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“There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

– Rosalyn Carter

Driving Happiness across the province
Drive Happiness is a non-profit organization providing low-cost, assisted transportation to older adults with mobility limitations. Screened and trained volunteers drive members to medical appointments, grocery stores, social programming and more, connecting seniors with local resources and providing caregivers with respite opportunities.

To serve Albertans better, this service has recently expanded into new communities as far north as Fort McMurray and as far south as Lethbridge. For more information or to become a volunteer, visit
Expanded hours for Caregiver Coaches
We've expanded our hours for online Caregiver Coaches appointments. Morning appointments starting at 8 a.m. and after-work appointments starting as late as 5 or 6 p.m. are now available.
Caregivers in the news
We're honoured to have journalist Elise Stolte as a guest lecturer for our current Writer's Circle session: Learn to Tell Your Story to the World. This five-part workshop will hopefully result in a few of the participants working with CBC First Person to share their stories through CBC Calgary, where Elise now works.

In case you missed it, while Elise was still a columnist with the Edmonton Journal, she did a revealing four-part series on the role caregivers play in Canada: Cracks to Chasms: The shaky foundations of unpaid care that Canada's health care system is built on.
 Be the hero Alberta's caregivers need

Caregivers are like a non-renewable resource that our society is depleting. Be the hero of this story. Provide the support caregivers need to self-identify, navigate system resources, access respite and live to care another day.

You'll improve quality of life for care recipients and their caregivers - and you'll save Alberta's economy $6 billion a year or more.

Sandy Sereda, Executive Director
Caregivers Alberta 

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 Do you have a plan?
Plan Well Guide is a free, advance serious illness planning tool. The guide can help you learn how serious illness decisions are made. You’ll learn about how important your values and preferences are in making those decisions. This guide can help you make a plan that clearly lets others - like your doctor, family and substitute decision-maker - know what you want for your care.

By doing your serious illness planning ahead of time, you’re more likely to get the medical care that’s right for you. It can also lower the stress and anxiety your family member’s will have if they need to make life or death decisions for you.
Caregivers Alberta Events
Join Alberta Health Services’ Dr. Charlotte Pooler to hear more about the palliative approach to care, what palliative care consists of, and end-of-life care. She will provide an overview of AHS palliative care services and access, including palliative home care. You’ll find out more about palliative care roles, support and resources for family caregivers.
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About this program

Caregiving can be a stressful, isolating and overwhelming experience. And, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many caregivers are experiencing added levels of stress and anxiety.

Our award-winning COMPASS for the Caregiver program helps caregivers balance their own well-being with the challenges of caregiving and is facilitated by someone who understands those challenges.

This COMPASS for the Caregiver workshop is a multi-session, online course. Before registering, please ensure that you can virtually attend all four weekly sessions listed below.


Friday, Nov. 5 (9:00 to 11:30 a.m.): Being a Caregiver

Friday, Nov. 12 (9:00 to 11:30 a.m.): Managing Your Stress

Friday, Nov. 19 (9:00 to 11:30 a.m.): Balancing Relationships

Friday, Nov. 26 (9:00 to 11:30 a.m.): Navigating the System

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CORE Caregivers group events
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