Education & Knowledge Exchange


Join our caring community

The Residence is always looking for people with a heart of gold and a smile that can light up a room! We rely on more than 300 carefully chosen and trained volunteers who provide 29,000+ hours of palliative care per year.

Our incredible volunteers assist with every non-medical aspect of care, from greeting families and delivering meals, to spending time with patients and supporting grieving families.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Debbie Elvidge, Volunteer Program Manager, or 514 693-1718 ext. 264.

Empowering teams to deliver exceptional palliative care is a core part of the Institute’s mission.

We develop customized programs for communities and establishments based on their unique needs.


Academic rotations for students in medicine, nursing and social work, as well as residents in medicine.


This past year, we served as a “clinical rotation” site for 5 nursing internships and hosted over 25 medical students and residents and one Masters in social work student.

Healthcare Professionals

One-day palliative care conferences. These programs are accredited through organizations such as SOFEDUC (Société de formation et d’éducation continue) or the Collège québécois des médecins de famille.



One or two-day Pallium Leap courses. Pallium’s Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) courses provide practical, inter-professional, and evidence-based training and tools in the palliative care approach across multiple health care settings and specialty areas. This group learning program is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 28 Mainpro+ credits. Visit to learn more and register.


Workshop sessions. We design and facilitate various workshops on selected topics relevant to the community and acute care, such as “Having Difficult Conversations.”

Community Members

60 to 90-minute lectures designed to raise awareness and understanding about end-of-life care, while exploring various issues relevant to the community. Lectures are offered in French and English, and cover topics including common misconceptions, practical tips, caregiver support and advance care planning . Our lectures can be customized to the needs of our audience and delivered in various settings.

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