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Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Palliative Care Training

HSCD Volunteer TrainingCanadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Palliative Care Training

Volunteer training is offered yearly, typically in the early spring, and often followed by a fall session. Everyone is welcome to participate, however, first seats are saved for those intending to become HSCD volunteers.

For more information click HERE

Next round of training in Camrose:

April 20 (7-9pm)
April 21-22 (9am - 4pm)

Camrose Fire Hall Community Room

Training Outline
  • Introduction to Palliative/end-of-life Support, and the Value of Silence
  • Effective Communications
  • Family Dynamics
  • Emotional & Spiritual Support: A vision for holistic care
  • Companioning Grief
  • Physical Care of the Dying
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Self Care: Grace and compassion for self and others

Those who wish to become Hospice Volunteer Caregivers must complete all training sessions.

For more information:
Website: Volunteer page
Phone: Wanita @ 780-678-6859

Register Now

HSCD Death Cafè

HSCD Death Cafè

"Bringing grief and death out of the shadow is our spiritual responsibility, our sacred duty. By so doing, we may be able to feel our desire for life once again and remember who we are, where we belong, and what is sacred."

(Francis Weller, the Wild Edge of Sorrow)

Through open conversation in a natural, comfortable setting, we can bring death out of silence and increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of their lives.

Join the conversation at this drop-in, no-fee gathering where all things death and dying are open for discussion. All Death Cafès occur on the lower level of the Camrose Public Library. Please note, this is not a grief-therapy or support group; rather, it is a conversation forum.

2018 Spring dates (all begin at 7:00pm):

April 19,
May 17


Why Should You Attend an AHPCA Roadshow?

For more information, or to register, see below...
Why Should You Attend an AHPCA Roadshow?

AHPCA 2018 Roadshow

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HSCD is once again hosting one of the Alberta Hospice and Palliative Care Association's "Roadshow" events

“A Mindful Finale: Spirituality and Ritual at End-of-Life” is a hands-on, full-day workshop that will help you foster moments of gratitude and joy during a challenging phase of life. How can spirituality help? You will fill your toolbox with practical rituals to help navigate complicated paths. Caregivers, family members, community volunteers and healthcare professionals are all welcome.

Register Now

Download "Roadshow poster final.pdf"

Hike for Hospice

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Sunday, May 6 is National Hike for Hospice and the kick off to National Palliative Care Week. Join us to raise funds and  awareness of end-of-life and grief care in Camrose and District.

Come one come all! Bring your family, friends, neighbours, and co-workers and walk with us. Enjoy the afternoon’s family festivities! Hike for Hospice Camrose is a fun family and fur-friendly event.

This year’s hike takes place at the Stoney Creek Center overlooking the ski hill in Camrose. We meet at 2pm, walk a  leisurely pace through the creek valley, and return to enjoy entertainment, burgers, and conversation. Paths are stroller, dog, child, and wheelchair friendly.

As in other years, we invite you to bring your connections on board by sponsoring you for the walk. Click on the PDF link to download the 2018 HIke Pledge Sheet.

Time: 2 PM- 4 PM
Location: Stoney Creek Centre
Cost: Free

Call 780.608.0636 for more information.

Download "Hike pledge sheet.pdf"

Hike for Hospice - Fun in the Valley

Hike for Hospice - Fun in the Valley

National Hospice Palliative Care Week

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This year, National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs from May 6-12. The theme for 2018, “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh?” encourages Canadians to consider ways community involvement can support the dying and bereavement process. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is calling on Canadians to answer these questions:
  • What makes a compassionate community?
  • How can compassionate communities support end of life care?
Watch for news on local NHPCW events in Camrose and area.

Download "Palliative care week.pdf"