Compassionate Alberta

Helping people plan ahead and support each other when it matters most.

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About This Site

Imagine a community where everybody recognizes that we all have a role to play in supporting each other in times of crisis and loss.

This website is designed to help Albertans have conversations about living and dying well and plan appropriately for the future.

The menu on this page organizes the information you need in four easy to follow sections. Each section includes a guide, featured resources and links to other websites.

Plan Ahead

Prepare for life's unexpected moments by planning ahead for what matters most.

Learn About Palliative Care

Learn more about an important and misunderstood area of health care that that could help you or someone close to you.

Build Community Support

Create a caring community that supports people who are sick, dying, caregiving or grieving.

Talk About Death and Dying

Open and honest discussions about death can help you make the most of life.


Find out about our conferences, webinars and other activities.

In The News

Read more about the topics covered here in local, national and international media.

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Join us in November!

The institute is holding its free online Compassionate Communities Forum on Thursday, November 30. We'd love to see you there!

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