Compassion Project featured on CTV Morning Live

This morning, Dawn MacDonald, director of Strategic Initiatives at CHCM, and co-creator of the Compassion Project, was a guest on CTV Morning News Live. In the four minute interview, Dawn and host Gabrielle Marchand explore what self-compassion means and why it is important. The interview also touches on the Compassion Project and upcoming programming, including Dr, Kristin Neff’s one-day workshop on self-compassion. If you missed it, you can watch it now.

Compassion Project: Register today for fall offerings!

Registration is now open for the Compassion Project’s fall session! Discover our 2016 Fall program guide, including a one-day Self-compassion and Resilience workshop with Dr. Kristin Neff, the 4-day leadership retreat Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness© with Janice Marturano, JD and Dawn MacDonald MSW, RSW, and guest speaker Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF. We look forward to you joining us in the offerings that call your heart.


Compassion Project: Registration for spring programming is now open!

Discover programs that improve your ability to cope with stress and enhance your sense of compassion. The Compassion Project offerings are an invitation to find peace of mind and a feeling of well-being. For more information on this initiative of the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba, read the Spring Program Guide, call Micheline at 204-258-1052 or Dawn at 204-235-3700.

Two public lectures on a “radical and compassionate alternative to modern healthcare”

Dr. Victoria Sweet, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and author of “God’s Hotel: A Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine” will give two public lectures one at 12 noon and the other at 7:00 p.m. on April 18, 2016 at Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium at St. Boniface Hospital’s Albrechtsen Research Centre.

Dr. Sweet will talk about the inefficiency of efficiency, “slow medicine” and how her study of St. Hildegard of Bingen changed how she practices medicine. Free admission / no registration required. Information: Suzanne 204-258-1053. Click here to see the poster.

ALIVE INSIDE: An uplifting film on the healing power of music

Explore music’s ability to combat memory loss and uncover the deepest parts of ourselves. Join us for a documentary screening in honour of the World Day of the Sick.

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ noon
  • Samuel N. Cohen auditorium, Albrechtsen Research Centre,
  • St. Boniface Hospital, 351 Taché. Free admission, no registration required.
  • Information: call Suzanne Dupuis at 204-258-1053
  • Click on the poster here.

An initiative of the Compassion Project.



Calendar of events


$35,000 Grant to Improve Accessibility and Safety on Actionmarguerite grounds

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, visited Actionmarguerite (Saint-Vital) today to announce investments in projects to improve access for Canadians with disabilities through the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Actionmarguerite has been approved to receive $35,000 in EAF funding for a $100,000 project  MORE>


His Royal Highness officially opens Sara Riel’s Place Bernadette Poirier

Internationally renowned speaker sells out in Winnipeg

Compassion – Reconnecting to each other in health care

Winnipeg ethicists recognized nationally

St. Boniface leader heads up Catholic health

Aging nuns share their residence with other seniors