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Advanced Illness Education

Empowering the Community

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 and community advocates in their day-to-day work. 

Hospice Calgary offers counselling and support to those living with advanced illness, as well as their close family members and friends of all ages. Our seminars provide participants with the awareness, skills and knowledge related to people living with advanced illnesses. 

Expert-led seminars include topics such as:

  • Managing illness
  • Facing the changes of life when someone is dying
  • Caregiver support
  • Self-care
  • Advanced care planning
  • Grief during end-of-life
  • How to talk to your family about Medical Assistance in Dying
  • Spirituality
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Community response to dying & death

Almost 2000 people a year benefit from our in-service consultation, training, seminars, and accredited workshops. Individuals and groups that call on us for training and resources include anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief as well as:  

  • Individuals Grieving or Facing Advanced Illness (grieving individuals and families, people living with advanced Illness, and caregivers) 
  • Community Representatives (volunteers, community agencies, public forum organizers, and not-for-profit professionals) 
  • First Points of Contact (educators & school support staff, health & mental health care professionals, first responders, and spiritual care providers
  • Student Bodies (grades 1-12 and post-secondary)

To download our Education information sheet, click here

Dying to Know - Registration is now Open!

Our monthly education program, Dying to Know, is open to anyone interested in the variety of topics related to death and dying. 

These interactive sessions provide information on preparing for end of life, offer strategies for staying resilient through challenging times, and help care partners become more confident in their roles. Participants will have the opportunity to share and network with others while learning about the many available resources. 

The sessions are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6 – 8 pm and always feature expert speakers and professionals. They are free of charge with donations at the door welcomed.

All Dying to Know sessions are at Sage Centre (1245 70 Avenue SE) with free parking available in front of the building and across the street at Trail Appliances. Register for upcoming sessions below.

To download a printable version of the Dying to Know program, click here. 

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: 

Hospice Calgary Education
403-263-4525
info@hospicecalgary.ca

Upcoming Education Opportunities

Our education is for anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief. Visit our Education page for more

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Advanced Illness Education

Dying to Know Education Program

* The health and safety of our clients, volunteers, staff, and community members is our highest priority during this COVID-19 situation. It is for this reason that we are currently suspending our group programs and education sessions. Please stay tuned and check out our website for details as we move forward.

MAY 19 - Reflections on Caregiving * Online via Zoom 

Caregiving can be both rewarding and stressful. What have you learned on your journey that you can share with others? Heather Lucier, a COMPASS facilitator, an advocate, and a family caregiver will share her experiences and strategies for facing difficult life transitions and developing resiliency.

June 16 - Cross Cultural Beliefs, Traditions, and Funeral Customs* Online via Zoom 

Would you like to learn more and understand the basic beliefs, customs, and traditions of other cultures that may be unfamiliar to you?

Kathy S. Cloutier, Funeral Director, Manager of Community Relations with McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, will share her extensive experience and first-hand knowledge about the human need that crosses all cultures – the need for understanding in the sorrow of death.

Register here 

 

 

 

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Child & Family Grief Education

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 Grief and Palliative Care. More Info

 

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Hospice & Palliative Care Education

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 Grief and Palliative Care. More Info

 

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