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Online education designed specifically for PSWs/HCAs/CCA

Online education designed specifically for PSWs/HCAs/CCA, produced in partnership with Life and Death Matters, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

Courses are written with you in mind, to support you to provide palliative care and integrate a palliative approach in practice.

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Improve your skills and caregiving abilities

Flexible Learning Options with PACE for PSWs

  • Ten interactive online courses that are 1.5 to 2 hours each.
  • Build your skills and abilities with creative learning activities, knowledge checks and reflective exercises.
  • Complete each course at your own PACE!
  • BONUS! You’re invited to monthly hosted webinars, exploring current palliative care topics and issues PSWs face in their work. Listen, join the discussion and connect with PSWs in your community and across the country.

PACE for PSWs Program Details

Participants will become more comfortable and confident when providing palliative care for people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

  • Build best practices for providing palliative care.
  • Develop skills to integrate a palliative approach.
  • Learn the latest concepts in providing care.
  • Care for yourself as a vital team member.
  • Earn a National Palliative Care Education Certificate.


The PACE for PSWs program was developed through a partnership between The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and Life and Death Matters. Program made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada and the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem (The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada). Special thanks to St Elizabeth Health Care for their content, advice and expertise on cultural safety and indigenous awareness.

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