News & Updates

Registration Now Open - Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference 2018

August 15, 2018 The Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University, is pleased to be your host for this exciting event! The program, focused on ‘Palliative Care for All: Striving for Equity,’ features plenary and concurrent sessions that explore how an equity-informed approach can help to improve access and quality of palliative care for those living in Northwestern Ontario. [Read More]

Talking to Kids About Death

February 23, 2018 A discussion for parents, grandparents, guardians and educators. Children often have questions when a death occurs. Sometimes it's hard to know what to say. [Read More]

You are INVITED! Local Author BOOK LAUNCH and SIGNING with Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller

February 21, 2018 Wednesday, March 7th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sleeping Giant Brewery [Read More]

Talking About Death Won't Kill You - by Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller

February 2, 2018 Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller, CERAH Research Lead, has a new book set to launch March 6th, 2018. A practical and accessible book, Talking About Death Won't Kill You takes perceptions of dying and death out of the dark and makes them an integral part of life that deserves and demands acknowledgement, respect, and even a bit of lightheartedness. [Read More]

National Bereavement Day 2017

November 21, 2017 Today, November 21, 2017, marks the first annual Bereavement Day in Canada. This campaign, started by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), encourages all Canadian to reflect about those who have passed from our lives, and to help advocate for supports at the provincial and national levels for grieving Canadians. This year's theme is "It's time to talk about grief and bereavement in Canada" which encourages individuals and groups to learn about grief and bereavement and asks them to sensitize Canada's provincial and federal governments about grief and bereavement issues. [Read More]