CASC/ACSS COVID-19 Network of Support

 
CASC/ASCC has established a network of support and information in an effort to aid the communities we serve.

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CASC/ACSS Certified Members Outreach

As we collectively navigate through COVID-19, CASC/ASCC has established an outreach program to facilitate the opportunity for support from our Certified Members. Our goal is to help inquiring organizations across the country source Spiritual Care Practitioners and Psycho-Spiritual Therapists who are available to assist in response to the increased need for positive impact on overall health and well-being.Following is a list of CASC/ACSS Certified professionals who are available for virtual consultations and, in some instances, on-site visits. Arrangements regarding service requests/provisions are the responsibility of the individual/parties engaged; CASC/ACSS is only assisting with facilitating the connections.

For more information on how to make resources available to your organization, please contact CASC/ACSS Director of Marketing and Innovation for assistance.

 

Name

Email

CASC/ACSS Certification

Availability

Location

Jennifer Adams; Email Jennifer Adams Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Surrey, BC
Tony Bidgood Email Tony Bidgood Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
St. John’s, NL
Iain Buchanan Email Iain Buchanan Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual Peterborough, ON
Martine Caillier Email Martine Caillier Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner On-site / in person Montreal, QC
Jane Christensen Email Jane Christensen Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Edmonton, AB
Nancy Cowtun Email Nancy Cowtun Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Airdrie, AB
Anita Csapo Email Anita Csapo Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual Toronto, ON
Kamelia Deleva-Dimitrova Email Kamelia Deleva-Dimitrova Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Montreal, QC
Patricia (Pam) Driedger Email Patricia (Pam) Driedger Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Saint John, NB
Judith Froese Doell Email Judith Froese Doell Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Brandon, MB
Deborah Grose-Checkel Email Deborah Grose-Checkel Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual;
On-site / in person
Red Deer, AB
Tracey Hand-Breckenridge Email Tracey Hand-Breckenridge Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual Orangeville, ON
Seung Hee Kang Email Seung Hee Kang Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Vancouver, BC
Donald Clinton Hill Email Donald Clinton Hill Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual;
On-site / in person
Milton, ON
Diane Holmlund Email Diane Holmlund Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Toronto, ON
Stephen Hudecki Email Stephen Hudecki Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner; Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual Hamilton, ON
Orev Reena Katz Email Orev Reena Katz Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Toronto, ON
Ashakali Kermalli Email Ashakali Kermalli Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Markham/Richmondhill/GTA, ON
Heather Koots Email Heather Koots Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Edmonton and Stony Plain, AB
Simon Lasair Email Simon Lasair Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Saskatoon, SK
Erin LeBrun Email Erin LeBrun Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Saint-Lazare, QC
Kristine Lund Email Kristine Lund Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual Waterloo, ON
Nancy MacMillan Email Nancy MacMillan Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner;
Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist
Virtual Kingston, ON
Marion Magnusson Email Marion Magnusson Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Selkirk, MB
Ciaran Mc Kenna Email Ciaran Mc Kenna Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
London, ON
Ann Muhia Email Ann Muhia Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Quinte West, Hastings, PEC, Belleville, Brighton, ON
Jane Pekar Email Jane Pekar Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual Brampton, ON
Michael Politano-Bowles Email Michael Politano-Bowles Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Courtenay, BC
Loreen Rawlyk Luby Email Loreen Rawlyk Luby Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Saskatoon, SK
Anne Simmonds Email Anne Simmonds Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual;
On-site / in person
Toronto, ON
Alida van Dijk Email Alida van Dijk Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner; Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual;
On-site / in person
London, ON
Rebecca Woolf Email Rebecca Woolf Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist Virtual Burlington, ON
Janet Young Email Janet Young Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner Virtual Kitchener, ON
         
         
         
         
         
Resources for COVID-19

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) has a COVID-19 Resource page. The writings on “Spiritual Care in the Midst of a Pandemic” and Sarah Knoll Sweeney’s “Reflective Practice” are particularly helpful. 
 
The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) has a resource page on COVID-19 as well as a Facebook page. Among the many good links was an article from Israel focused on Chaplains and COVID-19. Also, a link to a new German website Covid-spiritualcare.com has a new  article, “The Corona Pandemic as a challenge to Spiritual Care.” 
 
The National Association for Catholic Chaplains (NACC) has a COVID-19 Resource page and offers Zoom meetings on Listening and Resource sharing for COVID-19 in general and in Long-Term Care contexts.  
 
Chaplaincy Innovation Labs (CIL) has a resource page on COVID-19 and a Facebook page for chaplains.


COVID-19 Education for Spiritual Care Professionals

CIL is offering a series of educational events to help Spiritual Care professionals respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recordings are to be available on the CIL website shortly after the broadcast date. Following are outlines for three webinars. 

  • Transforming Chaplaincy is co-sponsoring a webinar on healthcare ethics: “Pandemic ethics: what healthcare chaplains need to know to support patients, families, and the medical team.” Monday, March 30 at 3pm Eastern. 
  • The third weekly town hall-style webinar, “Caring for the Caregiver.” Tuesday, March 31 at 12pm Eastern. 
  • Thursday, April 2 at 1:30pm Eastern for “Distance Funerals, Complicated Grief: Gathering to grieve during COVID19.” Register (free) here