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Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops

Become a confident caregiver!

NorQuest College offers a wide range of workshops taught by experienced healthcare professionals to help caregivers gain the confidence and knowledge they need to care for a loved one at home and/or needing end-of-life care.

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What is Completion certificate

Ministry-approved teaching and learning activities that provide practical training for rapid entry into frontline jobs but do not culminate in a parchment/credential.

What to expect from the program

You’re not alone 

Being a family caregiver can feel like a lonely journey. You’re constantly making sacrifices to care for your loved one. And while most of your social circle doesn’t understand the responsibilities and commitments that come with providing home or end-of-life care, our workshop participants and facilitators understand your challenges.  

By providing support and resources, our workshops are created to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and their loved ones who require care.  

Thanks again for the opportunity for people to be able to access these workshops; it really lifts the fog. I can see this type of information lowering the stress level for care-givers and care-patients … the knowledge that I gained in 2 hours was huge. 

- Sherry Bower-Gagne 

Convenient & accessible

With many caregivers already lacking time, we’ve made our workshops convenient and accessible, so no matter your location, schedule, or financial status, you can attend and learn the skills necessary to provide confident care.

  • Online or in-person workshops
  • Can be completed at your own pace
  • 100% free with workshops only 2 hours long

Workshop topics 

Our family caregiver workshops cover a range of different topics, including: 

  • Assisting with mobility-safe practices 
  • Navigating the healthcare system 
  • Assisting with personal and intimate care 
  • Pain monitoring and management for the caregiver 
  • Palliative and end-of-life care 
  • Effective communication: Guidance for the caregiver 
  • Supporting a person with dementia 
  • Infection control and prevention 
  • Mealtime & medication assistance 

The Mealtime & Medication Assistance class which focused on safe feeding practices and administration of medications was invaluable. The simulator showed how critical proper feeding can be for people with swallowing issues … I highly encourage anyone in a caregiver role to take this informative workshop.

- Michele Lloyd 

More benefits of attending a workshop 

Along with the specialized skills you’ll learn, we’ll also suggest complimentary technologies that you can use to make your daily activities easier and less stressful. You’ll also learn how to perform health observations and watch out for any negative changes. This skill will help you feel empowered to communicate more effectively with your loved one’s healthcare provider and aid in earlier detection of declining health. 

 A community who understands you 

Our initiative doesn’t stop with knowledge and skills transfer. We also provide a safe, supportive community for you to connect with other caregivers. Through our community learning centers, you can stay connected to workshop participants and facilitators while receiving ongoing support.  

All our facilitators undergo comprehensive diversity and inclusion training in order to create a safe, welcoming environment for all participants.  

Partners and supporters

The Family Caregiver Wellness Initiative is a member of Sandwiched 911.


The Family Caregiver Wellness Initiative is a a partner influencer member of Wellness Works Canada.

Wellness Works

Funded in part by:

Government of Alberta


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Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops

Pain Monitoring and Management

May 21, 2024

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In this workshop, you’ll learn how to observe your loved one’s pain level and provide supportive measures in the home environment.
Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops

Assisting with Personal and Intimate Care

May 28, 2024

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Learn how to provide personal care—such as bathing and dressing—while still maintaining the dignity of your loved one.  
Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops

Navigating the healthcare system

May 29, 2024

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Attend a free workshop to caregivers in rural and indigenous communities to learn about the structure of the Alberta Health Care system and communication techniques for meeting the needs of care recipients and carers
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