The Reflection Room is supported by Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

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How will I be remembered

How will I be remembered

When I think of death, my own death specifically I think of life, my life…How will I be remembered or thought of…what will my legacy be? It causes me some anxiety when I pause and reflect. Life, death so entertwined I want to be thoughtful in my […]

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I met him when he was still well

I met him when he was still well

As a nurse for over 20 years I have cared for many people in many settings from birth to death. One client and his family always remain fresh in my memory. It was a palliative client and I met him when he was still well and was […]

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You are in our thoughts everyday

You are in our thoughts everyday

Linda, We miss you so much. The early morning phone call telling us you died was shocking and unexpected. This is not the way life was supposed to go. You are in our thoughts every day, and I am so grateful to have had you as a […]

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I wish we could have been with you

I wish we could have been with you

Dear Paul, Your Dad and I miss you very much dear Paul, I wish we could have been with you when you died. I hope you were not afraid. Our lives are not the same without you. You live in our hearts and memories. Mom.  

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Toronto Design Offsite 2017

We are excited to share that the Reflection Room will be participating in the upcoming Toronto Design Offsite event in Toronto this January. At the symposium at last year’s event, we shared the concept for the Reflection Room, as well as the prototype for the online platform. It’s […]

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We’re heading to Winnipeg

In an effort to open up our willingness to talk about dying and death, Saint Elizabeth Health Care is collaborating with Palliative Manitoba to bring the Reflection Room to Winnipeg. The Reflection Room will be set-up at the St. James-Assiniboia and Fort Garry branches of the Winnipeg […]

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The Reflection Room participates in Compassionate City Charter

The Reflection Room will part of the Compassionate City Charter event in Burlington, Ontario the first week of October. An event lead by Carpenter House Hospice, the Compassionate City Charter is a community initiative that focuses on increasing awareness and utilization of both existing and new palliative care […]

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Reflection Room joins group art exhibition: September 17th to November 6th, 2016

We are excited to bring The Reflection Room to Wellington County as part of the Death Perceptions that is an exhibition of over 100 original works of County art designed to promote a conversation about death and dying. Plan to visit the Wellington County Museum — 0536 Wellington Rd. 18, between […]

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Visit us in Saskatoon from September 20 to 22, 2016

The Reflection Room will be visiting St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan this September. Find us in the Multi-faith Stillness Room on the 5th floor beside the Palliative Care Unit.

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Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) Symposium, October 13 to 15, 2016

Dr. Paul Holyoke, Director of the Saint Elizabeth Research Centre and Karen Oikonen, Research Associate at Saint Elizabeth, will sharing The Reflection Room project at the RSD5 Symposium at OCAD University in October, 2016. The Reflection Room: Shifting from death-avoiding to death-discussing will focus on how human-centred design and qualitative research, […]

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