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 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

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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.

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


Alberta Hospice and Palliative Care Association

RoadShow Winter Webinars

This season, the education continues from the comfort of your home.

Save the Dates!

Wednesday January 18, 2023, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday February 15, 2023, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

March 2023, Date TBD

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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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