Connect with like-hearted folks
If you're called to be with death, it can be hard to find others who share your passion.
It takes a village to change the way we meet death, and one of best places to learn about holistic death practices is in your own community.
These groups are all independently run, and Soul Passages is pleased to help support and promote their work.
Join a death networking group
Community death networking groups are warm, welcoming places to learn about doing death better.
These groups generally hold regular public meetings for education, skills sharing and community building.
Death networking groups do not directly offer services to dying people and their families.
Want to meet death with more grace and confidence? Join us to learn about a different deathly topic each month. We meet on the third Tuesdays (except July, August, and December) at the Alexandra Centre in Inglewood. Everybody is welcome. Calgary Holistic Death Network >
Connect with others who are interested in creating a culture that recognizes and responds to death and dying in natural and meaningful ways. We meet the last Fridays from 7:00-8:30pm at the Centre for Spiritual Living.
Edmonton End of Life Collective >
A place for those of us in Saskatchewan called to work in and around community Deathcare. Welcome Death Doulas, Psychopomps, Thanadoulas, Home Funeral Guides... all! A place to share and build, a place to know each other.
Community Deathcare Saskatchewan >
The goal of The Holistic Death Care Gathering is to nurture a community of care. We provide a local platform to share knowledge, resources and learning opportunities about alternative approaches to death, dying and grief.
Victoria Holistic Death Care Community >
A group for those interested in or working in death care, from a varied background. Our members include death doulas, herbalists, funeral home workers, threshold singers, massage therapists, reiki practitioners, etc.
Death Becomes Her >
Death networking groups can be as simple as you'd like them to be. Want to see one in your town? Set a meeting date, pick an original group name, hang up some posters, and get started!
Find a Community Care Group
Community Care Groups are volunteer-run groups that assist dying people and their families with a variety of supports and services.
It's hard to do these things for ourselves, but we all benefit when we do them for each other.
The GCDC was created to provide resources for individuals wanting an alternative deathcare experience for their loved one. This experience may be independent of, or in collaboration with, services provided by a funeral home.
Gabriola Community Deathcare Collective >
This non-profit provides information to empower and inspire our community to reclaim death-care by participating in it. We offer resources to guide and support you through the entire transition process until burial or cremation.
Nelson End of Life Society >
To create a community care group in your area, read the National Home Funeral Alliance's excellent guide Undertaken With Love: A Home Funeral Guide for Families and Community Care Groups or watch this video on the topic, recorded at the NHFA's last conference.
List your group
If you host a Canadian death networking group or a community care group, we'd love to list you here. Just fill out this form.
We also recommend posting your details and events on Community Deathcare Canada.
For a listing of US groups and resources, visit the National Home Funeral Alliance.