SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st (PT time zone)
*clocks change and go back by one hour on November 1st, 1 am

While all of our speakers are, at this time, confirmed as shown, we recognize that our lives can and do change without notice.  We will endeavour to provide a speaker in every time slot, and will only cancel if necessary. 
In the case of a cancellation, we graciously extend our understanding and compassion to our speaker.  

8:00 - 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Panel 
Arran Liddel, Oceanna Hall, Shauna Janz – Keynote Panel (facilitated by Andrew Langford)
Mourning Stories: An Exploration of Grief, Sorrow, and Bereavement  

9:45 - 11:15 am

Ashley Mollison, Katie Leahy, Bernice Kamano, Katie Thorne 
Developing Compassionate Inner City Communities

11:30 - 1 pm

Penny Allport
The Ecological Footprint of Death – Your Living Legacy 

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Chelsea Peddle
Getting Comfortable with Death: A Checklist for Personal Care and Comfort Wishes 

3:00 -4:30 pm

Lycia M. Rodrigues
What We Can Learn From the Stories of Family and Friend Caregivers – Supporting a Palliative Approach to Carer the Caregiver

4:45 - 6:15 pm

Michele Jarvis Wonnacott
Pet Loss: Grieving Gracefully  

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st (PT time zone)
*clocks change and go back by one hour on November 1st, 1 am

8:00- 9:30 am


9:45- 11.15 am

Glenn Patterson and Michelle Staples 
A First Nations Perspective on Death, Dying, and Grief 

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Shauna Janz
Getting to the Heart of It – Supporting Healthy Grief Expression

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Pashta MaryMoon
By My Own Heart and Hand – Home Funerals and “Last Wishes”    

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Rosanne Beuthin, Oceanna Hall, Mona Mork
MAID – Understanding and Navigating Medical Assistance in Dying 

4:45 - 6.15 pm



A SIDE OF DEATH - available throughout the Conference

Munro’s Books – an online bookshelf filled with book titles related to Death and Dying, available for purchase  

Grief Narratives   Stories of Our Shared Experience – A photographic exhibit by Josh Neufeld 

At Life’s Door – A Portrait Project on Mortality by Iris Moore, along with a selection of her films.  

Musical Interludes  A selection of healing Handpan sounds from Sylvia McAvany , and Guitar tunes from Lisa Bosman  

Virtual Before I Die….  wall –  a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share personal aspirations in public.  Originally created by artist Candy Chang, more than 5000 walls have been created around the world.  




An opportunity to learn, share resources, and simply gain an awareness of the choices that exist around death and dying.