Consultant/Educator with Life and Death Matters, Saanich BC (2021 to present) – Presenter and facilitator for National PSW Webinar Series for Palliative Care with Life and Death Matters 2021-present

Consultant/Speaker with The Henri Nouwen Society, Toronto, ON  (2015 to present)

VON Canada – building support and resilience for staff and volunteers.  (Middlesex-Elgin:  2019 to 2022); Various Wellness sessions across Ontario and Nova Scotia for VON staff, managers, and directors (2019 to present)

Foundations in Parish Nursing Education Program – co-ordinator 2010 to 2016; summer session facilitator 2018 to present

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta – developing an online learning module and staff presentations on Resilience (2020 to 2021)

Extensive work with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and the Erie St. Clair LHIN Education Collaborative on Advance Care Planning initiatives and education, Spirituality and Palliative Care, Caring for Caregivers, Volunteer Education Days, PSW and DSW Palliative care education days  (2009 to 2018)

Keynote/Plenary speaker

  • Canadian Home Care Association; Palliative Care ECHO Project webinar, May 2023
  • BC Catholic Health Association, Sept 2021
  • Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan, Oct 2021
  • Assoc. of Catholic Publishers Mid-Atlantic Congress, 2020 College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta Education Forum, Edmonton AB, 2020 *cancelled due to COVID
  • Caring for the Human Spirit/Westberg Symposium, Santa Fe NM, 2020 *declined due to COVID
  • Henri Nouwen Series on Compassion, Sacred Heart University Faculty of Nursing, Fairfield Connecticut, 2020 *cancelled due to COVID
  • Fr. Klimek Lecture Series, HSHS Health System, Wisconsin, 2019
  • St. Joseph’s Hospice 10th Anniversary Speaker Series, Sarnia, 2019
  • Waterloo Region Spring Wellness Day for Caregivers, Waterloo, 2019
  • CentraCare Health and Health Ministries of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Minnesota, 2018
  • Hospice Waterloo Region Spring Wellness Day, Waterloo, 2018
  • Oxford-Elgin Palliative Care Outreach Day, Dorchester, 2018
  • Healthcare Conferences Canada Palliative Care Conference, Markham, 2018
  • The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Conference, Windsor, 2018
  • BC Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Vancouver, 2017
  • Kitchener Waterloo Mennonite Spiritual Care Conference, Baden, 2017
  • Huron County Hospice Palliative Care Day, Goderich, 2017
  • Ontario Provincial CWL Conference, Stratford, 2016
  • RNAO Parish Nurse Interest Group AGM, Kingston, 2014
  • Gerontological Nurses Assoc. of Ont. AGM, Sarnia, 2014

Hospice Palliative Care Conference Workshop and/or Poster Presenter:

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario most years from 2009 to 2022    Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (2013, 2019)  International Congress for Hospice Palliative Care (2012)

HPCO – Presenter and facilitator for Toronto LTC Education Series 2021-2022; various webinars to 2022

Guest speaker/workshop facilitator/webinar-virtual facilitator

  • Virtual facilitator for a course on Henri Nouwen through Canadian Mennonite University – Oct 2023
  • Hospice Windsor-Essex wellness session – June 2023
  • RNAO Mental Health Nurses Interest Group Wellness Webinar, Mar 2022
  • Huron Hospice Staff Wellness Days, (four sessions), Feb 2022
  • Wellness webinar for Pastoral Ministers, Archdiocese of Portland Oregon, Feb 2022
  • National Catholic Partnership on Disability, Nov 2021
  • BC Hospice Palliative Care Assoc. Grief, Bereavement and Mental Health Summit, Oct 2021
  • Yukon Palliative Care Education Series, June 2021
  • Foundations in Parish Nursing Summer Institute, July 2021, June 2023
  • RNAO Chatham-Kent, Nurse’s Week Wellness Session, May 2021
  • St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia, Palliative Care Week, May 2021
  • Government of Canada Advertising Services Wellness Presentation, Apr 2021
  • ProResp London – presentation for Service Delivery Group, Mar 2021; to RRT group Aug 2021
  • Novalis/Twenty-Third Publications/Henri Nouwen Society sponsored webinar on Healthy Caregiving, 2020 (>800 global registrants)
  • Facilitator Zoom support group sponsored by Canadian Palliative Care Nurse’s Association (formerly the CHPCA Nurse’s Interest Group for Palliative Care Nurses)  – ongoing from April 2020 to present
  • Facilitator Zoom support for St. Joseph’s Hospice Staff during COVID, April/May 2020
  • St. Joseph’s Hospice Staff /Palliative Presence, London, 2020
  • The 6th Annual Caregiver Show, Toronto, 2019
  • St. Joseph’s Hospice Volunteer Wellness Day, London, 2019
  • Healthy Aging Conference, Windsor, 2017
  • Parish Visiting Team training, Chatham 2017, Wallaceburg 2018
  • International Henri Nouwen Conference, Toronto, 2016
  • Canadian Association for Parish Nurse Ministry AGM 2014, 2015, 2019
  • Jubilee of Mercy Conference, St. Paul’s University Ottawa, 2016
  • London Catholic District School Board Professional Development Days, 2016
  • Victim Services Volunteer Training – twice yearly from 2012 to 2016, Chatham
  • Lambton College, 2013; St. Clair College 2014, 2015; Univ. of Windsor 2011
  • Central-West Palliative Care, Brampton, 2012
  • Westberg Symposium, International Parish Nursing Conference, St. Louis 2011; Memphis 2013 and 2019
  • Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, Toronto, 2010
  • Providence Health Care Spirituality Conference, Vancouver, 2010

Retreat Facilitator

  • St Clair Catholic District School Board Administrator’s Retreat Day – Port Lambton, May 2023
  • Advent Retreat – Ursuline Sisters – Chatham, Dec 2022
  • Sister’s Retreat (eight days) – Prince Edward Island, 2022
  • VON Virtual Family Caregiver Retreat, 2020, 2021
  • Manna Day on ‘Befriending Death’ and Palliative Care, Crieff Hills Centre, Puslinch ON, 2019
  • Wellness Retreat Days for Palliative Care Clinical Staff, Brantford, 2019
  • Ursuline Sisters of the Chatham Union – Three day retreat facilitator, 2018
  • Courage for Caregivers – Loyola House, Guelph – 2018
  • Courage for Caregivers – Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church – Ottawa, 2018
  • Good Shepherd Parish Staff Retreat Day – Windsor, 2018

Many seminars offered for various denominations and organizations on training parish caregivers, dealing with grief and loss, understanding palliative care

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