The strength and vitality of our profession depends on research and research literacy. Research expands our clarity, imagination and passion for professional practice, motivates our collaboration with other care giving disciplines, and brings a power and urgency to our advocacy for spiritual care and psycho-spiritual therapy.

If you have resources you have found useful, please contact for consideration and possible inclusion of the content on our site.

Members’ Publications

Many CASC/ACSS Members are involved in research and publishing their work. Visit the Member’s Publications page to discover what is currently available.

Awards of Excellence in Research

Each year the Canadian Foundation for Spiritual Care/Fondation canadienne de soins spirituels (CFSC/FCSS) seeks to award CASC/ACSS Members for excellence in research. This initiative demonstrates the importance of ongoing research by our Members. Visit the Research Grants page to discover more.

Research Participants Needed

Dear colleague,

We would like to invite you to participate in our study ‘Community-Based Palliative Care for Patients with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).’ We are recruiting healthcare providers who have experience providing palliative care to patients with CP and IDD. Participants will be asked to complete an online survey that will take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

More information about the study can be found in our Letter of Information and Consent Form (Download below).

If you are interested in participating, please click on the link: Survey Link

Kind regards,

Queen’s Department of Family Medicine, IDD Research Group