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Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Palliative Care Training

HSCD Volunteer TrainingCanadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Palliative Care Training
Whose Life Will You Change?
Volunteering with Hospice is a way to positively impact your community.

You may begin volunteering today by contacting Volunteer Coordinator, Joy LeBlanc at 587.322.9269.

Volunteer training is offered via online modules, evening classroom sessions, and through twice-yearly weekend intensives. Everyone is welcome to participate, however, first seats are saved for those intending to become HSCD volunteers.

For more information click HERE

Next weekend intensive in Camrose:

October 19 (6:30-9pm)
October 20-21 (8:30am - 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


Bereavement and Grief Workshop

We all face loss, eventually.

This free workshop is for:
•People who are coping with grief and loss; and
•Support People (i.e. friends, co-workers, family, and/or healthcare providers).

Where and WHEN:
Camrose Public Library (October 26 OR November 30)
Cost: Free (pre-registration required)

Workshops run 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Participants will learn:
•  How to be a companion/grief helper to someone who has experienced a loss
• The importance of integrating loss into our own lives first;
• That everyone's grief journey is unique & that we all grieve differently
• How to recognize signs of complicated grief
• How to access appropriate community resources

October Workshop: REGISTER Online
November Workshop: REGISTER Online

To receive more information, or to register by phone, please phone HSCD at (780) 608-0636 or email camrosehospice@gmail.com
Space is limited. 

Symposium Warm-up Event

Symposium Warm-up Event
Fostering Resilience in Healthcare: From neuroscience to daily practice

Dr. Rutledge invites doctors and nurses to an evening event focusing specifically on maintaining wellness as frontline medical staff.

Thursday, November 15, 7pm
Location: Camrose Recreation Center, 2nd floor community rooms
Registration is limited to 100
Register opens August 14, 2018


2018 Annual Fall Symposium
Compassionate Communities: Caring for Our Caregivers

2018 Annual Fall SymposiumCompassionate Communities: Caring for Our Caregivers
This fall's annual symposium features Dr. Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Rutledge will be addressing the topic: Compassionate Communities - Care for the Caregivers.

Topics covered include:
  • Integrative medicine: How to get the best of both medical and complementary care
  • How understanding your brain can empower your life
  • The science and practice of self-compassion
  • Healing Skills and Mind-Body techniques

Date: November 16, 2018
Location: Camrose Resort Casino
Registration: Opens August 15

Check out Dr. Rutledge's website
Click here

Videos of Dr. Rutledge
Click here

Article: Help Wanted: Caregivers in Need of Assistance From Health-Care System