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to help everyone talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected.

Death Doula Ontario Network

Resource links and a directory of death doulas network members.

Dying with Dignity Canada – Ottawa Chapter

They lead advance care planning workshops, speak out in the community about DWDC, support medical assistance in dying and offer Independent Witness services.

The Exit Planner

A practical, easy-to-use guide designed to help you organize your important personal information and documents in preparation for major life changes such as: change of residence, divorce, illness, injury or death.

Life Locker

Capture your memories, create a bucket list and write your life story. From remembering your childhood to planning for the future, LifeLocker lets you securely store your life and legacy. Keep your story safe for future generations, or share with friends and family. Sign up now for free to start telling your story.

Queer Community Deathcare

A space of support for all members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in matters regarding end of life, death, dying, and grief.

Speak Up Ontario

Ontario specific information and tools to help you have important conversations about future health care decisions.

Trillium Gift of Life Network

Responsible for delivering and coordinating organ and tissue donation and transplantation services across the province, as well as for planning, promoting and supporting all health care and allied professionals, advocates and the Ontario public in fulfilling their shared and integrated responsibilities in saving the lives of Ontarians waiting for a life-saving transplant.