An Indigenous End-of-Life Guide course is now offered by Douglas College and the FNHA
For some Indigenous people, wanting to remain in or return to their community to die is very important. It can be an integral part of their plan for their final journey to the Spirit World. To make this possible, support and care are needed.
Since it was first offered in 2018, the Indigenous End of Life Guide course has provided over 300 people with the skills to help a person remain in their community for end of life. Participants along with an Elder/Knowledge keeper, palliative care educator and cultural support worker gather in person or online for 4 days to do this important work. This program is ideal for First Nations and Indigenous people wanting to deepen their understanding of how to assist people who are facing their end of life journey or who have been or will be called upon to voluntarily provide care, support and advocacy for someone who is facing the end of their life.
To apply for the course in your area, complete an application form and return to FNHA: Email: CDSI@fnha.ca | Fax: 604.666.0275
Each participant who completes the four-day course will receive a Recognition of Course Completion certificate.