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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 2023.


Elizabeth Short is an Anglican Deacon, licensed to All Saints Church in Cochrane, Ab. She works for the Anglican Diocese of Calgary as the Parish Health Facilitator. She has a Master of Theological Studies (Honours) from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Alberta. The work of her thesis centered on Life Transitions. From her knowledge of transition, Elizabeth has developed a 6-week Grief Support session that looks at grief from the perspective of the nature of transition. She describes the various aspects of transition and allows people to insert their stories of grief into the model.  Grief can spring from various places – the loss of a pet, the loss of job, a move to a new place, etc. These particular sessions are to support people who have lost a loved one, but she has addressed other forms of grief in other circumstances. She has been offering these sessions for a decade now and her work has including facilitating Grief Circles with Stoney Nakoda First Nations. During Covid, she was able to adjust her course to a Zoom format and was pleasantly surprised by its success. She is still willing to offer sessions in person when the need arises. Anyone is welcome to attend. Affiliation with a church is not a requirement and Elizabeth is respectful to where each individual is in terms of their faith or lack thereof. She is able to create an atmosphere of respect and confidentiality which creates trust that allows for deep sharing.






Bragg Creek Grief Walks

Speciifc questions about the event can be provided to

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Cochrane 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, just by the doors.

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


New for 2023

The 2022 Connecting DOTS - Cochrane & Area Older Adult Resource Booklet has been released this January 2023

What is Connecting D.O.T.S?

Community partners with a common goal to connect the residents of Cochrane and area with services in support of individuals living with Dementia and other related issues, including hospice and similar resources:

  • Education
  • Resources
  • Services

If you would like a copy of the 2022 Connecting DOTS - Cochrane & Area Older Adult Resource Booklet, you can contact us at for a paper copy or simply select the downloadable PDF version by clicking on the image below. 



Based on the overwhelming request of individuals wanting to make donations, we have set-up E-transfer capability. Email Transfers are accepted when sent to and will be automatically deposited to the account of COCHRANE AND AREA HOSPICE SOCIETY at RBC Royal Bank.

The Cochrane and Area Hospice Society is a CRA Registered Charity. Our Charitable Donation Number is: 753602879 RR0001

We are very appreciate of those in town and surrounding rural communities that recognize the importance of the end-of-life journey.


We Have Changed Our Social Media Presence

The Cochrane and Area Hsopice Society will be discontinuing its presence oin Facebook, and will now have a new presense on LinkedIn. We felt this connects us to an audience that can create connectivity in support of our broader goals to create palliative beds in Cochrane and Bragg Creek.

We are now on LinkedIn.


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.

Also, thank you to the many kind individuals and organizations who have reached out to support our organization, through donations, volunteer support and recognition of our community involvement.


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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