The Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Long- Term Care have 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 will deliver Communication at End-of-Life: Train-the-Trainer Workshops (Wave 1) throughout the province of Ontario.
The CEoL Training is a collaboration of the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère and Algonquin College with financial support through the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Long- Term Care’s Communication at End-of-Life Education Fund in Long Term Care.
TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOPS (Wave 1)
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.
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 educators to attend the in-class workshop.
LTC Trainer #1 must be an educator (e.g. staff educator, clinical educator, corporate educator) or manager (e.g. director of care, assistant director of care, administrator, or department manager).
LTC Trainer #2 may be in the position of educator, departmental manager, social worker, chaplain or spiritual care worker, personal support worker, registered nurse, or registered practical nurse.
Note: The application for the French Workshop will open on December 2, 2019.
Step 1: Read the CEoL Fund Information Package
Step 2: Review the application questions to ensure you have the information you need to complete the application
Step 3: Have your LTC home’s administrator apply by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Step 4: You will be informed of your acceptance or wait-listed status on December 13, 2019.
Step 5: Confirm your acceptance by December 20, 2019.
Step 6: Attend the train-the-trainer workshops in January to March 2020.
Table 1. CEoL: Train-the-Trainer Workshop Schedule**
|Ottawa A (English)||January 15, 2020 & January 16, 2020|
|Kitchener-Waterloo||January 22, 2020 & January 23, 2020|
|GTA East (Oshawa)||January 30, 2020 & January 31, 2020|
|GTA West A (Mississauga)||February 5, 2020 & February 6, 2020|
|GTA West B (Mississauga)||February 12, 2020 & February 13, 2020|
|Downtown Toronto A||February 17, 2020 & February 18, 2020|
|Downtown Toronto B||February 20, 2020 & February 21, 2020|
|February 27, 2020 & February 28, 2020*|
|London||March 5, 2020 & March 6, 2020
*There is a separate application for the French workshop.
**Additional workshops may arise subject to geographic demand.
You will be asked in the application to indicate which workshop your home’s educators are applying to attend.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact us at CEOLFUND@bruyere.org or 613-562-6262, Ext 1985.