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About PalliLearn

PalliLearn is a series of short courses that equip people to be compassionate community members. The courses incorporate key research findings, practical ways to put these into action, links to local supports and ideas for continued learning.

PalliLearn was developed in Australia and adapted for Alberta audiences. Thank you to Palliative Care South Australia for permission to bring PalliLearn to Alberta and to the PalliLearn Working Group who provided advice on course adaptations.

What it covers

PalliLearn includes the following four courses:

  1. Your Role in a Compassionate Community | Compassionate Communities are networks of support around people experiencing serious illness, death and grief. Gain information and ideas about how to nurture Compassionate Communities near you.
  2. What is Palliative Care? | Palliative care is more than you think. Learn what palliative care is and why it’s important in clear language that you can share with the people around you.
  3. How to Have Conversations about Dying and Grief | Conversations about dying and grief are important but can be hard. This course provides practical tips on how to have caring and compassionate conversations on these topics with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.
  4. What Matters Most? | Knowing what matters most helps us live well now and in the future. Learn how to identify and share what matters to you in your life and in your care as well as how to find out and support what matters to the people close to you.

Take a course

Stay tuned for updates on new PalliLearn course offerings.

Host or facilitate courses

PalliLearn courses are delivered by trained facilitators. Contact us if you’re interested in training as a PalliLearn facilitator or if your organization or community group is interested in hosting sessions.

PalliLearn facilitators can access program materials on our password-protected facilitator resource page. Please contact us if you have not received a password for this page.

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Seeking support?

My name is Steve and I'm helping take care of my mother-in-law who suffers from dementia. I live in Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta, an isolated community without many local resources for caregivers, and it's a struggle to stay resilient. Where can I find relevant online resources?

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