Distinction Thanatologie Boréal



Collège Boréal, Sudbury




$225 per person for the full day (until May 28, 2019)
$250 per person for the full day (as of May 29, 2019)

À la carte :
$79 per workshop
$25 for lunch
$55 for the banquet and dinner


8:15 am to 8:45 am: Registration

8:45 am to 9:00 am: Opening Remarks

9:00 am to 10:30 am: Going Forward: Business Unusual par Codi Shewan

  • Are you feeling uncommon, uncomfortable, unconventional and uneasy in your business? Perfect – because that’s the new normal. Going forward, it’s business unusual.
  • This presentation recalibrates attendees and introduces them to ways that realign their expectations and apprehension to change. This presentation is known for getting people comfortably uncomfortable, in a fun and dynamic way. If your organization needs to evolve, innovate and grow, step outside of your comfort zone where the magic happens, and watch shift begin to happen right in front of your eyes!

10:30 am to 10:45 am: Break, Au pied du rocher

10:45 am to 12:15 pm: Dying Well par Home Hospice Association

  • Death is a natural part of life and something none of us are able to avoid. Yet, generationally, our grandparents and parents tried to shield us from our dying and our recently dead. Taking people out of their home to die and the movement to direct cremation and memorialization services, while often chosen for financial reasons, has served to support the avoidance. As a result, we now have an entire population who have never seen a dead body or truly embraced what dying looks like. As professionals, we have a unique opportunity to help our communities we serve, see death as what it is; a natural part of life that need not be feared or avoided. As an industry, there are ways we can partner with this movement and ensure the best death experience for all involved.

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm: Lunch, Au pied du rocher

1:15 pm to 2:45 pm: Unveiling of DISTINCTION THANATOLOGIE BORÉAL

  • Carey Smith, Registrar, Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) will speak to the BAO’s requirements of Continuing Education
  • Camille Lemieux and Donald Perreault, Faculty, Funeral Director programs, and Jacob Sirois, Technologist in Simulation:
    • Unveiling of Continuing Education options
    • Unveiling of the first SynDaver Mortuary Model in Canada
    • Tour of the School of Health Sciences simulation apartment
    • Learning via simulation

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm: Break, Au pied du rocher

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: The Forgotten Responders par Home Hospice Association

  • PTSD among Emergency Response is well documented and we have made great strides to support those in field suffering as a result of some of the horrific experiences they are witness to. Little attention, however, has been given to the stress of those who continue the journey with the victim and their loved ones; The “Forgotten Responders”.
  • For this session, we have drawn together a panel of professionals who are ready to openly and honestly talk about stress on the job and how that stress has affected their personal lives. You will hear examples of some great coping strategies and some not so great coping strategies; presented with the goal of helping participants learn and become aware of signs of burnout and potential PTSD.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Cocktail, Au pied du rocher

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Banquet – Awards and certificates ceremony


You may also visit the Bodies RX Exposition at Science North on Monday or Wednesday. One hour will be counted towards your CE credits. You can purchase your tickets directly at Science North. You must keep your ticket stub and give it to Camille Lemieux at Collège Boréal or take a photo of your ticket and send it via email.












Clarion Hotel, 117 Elm Street, Sudbury – approx. 7 minutes from Collège Boréal

Radisson Hotel, 85 Ste Anne Road, Sudbury – approx. 8 minutes du Collège Boréal

Résidence du Collège Boréal : Residence & Conference Centre – Sudbury West, 21 Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury – on the campus of Collège Boréal