How to have hard conversations: death and dying

JULY 2023 – DECEMBER 2023
Workshop dates, times and locations:

IN-PERSON How to have hard conversations: death and dying
NEW Dates (2 sessions to attend): Wednesday, October 18, November 1 *No class on October 25
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST for 1st session, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST for 2nd session
Location: IN-PERSON Workshop (Suite 500, 649 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph)


For VIRTUAL webinars:

These workshops are run by trained professionals and are designed to be interactive. In order for the workshops to run effectively, your camera must be turned ON.


Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for anyone in the community who wants to get their own care planning in order, and, who may be a support person for a family member or friend with serious illness.


How long is the workshop?

2 sessions (1/week), 1 hour each
*For Webinars: You’ll use the same Zoom link, meeting ID and password (that you receive in your confirmation email) to join each week.


What topics will be covered?

Session 1 – Advance Care Planning: What Matters

  • How to identify your future Substitute Decision Maker
  • Why having conversations about what is important to you or a loved one, matters

Session 2 – Participating in Serious Illness Conversations

  • How to prepare for essential conversations using scripts
  • Review sample conversations so you can discuss wishes for care when experiencing serious illness
  • Review approaches to initiating conversations
  • See different conversation styles
  • Q&A to help you get started with your own care planning


What will I gain from attending this workshop?

  • Peace of mind that your wishes and health goals are known to your family
  • Confidence to prompt or continue essential conversations about what matters
  • Information to share with your health care team so they can best support you or your family member when health and wellbeing declines


Is there a booklet or any handouts for this workshop?

  • In your registration email, you will see a link to download the handouts for this workshop.


Facilitated by a Registered Nurse/Primary Care Lead for Guelph FHT, and other guest facilitators.

In partnership with:






  • You MUST pre-register for this workshop

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to attend

  • Registration opens 1 MONTH PRIOR to start date

  • This is a workshop and therefore its purpose is to deliver information in a supportive way – this is not a therapy or support group

  • lN-PERSON and VIRTUAL workshop policies:

For ONLINE WORKSHOPS: The link to virtual webinars are sent in the registration confirmation email. If you don’t see this email in your inbox, be sure to check junk/spam folder.

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