This little blog post is about gratitude. I’m feeling so grateful toward the dedicated group of core coordinators who have been meeting almost weekly now for over 3 years to birth Community Deathcare Canada. My colleagues Don Morris, Rochelle Martin, Sue Muirhead, Sarah Kerr, Jemma Fong, and Judith McGill have given so much of themselves to co-create this national community of practice. We have been operating beautifully together, utilizing a model of shared leadership to imagine and facilitate the reclamation of community-based deathcare in Canada. Together we invented a mission, vision and values for this organization, and now I’m grateful also for a shift to a board of directors model as we currently seek non profit status.