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Lorena Smalley


Although in-person programming has been postponed due to the pandemic, Caregivers Alberta continues to offer support through their Caregiver Advisor, online programming, and online Caregiver Support Community groups.
The Caregiver Advisor provides one-on-one support. You can connect by:
Phone: 780-453-5088 | 1-877-453-5088 (toll-free)


Online workshops

Caregivers Alberta hosts online workshops through the free platform Zoom. You will have the option to join us online or by phone. First time using Zoom? Click here for further instructions.


COMPASS for the Caregiver | 4 Week Workshop: May 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Caregiving can be a stressful, isolating, and overwhelming experience. And with the COVID-19 pandemic many caregivers are experiencing added levels of stress and anxiety.

Our award-winning COMPASS for the Caregiver program helps caregivers balance their own well-being with the challenges of caregiving and is facilitated by someone who understands those challenges.

This COMPASS for the Caregiver workshop is being held online on Zoom over the span of 4 consecutive weeks (May 6, 13, 20, 27). Before registering please ensure that you can virtually attend all 4 sessions.

Modules Include: Caregiver Characteristics, Managing Stress, Balancing Relationships, and Navigating the System.


4 Tools for Navigating Wellness | 4 Week Workshop: May 7, 14, 21, 28 | 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Each week guest facilitator Vireo Karvonen will reveal one of the tools you can use to help navigate your life during these uncertain times, especially as a caregiver. Come ready to take notes, move, play, laugh and more as she will bring all of her expertise to share with you. Topics will include:

  • Laughter Yoga
  • Belief Re-patterning®
  • Mindfulness
  • Breathing
  • Easy movement practices

This workshop is being held online through Zoom over the span of 4 consecutive weeks. Before registering please ensure that you can virtually attend all 4 sessions (May 7, 14, 21, 28).


Music, Sound and Your Wellness: An Introduction | May 19 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Join us on May 19th as we welcome music therapist Tiffany Sparrow for a workshop on music and wellbeing!

What exactly is music therapy? Tiffany will briefly describe the music therapy profession and explain four of the main reasons why music can be such a useful wellness tool, including some of the research about its benefits.

She will then offer you six key tips and ideas to help you deepen your ability to use music and sound with awareness and intention for your own wellbeing.


Watch Past Workshops!

Watch past online workshops on the Caregiver Alberta YouTube channel at any time.

Online Peer Support

New online Caregiver Support Community groups happen each Monday and Thursday.
Join the Caregiver Community Facebook group to connect with caregivers from all across the province.
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