Communication at End-of-Life Education Fund for Long-Term Care

Posted On: August 14, 2018

The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (Ontario CLRI) present…


* Please note that applications for this funding are now closed

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long- Term Care has commissioned the Ontario CLRI to coordinate continuing education for personal support workers’ (PSWs) on the topic of improved end-of-life care. The CEoL Fund delivers Communication at End-of-Life: Train-the-Trainer Workshops (Wave 1) and Communication at End-of-Life: PSW Education (Wave 2), in partnership with Algonquin College.


Wave 1 consists of a series of two-day workshops to provide Ontario’s Long-Term Care (LTC) Trainers with educational resources for teaching palliative and end-of-life communication skills to PSWs in LTC. One hundred and four LTC homes will be selected to participate in Wave 1. Each participating LTC home will be required to send two LTC Trainers to a CEoL: Train-the-Trainer Workshop. LTC homes will be eligible to receive wage support and travel assistance for their LTC Trainers to attend the in-class workshop.

Table 1. CEoL: Train-the-Trainer Workshop Schedule

London October 4, 2018 & October 5, 2018
Hamilton October 11, 2018 & October 12, 2018
Barrie  October 18, 2018 & October 19, 2018
Mississauga October 18, 2018 & October 19, 2018
Ottawa1 October 22, 2018 & October 23, 2018
Peterborough October 25, 2018 & October 26, 2018
Timmins November 1, 2018 & November 2, 2018
Thunder Bay November 8, 2018 & November 9, 2018

1The Ottawa workshop will be offered in French.  All other workshops will be offered in English


35 LTC homes will be selected to participate in Wave 2. These 35 LTC homes must complete Wave 1 in order to receive support for Wave 2. Participating LTC homes will receive four hours of structured coaching to support their LTC Trainers as they deliver CEoL education to their PSWs. LTC homes will be eligible to receive wage support for their LTC Trainers and a select number of PSWs who participate in Wave 2.


  • Only Ontario LTC homes are eligible to apply for the CEoL Fund.
  • Each Ontario LTC home may complete one CEoL Fund Application Form. The application form must be completed by the LTC home’s Administrator. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2018 (11:59 PM ET)

For detailed information on the CEoL Fund, please read the following documents:


To apply for the CEoL Fund in English, please have your LTC home’s Administrator complete the English CEoL Fund Application Form. If you are interested in applying for the French CEoL: Train-the-Trainer Workshop, please complete the French CEoL Fund Application Form.

If you have any questions after reviewing the above documents, please contact us at or 613-562-6262, Ext 1985.

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schelgel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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