Tracy is an end of life Doula and founding director of the End of Life Doula Association of Canada.
She is also an end-of-life educator and feels energized by her role as facilitator of the End of Life Doula course (Douglas College) and The Elements of Ceremony End of Life Ritual Training (BeCeremonial.)
Tracy serves as a Hospice volunteer. She is also a member of a group of volunteers who sit vigil for people who are imminently dying in local care homes.
It is Tracy’s hope to nudge people to remember what it means to be human, through encouraging engagement with the entire experience from joy to sorrow and in life and death. This is how we are made whole, this is how we heal.
Willow is a Grief Companion, Hospice Volunteer, Community Grief Facilitator and a slowly emerging End of Life Doula who is passionate about changing the culture of grief and death through humanizing, remembering what we already know and much unlearning from our cultural narratives. Willow believes that we all experience grief in our unique ways, but that we need each other to be reminded that we are not alone and that loss and grief are a part of the daily human experience. She is curious about what happens when we begin to live our lives in relationship with grief vs. trying to overcome it.
Willow is deeply aware of the effects that the Over Culture has on our experiences of death and grief and she works to make change through community building, education, space holding and heart-centered service to unlearning, listening, activism, and above all else leading with LOVE.
We gratefully acknowledge that we live, work, give praise and grieve on the traditional unceded lands of the the Coast Salish people, including the territories of
xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and lək̓ʷəŋən ( Songhees and Esquimalt) nations. With the Salish sea between us we honour ALL of the beings, past, present and future that exist here in this hallowed place.