Through this new initiative, participants (guests and former guests of Sorrentino’s Compassion House) will have access to mental health support that offers - one to one support, groups and workshops. The purpose of the program is to support women through the distress of the cancer journey by identifying needs, strengthening knowledge of coping skills, connecting them to resources in their home communities as well as active programming.
The Compassion House Foundation Board of Directors is accepting applications for new members to join the board in June 2018.
The Board is responsible for long-term strategic planning and direction and defines the vision, mission, values, operating principles, and parameters within which the Executive Director manages operations.
Major Duties of the Board
1. Oversee the development and approval of the strategic plan
2. Approves annual budget
3. Safeguards Compassion House Foundation’s vision, mission and values
Every Sunday I step into Sorrentino’s Compassion House I am greeted by something that fills my heart with joy. Many afternoons it is the friendly housekeeping staff with the sweetest smile, some afternoons it is the ladies mingling over tea, and today it is the tranquility of a peaceful home.
Each year former guests are invited to attend Compassion House Foundation’s former guest retreat. The retreat serves as a reunion and a safe space for learning new ideas and tools to improve life after cancer.
With the generous support of Syncrude, we are able to offer a second retreat weekend this year. On the weekend of September 9 - 11, 2016 attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an arts focused retreat.
Fashion with Compassion 2016 – Public Relations/Media Support
The Opportunity Compassion House Foundation invites creative, resourceful, organized and connected companies to submit a proposal for the public relations and media aspects for Fashion with Compassion 2016.
About Compassion House Foundation & Fashion with Compassion
We’ve teamed up with 29 Second Cup locations in Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and Grande Prarie to raise funds to support the operation of Sorrentino's Compassion House. Cup of Compassion made its debut in 2004 and the funds raised support the operation of Sorrentino's Compassion House, ensuring women who must travel to Edmonton for cancer treatment have a safe and affordable place to stay.
Each year Devon Energy offers grants to nonprofit organizations across Alberta to help build organizational capacity. We were grateful to receive a grant to support volunteer development.
Our vision was to host professionally facilitated volunteer development sessions as a way to build interpersonal skills in their roles but also in other parts of their lives. With the grant we hired Pat Casey Jurgens of Casey’s Wellness to offer a two-part session introducing volunteers to the Enneagram personality assessment and relating it to helping roles.
In February we will celebrate one year of our house volunteer program!
We are fortunate to have a dozen outstanding house volunteers who have contributed over a thousand hours collectively in the past year. Additionally, more than one hundred volunteers donated time to ensure our fundraising events were successful and a handful of corporate teams provided guest meals and house support.