AHPCA Roadshow Spring 2021

The AHPCA team is excited to announce that REGISTRATION FOR AHPCA ROADSHOW IS OPEN! Please distribute this email to anybody who may be interested. A PDF poster is attached if you would like to share on your website.

Six evening sessions with six different topics are available to you from the comfort of your home.

All are welcome to join the Roadshow on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 8:30 pm on Zoom.

$20 per session for AHPCA members

$40 per session for members of the public

Current AHPCA members get a 50% discount. Now is the perfect time to renew your membership.

Attend all six topics at a reduced price if you purchase the bundle by May 4.

Alternatively, build your own Roadshow experience by choosing from the following sessions:

MAY 5 – Complicated Pandemic Grief

People have experienced so many pandemic losses in addition to death. Blair Collins, Grief Counsellor, will talk about the need to acknowledge these additional losses during our grief journeys now. Full details and registration.

MAY 6 – This is Your Brain on Grief

Learn steps you can take to prevent physical, emotional and mental damage during this stress-filled and isolating pandemic. Rick Bergh, Bereavement Educator, will teach six interventions you can begin using today. Full details and registration.

MAY 12 – Normalizing Pandemic Caregiver Grief

Darrin Parkin, Spiritual Care Clinician, will share his personal frontline hopital pandemic experience. Caregiver grief reactions are normal and must be recognized. Full details and registration.

MAY 13 – The Isolated Brain and What It Needs

How do we combat the social isolation and loneliness of the pandemic? Erica Phare-Bergh, Choir Director for those with memory loss, will lead us in 90 minutes of social singing super-stimulus for our brains. Full details and registration.

MAY 19 – How the Pandemic Has Challenged Our Idea of a Good Death

The pandemic has shaken our cultural myth of a “good death”: a pain-free, peaceful death surrounded by loved ones. Blair Collins, Grief Counsellor, invites you to reflect on your own myth and how the pandemic has impacted your ability to journey with someone at the end of life. Full details and registration.

MAY 20 – Death Ed. – Grief & Loss Education

Jeremy Allen, licensed funeral director/embalmer, better prepares us to walk alongside others during times of grief and loss. Full details and registration.

We look forward to seeing you at AHPCA’s Roadshow Spring 2021!

Free Spring Webinar Series on Palliative Care

In light of these difficult times, we would like to invite you to attend a free, nation-wide webinar series as both thanks for all your hard work, and a way to help you move forward in the coming months.

Beginning May 4th, 2021, Life and Death Matters (LDM)Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) are excited to offer a series of FREE WEBINARS specifically for YOU! These webinars are presented monthly, are one hour long and ideal for PSWs/HCAs/CCAs.

Webinar topics:

1.    Experiences of Providing Care During COVID

2.    Addressing Our Grief Associated With COVID

3.    Fatigue, Burnout and Resilience

4.    What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

5.    But They’re Not Palliative Yet!

6.    Help for the holidays!


This will be an opportunity for you to meet leading professionals in the field, address current issues, and connect with PSWs experiencing similar challenges.

Register here: https://lifeanddeathmatters.lt.acemlnc.com/

Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association Road Show June 4th, 2019

 This Thing Called Grief: All Ages, All Cultures.

The AHPCA Roadshow tours Alberta each year, bringing education to smaller centres and rural communities. The AHPCA Imagine conference brings Alberta’s hospice societies together to learn and network.

May 1st, 2019

There is still space available for the June 4th Workshop. Register with www.ahpca.ca.

Palliative Care Full Day Lecture Series

Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society first full day Lecture Series conference May 4th, 2018 focused on what excellent resources people – caregivers and medical staff can access online. Where to find information to help loved ones and clients understand their life-threatening, progressive and/or terminal illness. Palliative Care is about Life and Each day Matters. It is important to teach people how to live no matter what is around the corner for them focus on their own Legacy of Life.

Thank you to the presenters Ogechi Asagwara Virtual Hospice; Carrie Huckerby Recreation Therapy; Pastor John Thiess, Rayne Johnson Midwife for the dying and attendees – each helped make the education day such a success.

Thank you to John Petrie – radio station advertising; Sandra Stanway – Brooks Bulletin advertising; Colleen and Chelsey Bolt for their donation of clear bags with our logo for handouts; Cindy Young for door prizes with winners Anita Almass and Carol Jasperson; Deb from The Heritage; Duchess Mennonite Church Quilting ladies for the lap quilt we raffled. Congratulations to Ian Betters of Brooks for winning the lap quilt.