Education to strengthen, engage, and equip you.

For over 30 years, Hospice Calgary has served Calgary and Area, offering palliative and hospice care, support during advanced illness, and grief counselling to patients and clients. Using our experiences and expertise, our educators offer learning opportunities designed to strengthen, engage, and equip our community. They share practical tools and offer resources to support professionals, community advocates, and individuals. Almost 2000 people a year benefit from our consultation, training, seminars, and accredited workshops.


1245 70 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB



Current Learning Opportunities

Our monthly education program, Dying To Know, is open to anyone interested in various topics related to death and dying. These interactive sessions help in preparing for end-of-life, offer strategies for staying resilient through challenging times, and help care partners become more confident in their roles.

Grief in my Backpack

Grief in my Backpack is our online course and resource, created to equip teachers, school staff, and community leaders to support students who are grieving.

The Parent Lunch and Learn Series, led by the Children’s Grief Centre, provides parents and caregivers with brief, concrete, direct and accessible information as they navigate new situations with their grief and their children’s grief.

Led by The Children’s Grief Centre, these information and Q&A sessions are presented by a professional counsellor and share practical information and resources to address specific questions and topics people have when parenting a grieving child.

Customized Sessions & Consultations

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 adult and children’s grief.

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

Hospice Calgary Education

Children’s Grief Centre Consultation

Who can sign up for education opportunities

Our education programming can benefit anyone who wants to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief.

Individuals who are grieving or facing advanced illness, either their own, a family member’s, or someone in their care.

Community representatives, like volunteers, community agencies, public forum organizers, and not-for-profit professionals.

Individuals in first-point-of-contact roles, including educators and school support staff, health and mental health care professionals, first responders, and spiritual care providers.

Students and classes, including grades 1 to 12 and post-secondary.

Category “A” Credits

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 as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Hospice Calgary maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: Sept. 25, 2022 – Sept. 25, 2025. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Other Supports

Online Resources

Our resource library is an always-evolving collection of resources and information to support individuals and families facing any advanced illness or following a death. The resources are available to everyone and cover various illness, death, and grief topics. Browse the library to find content created by our team, links to resources from other organizations, and book recommendations for all ages.