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Compassionate Communities

What is a Compassionate Palliative Care Community?

The framework of a Compassionate Community recognizes that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not a task for only health and social services but everyone’s responsibility.

This public health initiative is
designed to:

• Be inclusive of all ages, from children to seniors, providing a life-span approach to palliative care.
• Demystify death in hopes that we all become more comfortable with talking and planning for death.
• Provide support and palliative care earlier in the case of a terminal diagnosis.

Implementing the Compassionate
Communities model will encourage:

• Better preparation for caregiving, dying, death and grieving
• A feeling of empowerment and connection to community
• Improved mental health and quality of life.

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You can contact us at by email: [email protected] or phone: 780-897-0066

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

-Dr. Cicely Saunders

About Us

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

  • We are a voice for the community
  • We are an ear to public need
  • We are a hand in action

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