Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

About the Reflection Room

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About the Reflection Room

Welcome to The Reflection Room®!

We have provided The Reflection Room® as an opportunity for you to reflect. If you’d like, you can write about your experiences with dying, death and grief, including the grieving that comes from other forms of loss. The Reflection Room® is also an opportunity for others to read other people’s reflections.

We hope you find this a positive experience. If you think reflecting will cause you discomfort or negative feelings, simply take advantage of the website and enjoy!

  • Special notice about long-term care homes in Central Ontario: In addition to thereflectionroom.ca, we are installing in-person versions of The Reflection Room® in several long-term care homes in Central Ontario. Residents, caregivers and staff of those long-term care homes are being invited to participate in a Reflection Room study. If you are a resident, caregiver or staff of one of those long-term care homes and have chosen to reflect here rather than the Reflection Room in your long-term care home, please review this consent notice. It provides you with information to help you make an informed choice about whether to participate or not in the study here on thereflectionroom.ca.

 

Who we are : We are a team of researchers from the SE Research Centre and Memorial University of Newfoundland. We are studying whether reflection and storytelling are positive for people who have experienced a death or grief arising from deaths or indeed other kinds of losses including those associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paul Holyoke, Barry Stephenson, Justine Giosa, Elizabeth Kalles, Anna Neely


 

We have installed physical versions of the Reflection Room in the following places:

 

Current

Extendicare Mississauga, 855 John Watt Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5W 1W4 (October 18, 2021 – November 18, 2021)

Simcoe Manor, 5988 8th Line, Beeton, ON L0G 1A0 (October 18, 2021 – November 18, 2021)

Georgian Manor, 101 Thompsons Rd, Penetanguishene, ON L9M 0V3 (October 18, 2021 – November 18, 2021)

Eatonville Care Centre, 420 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON M9B 3Z9 (October 15, 2021 – November 15, 2021)

Weston Terrace Care Community, 2005 Lawrence Ave W, Toronto, ON M9N 3V4 (October 11, 2021 – November 11, 2021)

Bradford Valley Care Community, 2656 Line 6, Bradford, ON L3Z 2A (October 10, 2021 – November 10, 2021)

Hawthorne Place Care Centre, 2045 Finch Ave W, North York, ON M3N 1M9 (September 1, 2021 – current)

Cooksville Care Centre, 55 Queensway W, Mississauga, ON L5B 1B5 (August 18, 2021 – current)

Burton Manor, 5 Sterritt Dr, Brampton, ON L6Y 5P3 (June 19, 2021 – current)

 

Permanent

Matthew’s House Hospice, 131 Wellingston St E, Alliston, ON L9R 1G7 (since March 8, 2019)

 

Previous

Revera Sara Vista, 27 Simcoe St, Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0 (July 6, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

Downsview Long Term Care, 3595 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1M7 (July 16, 2021 – August 16, 2021)

Grove Park Home, 234 Cook St, Barrie, ON L4M 4H5 (July 16, 2021 – August 16, 2021)

Victoria Village, 78 Ross St, Barrie, ON, L4N 1G3 (June 23, 2021 – August 4, 2021)

Red Lake Adult Learning Centre, 232 Howey St, Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0 (February 24, 2020 – March 23, 2020)

Columbia Forest Long Term Care Home, 650 Mountain Maple Ave, Waterloo, ON N2V 2P7 (February 3, 2020 – February 28, 2020)

Dying.dialogues 2020 by DesignTO at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, (January 24, 2020 – January 25, 2020)

Dryden Regional Health Centre Chapel, 58 Goodall St, Dryden, ON P8N 2Z6 (January 15, 2020 – February 12, 2020)

Dryden Public Library, 36 Van Horne Ave, Dryden, ON P8N 2A7 (January 15, 2020 – February 12, 2020)

RetireAustralia, 79 King William St, Kent Town, South Australia 5067 (January, 2020)

Sunnyside Senior Services, 247 Franklin St N, Kitchener, ON N2A 1Y5 (November 4, 2019 – November 15, 2019)

Projection Week at St. James United Church Narthex, 1435 Rue City Councillers, Montréal, QC H3A 2E4 (October 14, 2019 – October 20, 2019)

Dialogue on Death Week at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A7 (October 4, 2019 – November 4, 2019)

Collingwood Public Library partnered with Hospice Georgian Triangle, 55 Ste Marie St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 0W6 (September 23, 2019 – October 11, 2019)

THEMUSEUM Afterlife Exhibition, 10 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 (September 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020)

2019 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) Conference at Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Dr, Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2 (September 18, 2019 – September 20, 2019)

Aurora College Thebecha Campus, 50 Conibear Cres, Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0 (September 3, 2019 – October 3, 2019)

