External Resources

Want to start a hospice in your community? Begin with this guide. Resource Guide for Community Development of Palliative and End-of-Life Care within Alberta

A nine-module educational resource and toolkit is available for purchase from the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Volunteer Training Program

Eligible employees can take up to 27 weeks of leave to care for gravely-ill family: Compassionate Care Leave in Alberta

The Office of the Public Guardian provides services, tools and support for personal and financial matters to vulnerable Albertans and their families.

Information and support on advanced illness, palliative care and grief: Canadian Virtual Hospice

MyGrief.ca helps you to understand and work through your grief using FREE online modules developed by families and grief experts.

Quality palliative care honours culture, spirituality and traditions. At Living My Culture people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others.

Explore free, online Indigenous cultural training safety.

Methadone4Pain.ca: Education modules to improve professionals’ knowledge in prescribing methadone for pain in palliative care.

Living with Hope: A video outlining the hope experience of terminally ill patients and their families.

Who would speak for you if you couldn’t speak for yourself? Advance Care Planning

Resources on coping with cancer: Canadian Cancer Society

Access and eligibility information for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Alberta.

The main portal to access Alberta Health Services

How Not to Say the Wrong Thing: A simple technique to avoid being unintentionally hurtful.

Getting Through the Holiday Season.

Guidance on holding a Candle Lighting Memorial.

Palliative Care Associations in Canada

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island