Lights of Life
For thirty years Hospice Yukon has hosted Lights of Life as a special way to remember loved ones who have died during the holiday season. The pain of missing loved ones can be especially difficult at this time of year. Hanging a remembrance tag on Lights of Life tree is a simple way to honouring lives of those we have loved and miss.
Lights of Life trees are available at many locations in Whitehorse as well as in many rural communities. At our main Lights of Life location in the atrium of the Elijah Smith Building on Main Street in Whitehorse, Hospice Yukon volunteers are to support, listen, and share in your stories.
"What a wonderful experience the Lights of Life ceremony was for me! The atmosphere, the company of volunteers, the folks sharing, their stories...just what I needed & I'm sure a gift to so many in the community."
Loss and Grief in the Workplace
Every workplace will inevitably experience loss. When that happens – whether it is the death of a co-worker, loss of a family member, chronic illness, or other losses – the impact can ripple throughout the workplace affecting morale, motivation, and ultimately, productivity.
Loss in the Workplace is a workshop Hospice Yukon offers in partnership with the Northern Institute of Social Justice and Yukon University. It teaches tools to help prepare for loss and grief in your work environment, as well as insight and knowledge about:
- The nature of grief and how we heal
- Practical tools to help you provide effective leadership in crises and high stress periods
- Anticipating the challenges of supporting employees through difficult times
- Establishing appropriate support and maintaining productivity in your unique work
The workshop is intended for managers, supervisors, educators, Human Resource professionals, school principals, and anyone in a leadership role in their workplace.
Caregiving through Loss and Grief
This workshop is offered by Hospice Yukon in partnership with the Northern Institute of Social Justice and Yukon University. It offers:
- An in-depth look at how we grieve
- Skills and resources for supporting others through loss
- Practical tools for reducing stress and finding balance in your life
- The opportunity to feel renewed and more confident in supporting yourself, your co-workers, clients and loved ones.
This webinar is intended for nurses, teachers, social workers, home support staff, therapists, child-care workers, counsellors, emergency medical staff, First Nations health workers, RCMP, and anyone who supports others as part of their work including family caregivers.