March eNews

New! Work & Care Video Library Shares Caregiver Stories

The Alberta Caregivers Association's Work & Care website showcases three touching videos featuring caregivers who have struggled with balancing their work with caregiving responsibilities. 

Work & Care is a program of the Alberta Caregivers Association that creates awareness of the needs and challenges facing employers, and assists them in helping to support their employees with caregiving responsibilities.

Learn more about their stories and visit the video library,  here

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Caregiver Week 2016

Alberta's caregiver week is fast approaching! This year the week will run from Sunday May 1 - Saturday May 7th! We look forward to celebrating with you! 

To stay tuned for event details and more information, here.

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Free Caregiver Information Sessions

Every second Wednesday
Afternoons: 1:30pm-3:00pm
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fulton Place School; 10310 - 56 St; Edmonton
Register:  Please contact Sheryl (the ACGA Caregiver Advisor) at 780-453-5088 or email

Next Session is on Wednesday March 30: "Caregiver Grief"

Other Upcoming Information Sessions

  • April 13 - Caregiver self-care
  • May 4 - The power of happiness

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Navigator Workshops Coming to Your Community 

The Caregiver Navigator is a one-day professional development opportunity designed to help health, community, and social service providers & professionals  acknowledge, understand and support caregivers.

There are spaces available in these upcoming workshops:

Fort Saskatchewan - March 22                      Gibbons - May 2
Fort McMurray - April 5                                  Killam - May 10
Leduc - April 12                                              Drayton Valley - May 18
Okotoks - April 25                                           St. Paul - May 27
Mundare - April 27                                          Airdrie - May 31

We are presently making plans to schedule Navigator workshops in the Edmonton area – please watch our website for upcoming dates.

For more information visit our website, here.

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COMPASS for the Caregiver Workshops

COMPASS is a 9-module program that focuses on assuring that caregivers remember to take care of their own well-being while they provide care of others. 

For a list of current workshops, click here.

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One last thought ...

Spring is a time of new beginnings, new possibilities...What quality would you like to grow this spring?
- Tara Killen
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