Kayla Moryoussef is a Community Worker/Registered Social Service Worker from Toronto who has been volunteering and working in end-of-life/palliative care for over seven years. She is a Death Educator, Death Doula candidate with Home Hospice Association, and project manager for all of their Death Cafés across Canada (and everywhere - virtually). Kayla truly believes in the profound power of a ‘good death’ and its lasting effects on healthy individuals, families, and communities at-large.
I am a graduate of the Community Worker program at George Brown College,
and am currently completing my specialtly certification in Grief and
Bereavement Education through OISE at the University of Toronto.
I completed my training with Hospice Toronto in 2013 to be an in-home palliative care team volunteer. Since then I have been drawn to palliative/end-of-life causes, and the importance of dying with dignity and the right to access choices at the end of life.
I am extremely passionate about the importance of dialogue surrounding death and dying, and wish to see a proliferation of these conversations; I believe that talking about death can be liberating and empowering. I strongly believe in the concept of a good death and wish to pursue a career committed to supporting individuals through the dying process, to a good death. I believe, and have found significant research substantiating the fact that good deaths improve the long-term health and happiness of individuals, families, and communities at large.