Have you recently been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness?

We can help you find the support and resources you need for yourself and your loved ones.

Compassionate Communities

Community residents recognize that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely for health and social services but is everyone’s responsibility.

Become a Volunteer

We have many Volunteer opportunities in Hospice, Facilities, and the Community. 

Comfort Care Bags

A gift of comfort for the dying person and their loved ones to enjoy during their time together with the reassurance that the community and care team are there to support them through this difficult time.

NAV-Care

NAV-Care volunteers help improve the quality of life for individuals living with a terminal diagnosis. They provide connections to community services and resources while offering companionship.

Grief & Bereavement

Programs, resources, and supports from time of diagnosis through to aftercare.

Virtual Care

Providing isolated seniors and persons living with a terminal illness with a connection to their loved ones and community.

Our Mission

At Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society, we support seniors, individuals and their families to receive compassionate programs, education, and advocacy to improve the quality of life from diagnosis to dying and grieving.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is specialized client-centred end-of-life care. It aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying. Palliative Care supports people living with life-threatening illnesses. It provides care for patients and their loved ones to meet the following individual’s needs:

  • Medical
  • Psychological
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Practical

 

Where is Care Provided?

Care can be provided at home, in hospitals, in nursing homes, in hospice or in free-standing pieces.

Palliative care considers that dying is an important part of living and that it is essential to manage pain and other symptoms effectively. It’s especially important for not just those facing death, but also their loved ones so that energy is not devoted to fighting physical discomfort but to being able to enjoy the time they have left together.

 

Have you been recently diagnosed with a life-limiting illness?

GPPCS is here to help you along the way. We have collected and developed resources and work closely with other organizations to ensure you are aware of what is available to you, and your loved ones. Below are some common questions people ask with a link to help you get started with answers. Please know that if you have a question that is not on this list, you are encouraged to contact us directly so we can help you find the information you are seeking.

 

Family and Caregiver Resources

When you care for a loved one with an advanced illness, you are doing a remarkable thing but taking on a challenging role. We are here to help you. We will provide you with information, resources, encouragement, and emotional support to give you the information you need to provide care.

Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of the palliative care journey. They can help from the time of diagnosis through to grief and loss. Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society has a variety of volunteer programs to help clients and families.

Grief Resources

Grief is a normal human reaction to loss. Suffering the loss of a loved one can feel unbearable and hopeless. We work with our community to help you through this difficult time.

Sponsors/Funding

Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society is a small grassroots not-for-profit that relies on community sponsors, event fundraisers, grants and individual donations to help support our palliative care community.

Donations help in many ways:

  • Develop and deliver new programs and supports to help you feel connected.
  • Coordination and implementation of volunteer programs both in the community and in facilities
  • Specialized palliative care education for healthcare professionals, caregivers, volunteers and you
  • Awareness of palliative care supports, services and resources available to you
  • Grief and Caregiver Supports for both the healthcare professional, the volunteer and you
  • Equipment and furnishings for Prairie Lakes Hospice to provide comfort and a home-like environment
  • Bursaries for palliative care education and betterment for healthcare professionals, caregivers, volunteers and you.
  • One-time emergency funding for palliative care families in crisis by referral

Are you interested in becoming involved?

AGM Dec 14

AGM Dec 14

December 14, 2023, @ 5pm, Suite #205, 10134-97 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

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You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully but also to live until you die.

-Dr. Cicely Saunders

Thank you to our Sponsors

Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society relies on fundraising events, donations from our community, and grant funding to keep our programs and services operational. We appreciate each and every one of our donors/funders for their generosity and support because, without you, we could not make the impact we do for our community.

 Core Funders

Ongoing Supporters

2023 Supporters

Past Supporters

 

If you would like to know more about becoming a funder or supporter of Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society

please contact us.