Join the conversation around
doing death better

A one-day community conference that brings together people and services to share resources, learn, and connect.

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Deathly Matters  showcases emerging voices and perspectives not readily found within the mainstream dialogue.  We welcome you to this opportunity to learn from others, ask questions, and share experiences in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere with a community of people who are also committed to doing death better.

  We are grateful to be hosting this day on the traditional lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ people.

our speakers, so far.

Join us for a full day of speakers, workshops, and a marketplace of services and resources.
More speakers are being scheduled, so please continue to check back. We are thrilled to have these folks offering their wisdom and experiences.

Penny alport

End of Life Ceremony and Ritual

Sachi Tamura

A Buddhist Perspective on Death and dying

Chris Benesch

Green Burials and cremation

Glenn Patterson

A First Nations' Perspective on Death and Dying

Linda Hunter

That Which Lasts - Leaving our Legacy

Sachi Tamura

Keynote Address

Sachi Tamura

Promoting Health Equity at End of Life

 Jennifer Mallmes

The Role of Death Doulas

Don Morris

Home Funerals and Body Care

Chelsea Peddle

Mapping End of Life Care

Shauna Janz

Joining our Ancestors

a creative collaboration

We are the founders of Sacred Grief and Dying with Grace. We have both been taking part in these important conversations through our own businesses. We are pleased to meet you, and honored to bring this event to our community.

Shauna Janz - Sacred Grief
SHAUNA JANZ, SACRED GRIEF

I am passionate about creating community and nurturing our ability to grieve well and reclaim holistic and ritual strategies for healing. I founded the Victoria Holistic Death Care Community in 2017, and am thrilled for this inaugural Deathly Matters.

I believe it is through our shared experiences of pain and loss, and by providing spaces to connect on these things, that we can nourish a deep sense of well-being – physically, mentally, emotionally, culturally,  and spiritually.

LINDA HUNTER, DYING WITH GRACE

LINDA HUNTER, DYING WITH GRACE

Since 1997 I have been supporting loved ones through end of life and for the past few years, I have been part of a conversation around ‘doing death better’. I operate from a place of kindness and compassion.

I believe that saying farewell in a heart-centered and meaningful way is our final gift to those we love; honoring the life they lived and the legacy they leave.