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“Pastoral Care is about being there for everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or faith background. It is all about caring and being present to those who need us.”Virginia Battiste0001APCA President Virginia Battiste


Make connections with others involved in pastoral care and lend your support to a collective voice for pastoral and spiritual care in Alberta by becoming a member. Membership is only $30 for individuals and $60 for organizations. You can register and pay online here.

The Alberta Pastoral Care Association’s 2017 Conference & 49th AGM

Featuring: Dr. Arthur Frank

Hamlet in the Hospital:

This above all, to thine own self be true…

  • A novel approach to designing a support group for patients and caregivers
  • A guided exploration of the themes & characters of Shakespeare’s Hamlet encourages participants to share experiences of illness & caregiving to create a community of support


  1. A Narrative Therapy Approach to Bereavement – Dr. Arthur Frank
  2. MAID and the Roles & Responsibilities of Spiritual Health Practitioners – Zinia Pritchard, D. Min., Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner, AHS Provincial Senior Practice Lead, Spiritual Care (Via Skype)


Friday, April 21, 2017

9:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

40 Holmes Street, Red Deer, AB

Cost is $70.00 (individual and organizational members) and $100 (non-members, which includes an APCA membership).

We look forward to having you join us for a dynamic, informative day of presentations and discussion.

To print out and mail in your registration, you may do so by clicking on the Conference Registration Form – 2017.

Click here to register online.