Events & Programs

The Cochrane and Area Hospice Society delivers, collaborates and presents information on a variety of events and programs and resources to raise awareness in support of the end-of-life journey.

Up and Coming Events & Programs 2022


Walking Through Grief and Loss Support Walk

Note that with the weather improving and spring warmth well on its way, we have transitioned back to outdoor support walks every Tuesday at 10:00 am. Please see the website or contact to confiorm the meeting location, as we will be meeting at various locations over the sprring and summer to discover Cochrane and the surrounding path system.

Our walks are every Tuesday at 10:00 am. The meeting place is at the Spray Lake Sawmill Family Sport Centre Main Entrance.

If you have any questions about the Support Walk please email:


Upcoming Events at Hospice Calgary

Only a couple more months until summer...right? RIGHT?

While we wait for it to stop snowing and for the sun to come out to play. We have a few more events happening at Hospice Calgary which we thought might interest you as a past event attendee. If you have any questions about the following events, please call 403-263-4525 and we will be happy to help.

Parent Lunch & Learn Series
Available on YouTube

Did you know? Recordings of past Parent Lunch & Learn events are available on the Hospice Calgary YouTube channel. If you missed an event or are new to the educational series, we have a playlist with all the Parent Lunch and Learn webinars. Such topics as - Grief in the body, How to talk to children about advanced illness, when the holidays hurt, and more.

Please Note: As the Parent Lunch and Learn series is a new educational offering this year, we will be sending a survey out to all past participants in the first week of May to gain insights for future programming. Please watch for the survey and we appreciate any and all feedback.

Watch YouTube recordings.

Dying to Know - Dreams and Visitations at the End of Life

Tues, May 17, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:30pm MST

Using stories, published research and interviews, Ms. Van Bronkhorst, Social Worker, researcher and author describes the experience and meanings of patient dreams & visitations and how these experiences can provide comfort for the dying and family members.

Join us to learn how to invite and attend to these important experiences, and enhance care in the final weeks and days of life.

I’m interested!

Dying to Know - Cross Cultural Beliefs, Traditions, and Funeral Customs
Tues, June 21, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:30pm MST

Would you like to learn more and understand the basic beliefs, customs, and traditions of cultures that may be unfamiliar to you? Kathy S. Cloutier, Funeral Director, Manager Community Relations with McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, shares her extensive experience with the human need that crosses all cultures – the need for understanding in the sorrow of death.

Count me in!


Volunteer Education

The Cochrane and Area Hospice Society has run education sessions with our volunteer group over the past year. In many instances, videos have been shown that we felt might be of interest to our general membership and have provided those videos below.

Volunteer Sessions (2020 to 2021)

June 16, 2020 - Video Dignity in Care, Dr. H. Chochinov

September 15, 2020 - Video Indigenous Voices: Walking Along Side for a Good Death

Virtual Hospice Living My Culture

October 20, 2020 - Video A Story of Care; one man’s reflections on the power of the caring relationship - Virtual Hospice

February 18, 2021 - Video Ted Talk The Journey Through Loss and Grief, Jason Rosenthal

April 20, 2021 - Video Make Mistakes - Abandon your ‘Perfect Life’ (Produced through Green Renaissance)



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