Grief and Bereavement Supports for Health Care Workers

Mental Health Supports for Health Care Workers 


Webinar Series

At the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we hosted a series of webinars for health care workers/health service providers where we discussed emotional, spiritual and compassionate care regarding COVID-19. Each session began with a 20 minute presentation covering a set of topics. Following the presentation, there was a discussion period which allowed participants to debrief and receive mutual support during this crisis. You can access the audio files for each of the sessions below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these sessions, please email

Staying Well Series

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario launched the new Stay Well Series to support health care providers, caregivers, individuals, and families who could benefit from daily reflections to help guide and comfort them during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Many individuals are suffering, and we hope these inspirational messages can help in some small way to lift our spirits in this very challenging time.

HPCO connected with Eugene Dufour to launch the Staying Well Series.  Eugene is a clinically trained Individual, Marital and Family Therapist, Bereavement Specialist, Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist and a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Facilitator. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree from King’s College at the University of Western Ontario.

Eugene has been working in the area of bereavement and trauma work, hospice palliative care, and the HIV/AIDS movement for the past 30 years.  He is a past president of the Ontario Palliative Care Association and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.  He is also a regular workshop presenter at the annual HPCO Hospice Palliative Care conference each April.

In 2002, Eugene was presented with the Commemorative Medal for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd Golden Jubilee by the Governor General of Canada for his work in hospice palliative care.

Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed by course facilitators and presenters are not that of HPCO’s or HPCO employees’.