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Death Café Halifax

Come together in a safe and informal setting for conversations on a wide range of topics about death, dying and end-of-life.

What is Death Café?

Death Café is a safe space for conversation about topics of interest to participants about death, dying and end-of-life issues. 

Some topics that may arise:

  • What happens after death?
  • How do I help my parents prepare for end of life?
  • How do I even bring up the topic?
  • What about talking to children about a death?
  • What about loss of a pet?
  • What about natural burial?
  • What are near death experiences?
  • And so much more!

There can be laughter! And there can be tears.  Conversations about destigmatizing death and exploring feelings about end-of-life issues can be both emotional and inspirational. 

Everyone is welcome – participation is free and open to curious people of all ages, all backgrounds with different motivations, experiences, and interests. Each conversation has a host who supports open dialogue – with no set agenda or objective – but maybe with some really stimulating questions! 

A few simple ground rules support confidential conversation and ensure respectful sharing of diverse views and beliefs.

Stay Informed

Join our mailing list to receive notices about upcoming Death Café meetings, as well as meeting notes, helpful information about death, dying, and end-of-life issues. 

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What Death Café is NOT

  • Not a grief support group or a self-help group
  • Not counselling or group therapy
  • Not a lecture or workshop
  • Not intended to lead participants to a particular view or course of action
  • Not a place for marketing of particular services or products

How did Death Cafés start?

Death Cafés are part of an international social movement that began with Swiss sociologist Dr. Bernard Crettaz, who organized the first café in 2004. The idea took off after the late Jon Underwood hosted a café at his home in England in 2011. The movement has since grown to dozens of countries around the world with community members gathering in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoying tea or coffee and snacks, and sharing engaging, thought provoking and life affirming conversation in parks, hospices, libraries, coffee shops, homes and online – visit for more information.

Upcoming Death Café Meetings

We host both in person and online events. Please visit our Facebook page for upcoming dates, and sign up for our mailing list to stay informed.

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The following are a collection of resources, suggested by participants, to aid in the journey of navigating death, dying and end-of-life issues.

Host a Death Café

We would be happy to host a pop-up in-person Death Café in Nova Scotia.
To inquire, please email us.

Losing someone you love is never easy. Epilog is here to help guide you and your family through this difficult time.