Christian Pastoral
Caregivers Association

About CPCA

The Christian Pastoral Caregivers Association, operating out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, encompasses pastoral care service, advocacy, and education. Reaching out from a base of spiritual wholeness, we strive to be a source of compassion, comfort and hope to those we visit.



Please note we are not currently offering in-person courses due to COVID-19, but we are exploring virtual options. Visit our Recommended Resources for other educational opportunities that may be available.

May I Sit with You Awhile?

Practicing the Basic Arts of Pastoral Care

This course is designed to prepare visitors for the Ministry of Pastoral Care in the Church. It offers pastoral care visitors the opportunity to learn and practice the basics of pastoral visiting and focuses on the needs of the people receiving care. Six workshops feature a combination of information and hands-on practice: Defining Pastoral Care; Pastoral Care Visiting; Developing Listening Skills; Grief & Loss, Ethics; Professionalism & Administration; Spiritual Practices in Pastoral Care.


Love at Last Breath:

Companioning at End of Life

This course approaches the issue of visiting with residents/patients and family in a caring, compassionate manner that goes beyond simple passing of time. The ministry of presence is a vital part of companioning. However, understanding the dynamics of how to companion in an effective way and understanding the needs of the dying person and their families are key to effective companioning.

This is an interactive seminar with opportunities to practice what you are learning.


Educational Opportunities

Visit our Recommended Resources for more information on pastoral care educational opportunities that may be available.

Join us for our next meeting!

August 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. MDT via Zoom

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