Library & Resources

COHA’s lending library is available at our COHA Centre for anyone in our community, service providers, clients, their families and volunteers.

Welcome to our Educational Resources


Our lending library has an array of books that includes many topics such as mindfulness, spirituality, practical steps after diagnosis, death and dying, poetry, caregiving, grief and bereavement, talking to children, healing, specific diseases, hope, children’s coloring and bereavement stories, inspirational stories to name a few. DVD’s and CD’s are also available.

We welcome recommendations and appropriate book donations to add to our library.




Palliative Care 

BC Centre for Palliative Care – IHSTS

British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Canadian Virtual Hospice

“The Needs of the Dying”, David Kessler

“Hope for the Best, Plan for the Rest: 7 Keys for Navigating a Life-Changing Diagnosis”, Dr. Sammy Winemaker, Dr. Hsien Seow

“Lap of Honour: A no fear guide to living well with dying”, Gaby Eirew and Dr. Pippa Hawley (Dr. Hawley is a Palliative Physician in Vancouver)

“With the End in Mind”, Kathyrn Mannix

“Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations”, Kathyrn Mannix

Canadian Virtual Hospice (online resource):

SPA-LTC (online resource for Long Term Care residents, families, and staff):


Grief and Bereavement

Children and Youth: 

“When Dinosaurs Die” – Marc Brown

“The Invisible String” – Patrice Karst

“Helping Teens Cope with Death” – Alan Wolfelt

“Healing Your Grieving Heart: Journal for Teens” – Alan Wolfelt



 Alan Wolfelt website:

It’s Ok That You’re Not Okay – Megan Divine

The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience – Brené Brown

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief – David Kessler


Come to our COHA August Centre and see what is available or call 250.763.5511 to find a specific book.

Help Make a Difference

There are many ways to get involved to help the dying, grieving and their loved ones in the Central Okanagan.