CHPCA proud to announce partnership with the CASC

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In October 2013, the CASC and the CHPCA
completed How Spiritual Care
Practitioners Provide Care In Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Settings: Recommended
Advanced Practice Guidelines and Commentary
. In 2014, the partners intend
to further this by co-hosting accredited educational webinars for spiritual
care professionals.

“We are thrilled to continue our work with
the CASC through this formal partnership,” said Sharon Baxter, Executive
Director of the CHPCA. “Together we will encourage spiritual care providers to
continue to play an integral role in interdisciplinary end-of-life care.”

Further to the partnership with the CHPCA,
both organizations also serve as members of the Quality End-of-Life Care
Coalition of Canada, and will continue to advocate together to ensure that all
Canadians have access to quality end-of-life care, and that spiritual care
providers are educated and equipped to handle these sensitive issues.

“The CASC spiritual advisors group to the
CHPCA has played an integral role in advancing spiritual care within
end-of-life care in Canada. Through this partnership we ensure that standards
are followed and that spiritual care professionals are included in this
critical dialogue,” added Douglas Kellough, President of the CASC.

The CASC is
a national multi-faith organization committed to the professional education,
certification and support of people involved in spiritual care, pastoral
counselling, education and research. The CASC provides educational programs for
interested persons who are preparing to become professional providers of
Spiritual Care and Pastoral Counselling in a variety of institutional and
community settings such as health care, corrections, education and private

For more information or to speak with a representative of the CASC or CHPCA, please click here.

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