Our home and native land
Canada is truly an incredible place to live.
We are second only to Russia in landmass yet have one of the lowest population densities on the planet. There is currently over 1 square kilometre for every 3 Canadians! We have the longest coastline of any country, approximately one-tenth of the world's forest cover and nearly one-fifth of the world's fresh water resources.
As a nation we are well regarded by all; whether measured by technical and scientific advancements, military prowess, economic strength, or just plain niceness.
It seems odd then that so many of us simply do not want to talk about, let alone deeply consider, this inevitable stage in all of our lives.
And when it comes to our quality of life and health, Canadians are generally regarded as some of the most fortunate; with one of the lowest infant mortality rates and one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
Yet, Canada, like all other countries in the world, still has an overall mortality rate of 100% - there is still no way to escape death. It seems odd then that so many of us simply do not want to talk about, let alone deeply consider, this inevitable stage in all of our lives. Well, as you've likely guessed, our purpose here is to explore this issue. And we invite you to join us as we discuss death and beyond.