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Learning Opportunities/Education Programs

Core Concepts Level 1
This 30-hour program offers a basic introductory course on hospice palliative care for almost anyone. It meets the standards laid out by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario ( HPCO ) in the Visiting Hospice Training Manual, and is a useful starting point for many persons, such as these groups:

  • It is a requirement for all hospice volunteers, prior to participating in visiting hospice programs;
  • Complements the training provided to personal support workers and prepares them specifically to deliver
    services in hospice palliative care at home or in other locations;
  • Relevant for the general public who are providing care for chronically ill or aging persons, such as
    family and friends, community of faith or cultural, other community support providers;
  • Anyone interested in preparing for their own eventual death & understanding the dying process better.

For more info and dates of Core 1 courses, click here!

Our Core Concepts 2 program is an organic curriculum tailored to fit the needs of all members of the interdisciplinary team from the experienced volunteer through to clinicians to advance the skills learned in Core 1. The agenda evolves based on stakeholder interest, trends and need in specific areas.

All programs are reviewed regularly to ensure that information is both current and comprehensive. 
For more information,
email education@palcarenetwork.org.


Resource Library
The PalCare Network of York Region has an extensive library of palliative care books, manuals and medical journals available for loan—free of charge. Our library is located in our offices at the Newmarket Health Centre, 194 Eagle Street, Newmarket. 
The library is accessible to the public Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm (except on holidays).  Please feel free to visit often.

Education programs are funded in part by the Central LHIN.

Education Programs Terms and Conditions