• On-Line Memorial Service for CASC/ACSS Member Pamela Lucas

    There will be an on-line Memorial for Pamela Lucas on Wednesday, March 3rd at 2:30 pm. EST. All who wish to celebrate her life are welcome to join and find support in our common grief. To read her obituary visit our Book of Remembrance page.  For the link to the memorial service visit our Caring Community page


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  • CASC/ACSS Members and CPE Students in the News

    Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s Spiritual Care Team was the focus of a recent TV story. CTV Barrie recently did a brief segment on spiritual care in the hospital during a pandemic and gave a shout out to the CPE students at RVH. Certified Member Catherine Ruiz-Gomar (pictured here between CPE students Jessica Danyluk (left) and Sajida Gangaton (right) was interviewed about the way in which Spiritual Care staff are helping to connect patients with families during the pandemic. The seven CPE students were also identified as being key members of the team that brought spiritual support to both patients and their family members.

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  • Resources for Coping with Covid

    Barbara Ganzel, keynote speaker at the upcoming 2021 CASC/ACSS National Conference, has shared some of her excellent materials on coping with stress during the Pandemic.  Especially helpful is her Stress First Aid Tool Kit for Long Term Care Staff. We thank Barbara for her generosity in sharing her resources.  To see more of Barbara’s resources go to the Conference Keynote speaker page.

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  • CASC/ACSS Members Create Staff Support Project

    “Healthcare Heroes Have Heart” presented by William Osler Health System’s Spiritual Health Therapy Department. CASC/ACSS members Jonathon Zarb and Augustus Oku, Osler’s Spiritual Health Therapy Coordinators, invited Staff, Volunteers and Physicians to write messages of encouragement to their fellow colleagues on paper hearts.

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  • Registration for 2021 Conference Opening Soon

    Registration for the 2021 National Conference will open soon. Because we have gone virtual it will be much easier to take part in this exciting event beginning April 18 and ending the 20th. Click here to check out the conference Keynotes, workshops, sponsors, and schedule.

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