Innisfree Hospice, 2375 Homer Watson Blvd, Kitchener, ON N2P 0E9 (July 3, 2019 – August 6, 2019)

Lisaard House, 990 Speedsville Rd, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R6 (June 3, 2019 – July 2, 2019)

Guelph General Hospital, 115 Delhi St, Guelph, ON N1E 4J4 (June 3, 2019 – June 21, 2019)

West Parry Sound Health Centre, 6 Albert St, Parry Sound, ON P2A 3A4 (May 9, 2019 – May 31, 2019)

2019 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) Conference at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2 (April 28, 2019 – April 30, 2019)

Hospice Wellington, 795 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, ON N1G 3R8 (April 15, 2019 – April 30, 2019)

Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Rd, Barrie, ON L4M 7C2 (January 18, 2019 – March 8, 2019)

University of Calgary, Health Sciences Library, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 (January 4, 2019 – February 1, 2019)

2018 Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference at Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre, 698 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5R8 (October 24, 2018 – October 26, 2018)

22nd International Congress on Palliative Care (PAL2018), 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5 (October 2, 2018)

Winnipeg Deer Lodge Health Centre, 2109 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L3 (September 15, 2018)

Grimsby McNally House Museum, 148 Central Ave, Grimsby, ON L3M 4Z3 (April 6, 2018)

Memorial University of Newfoundland, 230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7 (September 27, 2017 – September 29, 2017)

Eastern Health Long Term Care, 65 Newfoundland Dr, St. John’s, NL A1A 0L7 (September 25, 2017 – September 29, 2017) 2017

2017 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference at Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3 (September 20, 2017 – September 23, 2017)

2017 International Public Health & Palliative Care Conference, at Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3 (September 17, 2017 – September 20, 2017)

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5 (May 4, 2017 – May 9, 2017)

Mary O’Connor Palliative Care and Hospice Conference at Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary, AB T3E 3X8 (April 24, 2017)

2017 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) Conference at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suits, 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2 (April 23, 2017 – April 25, 2017)

Gilmore Lodge, 50 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie, ON L2A 2M1 (April 10, 2017 – April 19, 2017)

Deer Park Villa & Suites, 150 Central Ave, Grimsby, ON L3M 4Z3 (April 10, 2017 – April 19, 2017)

Wellington Park Care Centre, 802 Hager Ave, Burlington, ON L7S 1X2 (February 7, 2017 – February 17, 2017)

Gallery1313 by OFFSITE Design Festival, 1313 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L8 (January 18, 2017 – January 29, 2017)

St. James-Assiniboia – Winnipeg Public Library, 1910 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0J2 (December 6, 2016 – December 9, 2016)

Fort Garry – Winnipeg Public Library, 1360 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2B4 (December 6, 2016 – December 9, 2016)

2016 Central West Palliative Care Network Conference at Embassy Grand Convention Centre, 8800 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON L6P 0B1 (November 16, 2016)

Palliative Care Matters Conference at Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7 (November 7, 2016 – November 9, 2016)

2016 Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference at Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, 555 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5R5 (November 2, 2016 – November 4, 2016)

21st International Congress on Palliative Care (PAL2016) at Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 201 Viger Ave W, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X7 (October 18, 2016 – October 20, 2016)

Death Perceptions Exhibit at Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus, ON N1M 2W3 (September 16, 2016 – November 6, 2016)

The 5th Relating Systems Thinking & Design (RSD5) Symposium at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 (October 13, 2016 – October 15, 2016)

Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9 (October 6, 2016 – October 8, 2016)

Tansley Woods – Burlington Public Library, 1996 Itabashi Way, Burligton, ON L7M 4J8, (October 4, 2016, October 6, 2016)

The Carpenter Hospice, 2250 Parkway Dr, Burlington, ON L7P 1T1 (October 3, 2016 – October 8, 2016)

St. Paul’s Hospital, 1702 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9 (September 20, 2016 – September 22, 2016)

Heart House Hospice, 855 Matheson Blvd E, Mississauga, ON L4W 4L6 (September 7, 2016 – September 9, 2016)

SE Health Service Delivery Centre – North Simcoe Muskoka, 85 Ferris Ln #104, Barrie, ON L4M 6B9 (August 8, 2016 – August 11, 2016)

Hike or Bike for Hospice Vaughan at Boyd Conservation Park, 8739 Islington Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6 (June 5, 2016)

Hike for Hospice – Doane House Hospice at Fairy Lake Park, 520 Water St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 1M5 (May 1, 2016)

2016 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) Conference at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2 (April 17, 2016 – April 19, 2016)

SE Health – Home Office, 90 Allstate Pkwy, Markham, ON L3R 6H3 (April 13, 2016 – April 15, 2016)

Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2016 (February 23, 2016)

2015 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference at The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 (October 29, 2015 – November 1, 2015)

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