WHAT is the Roadshow?
It’s a series of full-day educational workshops developed in response to an identified need for palliative care training and development throughout rural Alberta.
The benefits of the AHPCA Roadshow include community building and strengthening through networking, and increased knowledge and skills about issues related to hospice palliative care and other associated fields.
WHO attends the Roadshow?
The AHPCA Roadshow participants include multi-agency professionals, such as nurses, social workers, teachers, complementary therapists, and health care administrators. You’ll also find volunteers, caregivers, patients, families, and interested community members in the Roadshow audiences. Over 2,700 Albertans have attended the AHPCA Roadshow in the past 8 years.
WHERE has the Roadshow toured?
WHY do Roadshow workshops make a difference?
It’s all about the topics. AHPCA specifically selects Roadshow topics to be practical and applicable to a wide range of community members including those in hospice palliative are. Our workshop facilitators are well-respected experts in their respective fields from within our own province.
2010 We’re All in this Together…..
2011 This Thing Called Grief: How We Can Help
2012 Talking About the Tough Stuff
2013 This Thing Called Grief: with an emphasis on Culture and Customs
2014 Take a Deep Breath: Taking Care of YOU
2015 The Final Journey: Becoming a Compassionate Companion
2016 It’s About Life: Navigating the Reality of Hospice Palliative Care
2017 This Thing Called Grief: It’s Complicated
AHPCA Roadshow Partners:
Akasu Palliative Care Society
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Alberta Health Services
Brenda Strafford Foundation/Tudor Manor
Camrose Palliative Care Interest Group
Canadian Cancer Society
City of Lethbridge
Covenant Health St Joseph’s General Hospital
Covenant Health St Joseph’s Home
Drumheller Area Health Foundation
Drumheller Community Cancer Center
Eldon and Ann Foote Foundation
First United Church–Wetaskiwin
Foothills Country Hospice Society
Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society
High Prairie & District Holistic Palliative Care Society
Lethbridge Family Services
Lethbridge Palliative Care Team
Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society
MacDonald Island Park
McLeod River PCN
Olds & District Hospice Society
Order of St. Lazarus
Peace Palliative Care Society
Red Deer Hospice
Rimbey Family & Community Support
St. Michael’s Health Center
St. Paul & Area Palliative Care Association
Town of Peace River
Whitecourt Cancer & Wellness Group
Whitecourt Cancer Support Group
Wood Buffalo PCN
2018 Roadshow Information
“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.
Darrin has provided spiritual care for 25 years on campuses, in parish ministry, in hospice, and in prisons. All he needed to know about life he learned in prison and at the bedside of the dying.
Blair Collins, B.A., B.Th., RSW
Blair has worked for over 30 years in a variety of non-profit settings, including dealing with grief and loss. As a Hawaiian Shaman, he creates rituals appropriate to time and context of celebrations.
Thursday April 26,2018
Hospice Society of Camrose & District
Friday May 11, 2018
Fairview and Area Palliative Care Society
Northwest Peace Community Adult Learning Council
Tuesday May 15, 2018
AHS South Zone Palliative Care Program
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Wheatland & Area Hospice Society
Tuesday June 12, 2018
Catholic Women’s League – St. Gabriel’s