Companion Program

About the Companion Program

We work with individuals living with advanced illness and their families to facilitate connections, independence, and promote quality of life.

Companions are carefully matched with individuals and families to help them connect with people, resources, and services, in their communities through a “best fit” family-centric approach.

The program aims to help reduce stress and feelings of isolation in individuals, caregivers, and their families and promote an active role in living life to the fullest during illness.

Goals of the Companion Program:

  • Enhance the quality of life for individuals and families facing any advanced illness
  • Provide support and encouragement through meaningful companionship
  • Assist clients to engage in what is meaningful to them
  • Inform clients about appropriate resources in the community
  • Offer assistance with other practical supports

Who are our clients?

Adults with a life-limiting diagnosis can sign up at the time of diagnosis or any time after.

What is the duration of the Program?

From the time of intake through illness and family bereavement.

Weekly visits, for 1 – 3 hours

How do I access the program?

There is no referral required. Please contact us at 403.263.4525 or email us to complete an intake.

Is there a cost to the program?

There is no cost to the individual or family members.

Can I volunteer with the Companion Program?

For more information or to become a volunteer Companion, please email us today.

Check out the Companion Volunteer Description



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