- Social Activities
- Hospice Resources
The Calgary Commandery started the Saint Lazarus Bear Program, in 2008 to distribute teddy bears to hospices and palliative care units. The bears serve as companions that bring a smile to many and have many times become an emotional link between those nearing end-of-life and their children, grandchildren and loved ones. More than 1,000 bears have been distributed in southern Alberta. Other Commanderies in Canada are now creating similar bear programs.