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  • end of life

    Tuesday Apr 30, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    This workshop, presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD)  is to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including:

    palliative care

    treatment options

    Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD)

    The workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.  

    For adults. English event.  Registration is required.

  • Tuesday Apr 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Adults are invited to get creative and make a no-pressure, awful piece of art. All supplies will be provided. We will put out random art supplies; what you make is entirely up to you! Make it as bizarre and ridiculous as you wish. At the end of the night, you will get to judge your fellow artists’ work and decide which is the worst!

  • Tuesday Apr 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a session of Dungeons and Dragons. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters.​ 

    Ages 8-12. Please register. 

  • Tuesday Apr 30, 2024 at 6:30pm
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Parent at and Child Book Club

    Share the love of reading! This new book club is for kids 10-12 and a parent or guardian. Share a book together and then join for fun and a book chat. The first book will be kept at the information desk in the kids’ section for you to pick up and read prior to the first book club meeting.

    We will meet monthly on Tuesday at 6:30 (45 minutes)

    One registration per family.

    January 30th Smile by Raina Telgemeier

    February 27th The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

    March 26th   Restart by Gordon Korman

    April 30th  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

  • Tuesday Apr 30, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Do you love to cook? Connect with other food enthusiasts and level up your cooking skills over great discussions. We will look at new and popular cookbooks together and share recipes that we have tried. 

  • Wednesday May 01, 2024 at 1:30pm
     minutes

    What if Earth had a beating heart that powered everything on the planet? In a way, the Global Ocean is like Earth’s heart.  

    Using this powerful premise and the principles of ocean literacy, award-winning author Rochelle Strauss builds students’ understanding of the global ocean’s influence on us, and our influence on the ocean.  

    Through this dynamic, engaging and interactive presentation, students will dive into the global ocean to discover that while Earth is home to five distinct oceans, these oceans are actually connected to form one global ocean and this one ocean sustains all life on Earth. The presentation will highlight the important roles the global ocean plays in supporting all life on Earth, such as regulating Earth’s climate, controlling weather, providing habitat, and as a source of food for many animals on the planet (including people).  

    But the global ocean is in trouble, with many human activities having a huge impact on the global ocean.  Students will explore how pollution, overfishing, acidification, habitat destruction, warming water and rising sea levels are all affecting the health of the global ocean.  

    Through stories called Ripples of Change, Rochelle will share that the news isn’t all bad. By showcasing leading ocean conservation initiatives and other good news stories from around the world, Rochelle will demonstrate the actions people and organizations are taking to protect the global ocean.  

    The final, and perhaps most impactful and dramatic moment of the presentation comes with an interactive activity that engages the full audience and which clearly demonstrates to each student the power of just one person to make a change. This activity leaves students feeling empowered and inspired. It will also build their capacity for making informed and responsible decisions when it comes to protecting the Earth’s global ocean. 

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

    Wednesdays, May 01, 2024 - May 22, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    A school readiness program for children 3–4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2024, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations with a focus on the foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming, and retelling.

  • Thursday May 02, 2024 at 11:00am
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

  • Thursday May 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.

    Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - May 23, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Beginner classes : May 2, 9,16 and 23 2024

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines vous aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus ! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session débutant: les 2, 9,16 et 23 mai 2024