In partnership with Ottawa Inner City Health, Compassionate Ottawa and One World Arts, we are pleased to announce a free encore screening of the documentary film, Blue Roses, winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 One World Film Festival. Please register online - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/blue-roses-documentary-film-screening-discussion-tickets-60475678382 .
Blue Roses is an inspiring documentary film about Bob Jamison and other frontline community health workers who provide care for Ottawa's inner-city rooming house residents, who often face poverty, addiction and mental illness. In the process, they challenge our conventional understanding of palliative (end of life) care. Attend this free screening, followed by an informative discussion involving people with lived experience, frontline health workers and Ottawa City Councillor Catherine McKenney about rooming houses and palliative care for people experiencing poverty, mental illness and addictions. Donations at the door are very welcome and will be used to support frontline community health workers.