In this issue

2nd "By My Own Heart and Hand" workshop

New Links to CINDEA on other sites 

Talks on Death Midwifery and Home Funerals

Death and Dying Movie Nights

NHFA annual conference

Green Burial News

Social Media

In the Canadian News

How to Opt Out of CINDEA updates

Talks on Death Midwifery and Home Funerals

QUAM, Montreal Campus
In mid-March, Pashta MaryMoon (CINDEA’s executive director) spoke with a ‘death and dying’ course at the University of Quebec, Montreal campus about Death Midwifery and the ‘home funerals’ option.

Vital Conversations: Dialogues on Living and Dying Well 
Pashta was also interviewed by Kim Adams (based in Boston) in a participatory webinar on April 16th (Canada National Advance Care Planning day).   You can see the webinar on YouTube  However, there were a lot of technical problems, and the interview is being re-done on May 27th.   To receive the link for the re-interview or to sign up for further 'Vital Conversations', please click here.

Death and Dying Movie Nights

Films from the Parlour — Documentaries and Discussion on Death and Dying
Victoria, B.C. contact

Relax into Death and Dying Conversations Vancouver, B.C.  contact 

Movie nights   Calgary, Alberta  contact

Thanadoula — Film Presentation & Discussions Warkworth or Cobourg

NHFA Annual Conference

Annual conference at Los Gatos, California in October 2—4, 2015
(click here  for more information)


Green Burial News

There is now a developing Green Burial Society of Canada.  You can find out more about its beginnings at the PDF on its 2014 AGM.     CINDEA is looking forward to supporting the GBSC initiatives towards 'greening death' in Canada.


Social Media

CINDEA now on Twitter as well   You are invited to visit and ‘follow’ CINDEA.
Note: CINDEA could use help properly developing its use of Twitter.   If you are proficient in Tweeting, and would like to help, please contact us.
Please consider visiting and ‘liking’ the CINDEA Facebook page.
In the Canadian News
(articles or videos/podcasts/etc.)
Westwood's volunteer funeral services funeral services given the OK  in the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Island) in B.C.

Death Midwives help families cope with end-of-life care   CBC radio, Day 6   April 24, 2015

The rise of the death doula   Macleans  March 15, 2015

A Soft Goodbye  the Walrus  February 23, 2015

It takes a Village to Die Well   Newscoop  January 15, 2015

How to Opt Out of CINDEA Updates
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By My Own Heart and Hands
2nd  ‘basics in home funerals’ workshop
Victoria, B.C.

Rolling the body safely

Washing the hair

Washing the back of the body

Many thanks to our 18-year old 'dead person' -- who gave up his Saturday to support the workshop.


The planned workshop for Saltspring Island was postponed until the summer or fall.

Please contact us at  for the dates for the next BC lower mainland workshop.

Please note that this workshop can be done as the practicum for Canadian students taking the online Beyond Hospice (home funerals, etc.) program (post-death care and legal paperwork) — including via Skype for students outside of the BC west coast area.


 New links to CINDEA on other sites

 We thank these groups for linking to CINDEA as a resource.  You may find some of them a valuable resource to your own journey click on their links below.

Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Barb Phillips — Thanadoula

BC Metastatic breast cancer information and support
Beyond Yonder —  Cape Breton, NS, Canada

Canadian Unitarian Council – Other Organizations

Dying Consciously Organizations and Organisationen
Ecopod (caskets — U.K. and Oregon)

Endnotes — Minstrels of Death and Dying Resources
Helena Rocca Integrative psychotherapy and counselling

Humber College
— metropolitian Toronto
Juniper Quinn --
Death Midwifery and Pan-death Journey

 Last Things: Alternatives at the end of life

NJ Home Funerals   Post-Death Care of Deceased

 Pearltrees— Death, Dying and the Digital: Changing Views and Creating Community

Psychopomp Life

 Shuswap Hospice
, Salmon Arm, BC Canada

 Tracy Somerville — Death Photography

 Vale Shrouds
(hand-made in New York)
Wikipedia on Burial

 Zen & the Art of Dying: Useful Links


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