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Stephen Jenkinson

Expert on Aging, Death & Palliative Care

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 Stephen Jenkinson Biography

Stephen Jenkinson is a cultural activist, teacher, author, and ceremonialist. He is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010.

With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is revolutionizing grief and dying in North America. Stephen is redefining what it means to live and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former programme director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is also a sculptor, traditional canoe builder whose house won a Governor General’s Award for architecture.

He is the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul (2015), Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions – a live recorded teaching (2013), How it All Could Be: A workbook for dying people and those who love them (2009), Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life – a live recorded teaching (2009), and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002), and former contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).

Jenkinson is also the subject of the feature-length documentary film Griefwalker (National Film Board of Canada, 2008), a lyrical, poetic portrait of his work with dying people.

The Orphan Wisdom School is for anyone with a desire to be useful to those who will inherit an endangered and often dangerous world. It is for those who have an instinct and a desire to be an ancestor worthy of being claimed. It is for those wishing to learn something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and fierce and exemplary compassion. It is for elders in training.

Young people need and deserve real recognition of their worth and purpose in life and a living example of enduring discernment and courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. The esteem of parents and friends can only go so far: elders must bring the rest. Grandparents must be grand not only for their children’s children but for all the young ones coming into the world now. Their status as grand people comes from having wrangled wisdom from experience, and from having become elders more than senior citizens. Grandparents must now be elders even – especially – when no one asks it of them.

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Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble

Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble

Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Money and the Soul's Desires: A Meditation on Wholeness

Money and the Soul's Desires: A Meditation on Wholeness

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Stephen Jenkinson

Expert on Aging, Death & Palliative Care

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Stephen Jenkinson Biography

Stephen Jenkinson is a cultural activist, teacher, author, and ceremonialist. He is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010.

With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is revolutionizing grief and dying in North America. Stephen is redefining what it means to live and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former programme director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is also a sculptor, traditional canoe builder whose house won a Governor General’s Award for architecture.

He is the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul (2015), Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions – a live recorded teaching (2013), How it All Could Be: A workbook for dying people and those who love them (2009), Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life – a live recorded teaching (2009), and Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002), and former contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).

Jenkinson is also the subject of the feature-length documentary film Griefwalker (National Film Board of Canada, 2008), a lyrical, poetic portrait of his work with dying people.

The Orphan Wisdom School is for anyone with a desire to be useful to those who will inherit an endangered and often dangerous world. It is for those who have an instinct and a desire to be an ancestor worthy of being claimed. It is for those wishing to learn something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and fierce and exemplary compassion. It is for elders in training.

Young people need and deserve real recognition of their worth and purpose in life and a living example of enduring discernment and courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. The esteem of parents and friends can only go so far: elders must bring the rest. Grandparents must be grand not only for their children’s children but for all the young ones coming into the world now. Their status as grand people comes from having wrangled wisdom from experience, and from having become elders more than senior citizens. Grandparents must now be elders even – especially – when no one asks it of them.

Stephen Jenkinson Videos

  • Stephen Jenkinson: Re-Discovering The Value Of Elders
    Stephen Jenkinson explains how the role of elder might be re-instated. It won't be easy, but it may just be one of the essential ingredients we need...
  • A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul: Stephen Jenkinson
    In a wide-ranging and moving talk, spiritual activist and author Stephen Jenkinson advocates for dying well as every person's right, and shares what...
  • What Dying Means | Interview with Stephen Jenkinson
    On Adventures Through the Mind, Stephen Jenkinson speaks about dying, death, and grief.

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  • How to book Stephen Jenkinson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Stephen Jenkinson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Stephen Jenkinson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Stephen Jenkinson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Stephen Jenkinson?

    Booking fees for Stephen Jenkinson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stephen Jenkinson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Stephen Jenkinson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stephen Jenkinson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stephen Jenkinson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stephen Jenkinson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stephen Jenkinson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Stephen Jenkinson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Stephen Jenkinson for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Stephen Jenkinson generally travels from OntarioCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Frank Ostaseski, Jonathan Godfrey, Jessica Melore, Ruth Westheimer and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stephen Jenkinson for an upcoming event.

Stephen Jenkinson Speaker Videos

  • Stephen Jenkinson: Re-Discovering The Value Of Elders
    Stephen Jenkinson explains how the role of elder might be re-instated. It won't be easy, but it may just be one of the essential ingredients we need to make it through the challenge times ahead.
    A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul: Stephen Jenkinson
    In a wide-ranging and moving talk, spiritual activist and author Stephen Jenkinson advocates for dying well as every person's right, and shares what he has learned from two decades of working with...
  • What Dying Means | Interview with Stephen Jenkinson
    On Adventures Through the Mind, Stephen Jenkinson speaks about dying, death, and grief.

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