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I am (Rev.) Ian Smith, a retired, ordained United Church of Canada clergy person, living in a small town just east of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (within the bounds of the Eastern Ontario Outaouais Region Council. I am also a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

Aside from my own personal journeys with family members and friends, I also had plenty of experiences with death, dying and bereavement during 38 years of congregational ministry. During the last 18+ years or so of that time, I also served as the main Spiritual Caregiver in a residential Hospice/Palliative Care centre in the West Island area of Montreal, Quebec.

I am excited to announce the soon-to-be-launched “GRIEF RADIO – A Podcast About Grief” in collaboration with my friend, Dr. Vivianne LaRiviere, a resident of Nova Scotia, Canada. Vivianne is the Founder, Director and Co-Host of GRIEF RADIO; I am the Co-Administrator and Co-Host. We have been collaborating on the development of this project for a while. More details about us and the podcast are included in the attached prospectus. (Currently, the griefradio.ca website is still under development)

We will be offering: Support / Education / Links for training & research & upcoming events

Who is this podcast for? Anyone who has experienced any kind of loss, whether it be the death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, loss of independence, loss of hope in our very troubled world. These are but a few of the reasons why we can find ourselves living in – and with – grief.

If, after reading the prospectus, you think that you and/or your community would be interested in offering a contribution for the ongoing development of this podcast, we have established a GoFundMe campaign for Grief Radio at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/griefradioca-a-podcast-about-grief

We hope you will join us in this GRIEF RADIO Podcast venture with the mission/goal of offering support to people who are living with grief. You may find it a helpful resource for yourself, for the community, organizations or networks you are involved with.

Please direct any inquiries to: Dr. Vivianne LaRiviere – viv@theartofsoulcare.com
or to: Ian Smith – ian.iansm@gmail.com

Thank you for reading this and the attached material.

In the spirit of caring for each other in community,

Ian Smith
Embrun, Ontario

Download one-page promotional info: GRIEF RADIO – PROMO – (1 page)
Download prospectus: GRIEF RADIO – Prospectus Brochure