PAST EVENT: CMHA 2018 Menno Place, Abbotsford, BC

Mennonite Health Providers serve the frail and vulnerable through a faith-based, values-driven lens. We see every life as valuable, every individual worthy of respect and honour. We believe that the God we love and follow guides and directs us in our journey with elders even through suffering, dementia and palliative end-of-life care. We are not alone and nor are the seniors we serve with compassionate care.

As society around us evolves, our foundational values need to be re-visited and strengthened. Together, the Canadian Mennonite Health Assembly gathers to support and encourage each other in spiritual and practical ways.

In 2018, the CMHA will hear from lawyer, Kevin Boonstra, who represented Trinity Western Univeristy in their case with the Supreme Court of Canada. We will be led in re-visiting our values through the dynamic leadership of Michael Sambrook. Through it all, Cathy Hardy will take our spirits into retreat and rejuvenation as she moves us into worship and renewal.

Kevin Boonstra

Kevin is a partner at Kuhn LLP. He specializes in areas of contsitution and human rights law and religious freedom issues. His keynote session will address the changing climate of religious freedom in Canada.

www.Kuhnco.net

Michael Sambrook

Michael is the Principal at Brackish Consulting Group, an executive coaching / consulting practice focused on leadership development, team empowerment and emotional intelligence.

Michael will lead us in three workshops that will reinvigorate our skills in Transformational Servant Leadership and Values-Based Decision-Making.

www.BrackishConsulting.com

Cathy Hardy

Profoundly connected to the land where she lives and rooted in a deep spirituality, Cathy writes and sings from soul depths.  Her lyrics and melodies flow out of the stories of her life.  Her many compositions have been described as ‘healing, inspiring, hope-filled, honest and courageous’.

Remain in Love is her newest musical release (March 2018).  Listen here.  Her 2016 release,  And I Heard the Sound of Laughter, has been nominated for Inspirational Album of the Year with the Gospel Music Awards of Canada.  Cathy has been sharing the music of heart for over a decade has been nominated 3 other times for Gospel Music Awards of Canada.  Check out more about her recordings here.

Cathy’s father lives at Menno Place which provides her with connection and understanding of the ministry to seniors and their loved ones.

www.CathyAJHardy.com

Previous Keynote Speakers:

DR. TIM HIEBERT

DR. TIM HIEBERT

DIGNITY IN END OF LIFE CARE

Palliative Care Consultant and Ward Internist for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

DR. HARVEY CHOCHINOV

DR. HARVEY CHOCHINOV

DIGNITY IN END OF LIFE CARE

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, and Director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, Cancer Care Manitoba

DEAN RICHERT

DEAN RICHERT

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING LEGISLATION - ONE YEAR LATER

Lawyer, Duboff Edwards Haight Schachter Law Corporation Barristers & Solicitors

DR. CORNIE WOELK

DR. CORNIE WOELK

GROWING PALLIATIVE CARE IN A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

Medical Director-Palliative Care Southern Health Santé Sud, Assistant Professor-Department of Family Medicine University of Manitoba, Palliative Care Specialist

RANDY SMART

RANDY SMART

FAITH BASED FACILITIES AND FAITH COMMUNITIES - MORE THAN ACQUAINTANCES - BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS OF TRUST

Pastor, Bethel Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Winkler, MB

DR. JAMES E. READ

DR. JAMES E. READ

IS IT ETHICAL TO BE FAITH-BASED?

Executive Director of The Salvation Army Ethics Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Booth University College

DR. PATRICK FRANKLIN

DR. PATRICK FRANKLIN

THE FUTURE RELEVANCE OF FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Professor of Theology & Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary

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