Indigenous end-of-life care / Death Cafe

Chrystal Toop

Register this fall for Dying With Dignity Canada’s (DWDC) first conference, Reflections on Death and Dying: Creating space for end-of-life conversations. This unique event aims to educate individuals on a range of important topics related to death, dying and grief. 

On November 25, join the Dying With Dignity Canada team and Chrystal Toop to learn about Indigenous end-of-life care — completely free of charge. 


Please note that this webinar will not be recorded. We encourage you to attend live on November 25 in order to learn more about Indigenous end-of-life care.


Chrystal Toop is a restorative circle keeper, public speaker, published author, community builder, Counsellor, Sociologist and Registered Social Services Worker. For over 20 years, Chrystal has worked in grassroots and nonprofit organizations, and has focused on healing through her Omamiwininini ancestry and ever-growing connections with her community, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. A founder of Aunties on the Road, Indigenous Doula Collective, Chrystal has sought out new opportunities to increase her clients' capacity to honour people and the land through spiritual care, connections to wellness and the ways it connects to education, work, and spaces. Chrystal graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, holds a Healing & Wellness Counsellor Diploma from the Native Education & Training College as well as several professional certifications. Committed to lifelong learning and realizing the big picture of her vision, Chrystal began a journey in 2021 to earn a Masters in Adult Education, specializing in Community Building & Women’s Leadership through St. Francis Xavier University. She is the Founder of Blackbird Medicines, a professional social enterprise that advances healing justice through access to traditional knowledge of mental health, through culture and education. Blackbird Medicines operates several community-led projects including the Indigenous Death Doula Collective and Endayan Mashkiikii. 

Date and Time: Thursday, November 25, 2021

3:00 PM EST (Time Zone Converter)

November 25, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:15pm