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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. Our seminars provide participants with the awareness, skills and knowledge related to people living with advanced illnesses. 

Expert-led seminars include topics such as:

  • Caregiver support
  • Advanced care planning
  • How to talk to your family about Medical Assistance in Dying
  • Spirituality
  • and many more....

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 for Fall 2020 is now Open!

Our monthly education program, Dying To Know, is open to anyone interested in a variety of topics related to death and dying. These sessions are hosted online on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6-8 pm. Dying To Know is free of charge and donations are welcome. 

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.

To download a printable version of the Dying to Know program, click here.
Register for upcoming sessions in the Advanced Illness Education drop boxes below.

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 the COVID-19 pandemic. It is for this reason that we have moved all upcoming sessions of Dying To Know to Zoom. 

 

SEPTEMBER 15 - Facing Advanced Illness Together (Online via Zoom) 

Most Canadians want to die in their home, wherever that may be. Informing ourselves of the available options can go a long way towards making plans. Elaine Munce, our Director of Community Hospice Service, will share information about Hospice and Palliative Care as well as how to access services and resources. 

Register 

 

OCTOBER 20 - Advanced Care Planning (Online via Zoom)

In the first of two sessions with Janine Violini and Jamie Whittaker, we will discuss tips to complete the paperwork we need before death occurs. These include Personal Directive, Power of Attorney, and the types of Wills one may consider. These topics are part of the Crows in a Row program designed to achieve an end-of-life plan so legacy is defined, wishes are honoured, and loved ones are taken care of.

Register

 

NOVEMBER 17 - Funeral Planning (Online via Zoom) 

Janine Violini and Jamie Whittaker return for the second part of their Crows in a Row program. In this session, aspects of funeral planning and obituaries will be discussed. The objective of these conversations is to alleviate stress by helping obtain a sense of empowerment, peace of mind, and completion. 

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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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