Palliative Care ECHO Lunch & Learn Series w/ Claudia Otto


  Session Info: In this session, certified grief counsellor, Claudia Otto will share practical tips, tools, and examples of ways health and social care providers can help others heal through methods like storytelling and tapping into the senses. This session will describe various approaches to support patients and families at various stages of their grief […]

Speaker Series – Moral Distress During the Pandemic: Impacts on the Mental Health of Long-Term Care Home Staff in Northwestern Ontario


Session Info: The purpose of this session is to present a study that explores the experiences of moral distress during the pandemic for long-term care home staff of nurses and personal support workers in northern Ontario, the subsequent impacts on their mental health as well as their resilience and adaptation. This session will outline the […]

Let’s Talk About MAiD with Lauren Clark

Faculty Lounge, Lakehead University Campus 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

  Session Details: You don’t want to miss this workshop dedicated to understanding and navigating the intricate aspects of Medical Assistance in Dying. This event is specifically designed for health and social care providers who are looking to deepen their knowledge and skills in this sensitive area. Join our special guest Lauren Clark and discover […]

Speaker Series – Wise Practices in Relational Engagement with Indigenous Peoples


Session Info: Explore respectful and meaningful engagement approaches with Indigenous Peoples. Engage in critical self-reflective practices and create a space to explore cultural safety & humility. Speaker Bios: Joanna Meawasige Vautour, Anishinaabe Kwe (she/her), MSW, RSW Joanna Meawasige Vautour is an Anishinaabe band member of Serpent River First Nation (SRFN). She was born and raised […]

Advancing Indigenous Policy & Practice Conference

The Westin Calgary Airport 10 Aero Cres NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

When & Where: February 06 - 08, 2024 | Calgary + Online About: Coordinated by the SE Health First Nations, Inuit, and Métis team, in partnership with Lakehead University’s Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), you will have an opportunity to participate in meaningful knowledge exchange with over 150 in-person and […]

LEAP LTC Online Course


LEAP LTC is now full. To join our waitlist, please contact Stephanie Hendrickson at Award-winning palliative care course for health care professionals working in long-term care and nursing homes. LEAP™ Long-Term Care is an interprofessional course that focuses on the essential competencies to provide a palliative care approach, with case studies contextualized to the […]

LEAP Facilitator Training Course

The Courthouse Hotel 277 Camelot St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Calling all Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Experts! Do you have experience as an educator and a minimum of 2 years of cumulative experience working in palliative care? Have you taken a LEAP course or are you interested in completing a course? If so, you may be eligible to become a Pallium Certified LEAP Facilitator and […]

Palliative Care ECHO Lunch & Learn Series with Elder Albert McLeod


Session Info: Supporting Patients Who Identify as 2-Spirit LGBTQ+ Who Could Benefit from a Palliative Approach to Care When: February 21, 2024 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT) Where: Zoom Albert's Bio: Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Métis communities of Norway House and Cross Lake […]

Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous people. Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation. As a Centre we are committed to working towards reconciliation and decolonizing our work and have committed as a staff to educating ourselves in these areas both personally and professionally.