2 – Grieving a Death due to Substance Use

Are you grieving the death of a loved one due to substance use? Connect with others who have had a similar loss. Facilitated by Carlie and Hannah from Hospice Yukon. Judgement-free zone. Age 18+ Dates: Wednesdays April 3, 10 and 17, 2024 5:30 – 7:30pm Venue info on registration Group size is limited. To register … Read More

1 – Crafting Your Grief

Make a self-compassion mirror while you are grieving Join Yukon artist Ava P Christl and Hospice Yukon facilitator Carlie. No experience necessary. No need to tell your story. Care for yourself by creating the love and messages you want to receive. All materials provided at no cost. Judgement-free zone. Age 18+ Date: Saturday March 9, … Read More

Remembering Morris Lamrock

Morris was a volunteer with Hospice Yukon. This version of his life story was originally co-written by Joie Quarton and Susie Anne Bartsch and adapted for our blog.Morris David Lamrock was a true renaissance man, a man of varied passions and interests, a man of range and capacity. Born on February 13, 1960, in Calgary, … Read More

Grief Yoga – Winter 2023

THIS EVENT IS NOW WAITING LIST ONLY… BUT FEEL FREE TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST! Grief affects our whole being…Brain fog, somatic symptoms of grief, rollercoasters of emotions or numbness, low energy, etc. are all normal experiences when grieving. Grief yoga is a gentle way to rebalance energy, support self-care and gently release … Read More

Affected by Change

We expect that the effects of the pandemic will continue to be felt in our community for years to come… many Yukoners lost family members, employment, and important social connections.  There have been a few “silver linings” at Hospice Yukon, including our increased capacity to offer services remotely across the Yukon. We’re also noticing that … Read More

5 – Day Hospice

Are you living with a life-limiting illness? We offer a free monthly Day Hospice. A chance to connect with peers who are also living with a life-limiting illness. Gentle activities, social time, relaxation, and live music. Monthly afternoon program also provides a short break for caregivers. Space is limited so please contact Hospice Yukon to [...]

4 – Grief and the Frontline Professions – May 2024

Register now for this two-day workshop that we offer just once a year at beautiful McClintock Bay Adventures at Marsh Lake. It is geared towards professionals who support others in their work... nurses, therapists, teachers, counsellors, and others. Many jobs that involve supporting and caring for other people also often involve loss and grief. The way we respond [...]

Excerpts from a Grief Diary

By Megan Slobodin A year ago, my husband passed – unexpectedly, suddenly.  I felt myself plunging deep into grief, fighting for air, and forcing myself to take active steps just to keep myself alive.  Coming to grips with the loss of my partner and best friend was devastating enough. Realizing the magnitude of all the … Read More

Heartfelt Thanks to our Volunteers

This year, as in many years past, our passionate and skilled volunteers have contributed countless hours towards the work of Hospice Yukon. Our volunteers help in myriad ways… they are part of all of our programs and services, and also help out ‘behind the scenes’. The following are some of the important ways they contribute: … Read More

New Resources for Pet Loss

Pets are treasured members of the family. Whether the main companion to someone who lives alone, or a four-legged member of a big family, our pets are important. They are sensitive to our moods, make us laugh with their antics, they get us out for fresh air, and they are an endless source of physical … Read More