Education For Professionals

Empowering the Community

One of the Children’s Grief Centre’s core areas of service is education and resourcing for professionals. The team at the Children’s Grief Centre believes in the power of building capacity in the community to best support children, teens, and families who are grieving after the death of someone in their lives or as the face a life-threatening illness in their family.

The Children’s Grief Centre and Hospice Calgary have a long standing relationship with many core organizations in our community including schools, health and mental health sector, family-serving community agencies, victim services, post-secondary institutions and more.

Using our experience and expertise, our counsellors/educators offer in-person and online learning opportunities designed to strengthen, engage and equip our community. They share practical tools and offer resources to support professionals and community advocates in their day-to-day work.

Thousands of people have benefitted from our in-service consultation, training, seminars and accredited workshops.

Children’s Grief Centre Accredited Workshops

Expert-led accredited workshops for educators, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, health and mental health professionals, and others who work with children and teens are available through Hospice Calgary.

Hospice Calgary, provider #1194, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credits. Hospice Calgary maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: September 25, 2019 – September 25, 2022. Social workers completing this course receive 6 ‘A’ continuing education credits.

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Collaboration & Consultation

We work with community professionals such as victims services, teachers, health and mental health care professionals as part of a care team for individuals or families.

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Customized for You

Designed to meet your group’s specific learning needs, we create customized sessions that are delivered at a time and in a location that best works for you. Our specialized team can also offer consultation on Palliative Care and Grief.

For current information on our educational opportunities, to book a speaker, or to access additional resources, contact our team:

Children’s Grief Centre Education