CANCELLED: Reflecting on life and death: Legacy projects and art at end of life

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this webinar, scheduled to take place on Thursday August 26, has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused. We hope to share similar content in the future. 

DWDC will be joined by photographer Ruth Steinberg who documented the life of her friend and neighbour, Alma, prior to her assisted death in November 2020. End-of-life consultant and death doula, Chelsea Peddle, will speak to us about legacy projects as a creative and personal way to connect with those who are dying.


Ruth Steinberg is a Canadian photographer based in Ottawa. She was the Artist in Residence at Enriched Bread Artists in 2014 where she produced her award-winning series, "What the Body Remembers." The series was exhibited in the first Karsh Award Continuum show in 2017 which recognized seven emerging photographers chosen by the previous seven senior recipients of Karsh award. In 2018, Ruth was a winner in the International Julia Margaret Cameron Award, which exhibited at the Barcelona Foto Biennale. Her ongoing series about her mother was recognized in 2019 by American photographer Fran Forman for a feature in Rfotofolio Selections. In 2021, Ruth received an Honourable Mention at the 16th International Julia Cameron Award for her series, "The Leave-taking." Ruth has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows in Ottawa, the US and Spain.

Chelsea Peddle is an end-of-life consultant and death doula serving Victoria, BC and beyond. Her warmth and professional guidance help individuals, families and children feel anchored through the uncertainty of a serious diagnosis or the grief of terminal illness. A former health policy analyst and plain language writer, Chelsea has deep knowledge of our health care system and available resources. Like many of her clients, Chelsea has been a family caregiver to loved ones with terminal cancer and accompanied her mum through MAID in 2019. Chelsea has an End-of-Life Doula certificate from Douglas College and is a member of the End-of-Life Doula Association of Canada and Death Doula Network BC. She also has a Master's degree in Education from the University of British Columbia and a Certificate in Human Rights Education from Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education in Montreal.

August 26, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT