At HPCO we strive to provide quality education and support as frequently as possible. Please see below for upcoming webinars. Click the title of the webinar you are interested in for more information and to register. If you have any questions regarding any of the webinars, please email webinars@hpco.ca

Upcoming Webinars


Grief in a New Normal – Dealing with Forced Change on our Lives

Monday October 18, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Monday October 25, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Monday November 1, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Monday November 8, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Grief is often seen as being linked to a one-time event. The death of a family member, the loss of a relationship, job or home or a change of life such as a divorce or heading off to school, and even an empty nest. As care providers and support, coping with change involves dealing with both the client and the family when they are struggling with grief every day. Knowing what tools to pull and how to tend to others while also recognizing your own self-care is ongoing and a balancing act. This four-week session will focus on principles and pathways for success. These sessions will include moving in the right direction, how to transcend and overcome apathy, dealing with grief, and finding ways to transition your work into a joy-filled and peaceful life.


Supporting Staff Wellness

Tuesday October 19, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

At the best of times, caring for others can be physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausting. During the pandemic, the challenges involved in providing palliative care increased exponentially. This workshop will explore the elements related to wellness and building resilience, including self-care, self-compassion, self-awareness, reflective practice, mindfulness and more. We will name some of the challenges for staff, especially fatigue and moral distress. Michelle will share her experiences supporting various groups virtually during this difficult time, providing ideas for ways that organizations and individuals can focus on wellness and support.


Massage Therapy in Residential, Community, & Visiting Hospice Settings

Thursday October 21, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Massage Therapy is a Regulated Health Profession in Ontario, and therefore permitted to practice during lockdown periods of pandemic precautions. This presentation will include the following: successful recruiting practices, vetting partnership institutions, and recommendations based on the hospice context of service delivery.


Free Webinars for Personal Support Workers

  • Tuesday, October 5th, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say
  • Tuesday, November 2nd, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: “But They’re Not Palliative Yet!”
  • Tuesday, December 7th, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Help for the Holidays!


Archived Webinars  

Please email Nav.Dhillon@hpco.ca to request access to the archived webinars.


EDI in Your Workplace - Interviewing Skills2021-09-23$26
Enhancing Resilience - How to Host a Virtual Self-Compassion Training Session2021-08-27$26
Complementary Therapies in Hospice Palliative Care: Where to Begin, How to Expand, & Highlighting its Importance2021-07-23$26
Engaging Community on Conversations around Death and Dying2021-07-09$26
Strategies for Organizational Resilience in Palliative Care2021-06-25$26
A Guide to Difficult Conversations: The Art of Language2021-06-18$26
Spiritual Care is not Religion2021-06-11$26
Is it Okay to Die Laughing? 2021-06-04$26
Personal Resilience for Hospice Palliative Care2021-03-03$30
End of Life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)2020-12-08$30
End of Life with Interstitial Lung Disease2020-12-03$30
Introductory Session on Trauma/Palliative Care + Revisiting Lessons Learned from the HIV/AIDS Trauma and Striving to Have a Compassionate Trauma Informed Practice and Program2020-12-02$25
End of Life with ALS and assisted non-invasive ventilation (Bilevel/BiPAP Therapy)2020-12-01$30
Introductory Session on Trauma/Palliative Care + Palliative Care Trauma Work with First Nations2020-11-25$25
Person Centred Decision Making: Long Term Care Perspective2020-11-19FREE
Introductory Session on Trauma/Palliative Care + Palliative Care Trauma Work with Refugees2020-11-17$25
Introductory Session on Trauma/Palliative Care + Palliative Care Trauma Work with Veterans2020-11-10$25
Collaborative Governance – What it is and Why it is More Important Than Ever 2020-10-29$45
Generative Governance2020-10-22$45
Personal and Organizational Resilience for Hospice Palliative Care2020-10-20$30
Risk Management and the Board2020-10-15$45
Understanding the Uniqueness of Paediatric Palliative Care2020-10-14$28
The Role of the Board Through the Pandemic2020-10-08$45
When a Child’s Wish Should No Longer Be Kept a Secret: An Important Discussion Around Advance Care Planning in the Pediatric Community2020-10-07$28
Complex Medico-Legal Issues at End of Life2020-10-06FREE
Approaches to Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care and Consent 2020-09-24$28
Engaging Long Term Care in Advance Care Planning & Goals of Care Discussions2020-09-10$28
The Pearls and Pitfalls of Person Centred Outcome Measures2020-09-09$30
Using a Guide and Communication Tips to lead Goals of Care and Other Serious Illness Conversations2020-09-03$28
Addressing Goals of Care and Health Care Consent in Urgent and Emergency Situations2020-08-27$28
Sprinting Through the Marathon of COVID-19: Assessing and Dealing with Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Secondary Trauma2020-08-19$25
Achieving Great Community Care Together II; How Our Existing Hospital/Hospice Partnership Grew to Meet New Demands During COVID-19; Inspiring and Encouraging Staff, Clients & Volunteers to Join Forces in New Ways!2020-08-18$25
Exploring Language and Communication Techniques for Having Difficult or Stressful Conversations with Patients and Families2020-08-13$20
Utilizing the Art of Therapeutic Communication to Support Caregivers in Meaning Making2020-08-12$25
Collaborate, Listen and Respond – Early Learning from the Healthy End of Life Project (HELP) Ottawa in the Context of COVID-192020-08-11$25
Engaging Community on Conversations around Death and Dying2020-08-06$20
Supporting Caregivers: Why and How2020-08-05$25
Compassionate Communities and Rapid Implementation, Compassionate Action2020-08-04$25
Introduction to Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations2020-07-23$20
Approaches to Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations2020-06-15$30
Overview of Managing Common COVID-19 Respiratory Symptoms in Palliative Care and End of Life – A Primer for Front Line Staff2020-06-04$20
Grief & Bereavement Tools & Training for Health Care Workers (10-Part Series)2020-05-06 to 2020-07-15$95
COVID-19: Emotional, Spiritual & Compassionate Care for Health Care Workers (10-Part Series)2020-04-09 to 2020-05-14FREE
Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Tools for Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care2020-03-12FREE
Navigating the World of Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations 2020-02-18FREE
Back to Basics Introducing the New Advance Care Planning Framework2020-02-05FREE