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 3,000 Albertans have attended the AHPCA Roadshow in the past 9 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
2018 A Mindful Finale: Spirituality and Ritual at End-of-Life
2019 This Thing Called Grief: All Ages, All Cultures
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
Catholic Women’s League – St. Gabriel’s (Athabasca)
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
Fairview and Area Palliative Care Society
Foothills Country Hospice Society
Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society
High Prairie & District Holistic Palliative Care Society
Hospice Society of Camrose & District
Lethbridge Family Services
Lethbridge Palliative Care Team
Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society
MacDonald Island Park
McLeod River PCN
Northwest Peace Community Adult Learning Council – Fairview
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
Wheatland & Area Hospice Society – Strathmore
Whitecourt Cancer & Wellness Group
Whitecourt Cancer Support Group
Wood Buffalo PCN
2019 Roadshow Information
“This Thing Called Grief: All Ages, All Cultures” is a full-day workshop. Grief is a universal reaction to death, yet each person’s grief is unique, influenced by circumstances, religious and cultural beliefs. This workshop will focus on grief involving children and cultural differences in grief. Caregivers, family members, community volunteers, and healthcare professionals are all welcome.
Meet our Guest Presenters:
Laura Coatsworth, MSW, BMus, works at Hospice Calgary’s Sage Centre, counselling children who have experienced a significant death in their lives. Laura also leads the group support program for grieving teens as well as facilitates formal dinners for men and women who have lost their spouse and seeking community. Kathy Cloutier, an honours graduate of Humber College, has been a funeral director with McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes for many years. Her desire to work in funeral service was a direct result of her own profound loss.
Workshop fees (includes lunch)
$10 for current AHPCA members I $65 for new AHPCA members
Workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
* If you do not know if you are a current member, please contact AHPCA to find out before registering. 403 206 9938 or [email protected] *
Roadshows may be considered for Continuing Education Credits
Tuesday April 30,2019
Friday May 10, 2019
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Friday May 24, 2019
Tuesday June 4, 2019