Compassion fatigue: how far can you go without burning out?

2018-11-21 - 13:00 / 14:30

Office of the ALS Society of Quebec

Elizabeth at 514 725-2653, ext. 103

Being a caregiver entails its share of suffering, a wide variety of emotions, feelings of guilt and powerlessness, anger and sadness.  Caregivers have a tendency of neglecting themselves by prioritizing the person they are caring for and pushing their boundaries before asking others for help.

Goals of this workshop will focus upon awareness and prevention. Raising awareness amongst caregivers by providing information, time to reflect and ultimately prevent burnout by providing caregivers with tools to better care of themselves and find ways to re-energize.

Guest Speaker : Madeleine Fortier is a counselor, life coach and trainer for Accent – Carriere*

*Please note that this conference will be presented in French. 

Date and time: November 21st from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Office of the ALS Society of Quebec, 5415 Paré, office  200, Mount-Royal  H4P 1P7
Registration:Elizabeth at 514 725-2653, ext. 103 or [email protected]


About Madeleine Fortier

Advisor, support worker and trainer, Madeleine Fortier experienced compassion fatigue both in her professional and personal life as a caregiver. As she was able to understand and put her own journey into words, she has been sharing tools and strategies that she developed and used in order to raise awareness and prevent compassion fatigue so that one can keep helping without burning out. Ms Fortier facilitates workshops and conferences for psychosocial counsellors, advisors, caregivers and volunteers. Ms Fortier also wrote a book on compassion fatigue, which includes 19 precious testimonials, tools and thoughts. The book was published in the spring of 2018.