Professional Development

Modeled off of our Compassionate Care Course, Palliative Manitoba offers a selection of adaptations tailored to the needs of specific professionals in this field, providing the tools and understanding needed to support their patients and clients as they approach the end of life and the recently bereaved.


Health Care Aides

In collaboration with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Palliative Manitoba provides training twice a year to health care aides.  Modeled after our Compassionate Care Course for Volunteers, this eight-week course teaches those who provide direct patient care the essentials of palliative care, emphasizing how to assist clients and their families when death is near or has recently occurred.

Recruitment for this course is coordinated by the WRHA Palliative Care Program.


For WRHA Home Care Resource Coordinators and Scheduling Clerks

In addition to training WRHA Community Health Care Aides, we also provide a condensed Compassionate Care Course for their Resource Coordinators and Scheduling Clerks to encourage high levels of communication between all parties with regard to end of life scenarios. This course is offered once a year.

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For Direct Support Workers assisting people with disabilities

In partnership with Cropo Funeral Chapel, Palliative Manitoba provides training twice a year fordirect support workers.  This condensed four-week training is available to workers and their managers who are assisting individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.  This course is designed to educate direct support workers, in the assisted living setting, about the essentials of palliative care, emphasizing care for those approaching end of life or who are bereaved.

Recruitment for this course is coordinated by Palliative Manitoba and community agencies.

Due to current pandemic restrictions this course is being delivered online.


The Compassionate Care Course can be modified to meet the needs and wants of different organizations and/or community groups.  For more information or to arrange a customized course, please contact 204-889-8525.