The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to contribute financially for Albatros training updates, and, in this way, to quality end-of-life accompaniment.


General training program

The Fédération du Mouvement Albatros du Québec has developed a 36-hour general training program and, on September 6, 2014, has launched an updated and reorganized version.

This program is intended for future volunteers as well as for natural caregivers and people wishing to better make peace with death in general. Cost differs from one member organization to another.

Once completed, a training certificate is issued and people are welcome to become members, if so desired.

The new member can become involved with accompaniment or, if they do not feel ready, they can get involved in different committees or other activities of the organization.

Trainers are for the most part Albatros members.

Ongoing training

Member organizations offer regular ongoing training. Ongoing training is for all intents and purposes essential so as to keep one’s knowledge up to date and to nourish one’s thinking with regards to the role of palliative care companion.

Training for palliative care

A specific 18-hour training program is devised for volunteers and professionals in hospital palliative care units and palliative care hospices.

Training for residential accompaniment of children and their families

Some of our member organizations offer an 18-hour plus training program that enables one to offer in-home respite for children enrolled in palliative care programs and their families, in collaboration with Phare Enfants Familles.

Does any one of the Albatros training programs appeal to you? Visit the “Our cells and local organizations” page to obtain the contact information for Albatros throughout the province of Quebec.

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