Bringing us together


This May—during Caregivers Awareness Month—we thought we’d do something special: bring caregivers, health-care professionals and service providers together for a province-wide, virtual conference.

What is “Caregivers Together 2022?

Building awareness, community and knowledge around caregiving is essential to empower Alberta’s nearly one-million caregivers. Without support, we all know that caregiver well-being is tough to sustain.

By getting together – even just virtually – we can continue to build a community of support for our caregivers, their care recipients, and those that engage with them during their journey.

For the first time ever, join us for a caregiver-centred, province-wide conference focused on education, resources and relationship-building.

Featuring keynote speaker André Picard


André Picard is a health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, and the author of five bestselling books, including “Neglected no More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.”

He was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association, as a “Champion of Mental Health” by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving healthcare.

We’re so excited to welcome him to our conference!

Two streams of workshop programming

On May 12 and 13, we’re offering workshops for everyone: Alberta’s caregivers and the professionals who support them.


Caregiver Workshops

  • Workshop Session 1 - (May 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.)
    Choose one of the following three:
    1. Beyond Parenting: Caregiving for Children with Special Needs
    2. Living (Well) with Dementia: Adjusting to a New Reality
    3. Inside Information: Navigating AHS
  • Workshop Session 2 (May 12, 1-2 p.m.)
    Choose one of the following three:
    1. The Juggling Act: Balancing Work and Caregiving
    2. Tools for Finding Seniors Services in the Community
    3. Legal Ease: Managing Your Care Recipient’s Affairs
  • Workshop Session 3 (May 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m.)
    Choose one from the following three:
    1. Give me a Break: Planning Caregiver Respite
    2. Building Better Brains from 0 to 90 Years
    3. Building Financial Resilience as a Caregiver

Professional Workshops

Earn a Certificate of Achievement


Purchase the Caregiver + COMPASS certification ticket to enhance your conference experience by completing the award-winning caregiver workshop series: COMPASS for the Caregiver.


Purchase the Professionals + Caregiver-Centred Care certificate ticket to make the most out of your time away from work by completing the Caregiver-Centred Care program, developed by researchers at the University of Alberta to help professionals better-support caregivers’ needs.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

We’re no longer taking new exhibitors and sponsors

Completed sponsorship and exhibitor forms can be emailed to

Thanks to our conference sponsors!