Cochrane and Area Hospice Society

CHS and Area Final


COVID-19 and the Impact on the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society (CHS) and Members

The CHS recognizes that we are presently in an unprecedented time, with no certainly as to when the end will be clear. On behalf of our Board, I want to reach out to wish all of our members and partners that you, your families and circle of friends and colleagues remain healthy and safe. Please continue to follow the issued guidance provided through Federal, Provincial and Local governments, as we work together, even in isolation.

We know that this has become a very difficult time for those experiencing an end-of-life journey and we are determining how we can best serve our community in these unprecedented times. We will post information that we feel is relevant and helpful on our Resource Guide page. 

If at any time you find yourself wondering what my be happening, please contact us and we will ensure that you receive the most current information and planning available.

And please remember not only those who are falling ill during this time, but the many health care professionals who continue to serve our health care and palliative community.

Please stay safe.


Ozzie Sawicki, Chair


What's New

Get Involved!

Even though we are experiencing an uncertain future, we know that our human nature to persevere will continue to shine through. We hope that those of you who are volunteers or wish to become a volunteer see these times as an opportunity to help your neighbours in their greatest time of need, and one that is presently becoming a potentially lonely journey. We will be considering card writing, messaging and other campaigns to assit those in Cochrane and Area as they may be expereincing an end-of-life journey.

As we move forward the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society would like to invite members to partcipate in one of our committees. Please email us at and let us know what committee you would like to be part of in the future and we will ensure you are invited to the next relevant meetings. 

  • Education and Awareness Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Volunteering for Pandemic Support


Up and Coming Events & Programs

Please refer to our Events & Programs page to see what the Cochrane Hospice Society and it's partners and collaborative organizations have to offer in 2020 and 2021.

Events & Programs

Hike for Hospice 2020!

Thank you for Participating in Our Virtual Hike!

In response to the present physical distancing requirements in Alberta, the May 10, 2020 Hike for Hospice became a virtual experience that took place throughout the month of May 2020! We want to thank all those who participated, and your generous donations to the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society.

We look forward to seeing in the outdoors for the 2021 Hike for Hospice!!!


Walking Through Grief and Loss Support Walk

'Walking in nature is therapy for the body and soul" - Unknown

Yes! We now are back to walks, and thank everyine who partcipated during our Grief and Loss Support Talks while we were in isolation.

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


AHPCA Roadshow 2020 Postponed to Spring 2021

We wanted to inform you that the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society in collaboration with AHPCA have made the decision to postpone the Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association Roadshow event in the Town of Cochrane to May 7, 2021.

Information on the event, now scheduled for next year due to the COVID-19 government and medical recommendations, is available on our Efvents & Programs page.


Thank You’s!

Thank you to the amazing health care professionals in Cochrane, across Alberta and throughout the world who are doing their very best every day to ensure that the global population remain as healthy and safe as possible in this very difficult time. These front line individuals have families and loved ones who watch them head to the front lines daily.  When you have a chance, please say thank you where possible.



Thank you to These Organizations Who Have Been Supporting the Cochrane and Area Hospice Society Either Through Funding, In-Kind Support or Strategic Partnerships

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