Register for PACE for Personal Support Workers Program


PACE for PSWs  is an exciting, new, flexible 10-course online program designed to provide much-requested support and education for Personal Support Workers – the hearts and hands of the health care team. Participants will become more comfortable and confident when providing palliative care for people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families.  

Enroll in PACE for PSWs to: 

  • Build best practices for providing palliative care. 
  • Develop skills to integrate a palliative approach.
  • Learn the latest concepts in providing care. 
  • Care for yourself as a vital team member. 
  • Earn your National Certificate in Palliative Care. 


PACE for PSWs is a national program created by CHPCA, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and Life and Death Matters, designed to meet the educational needs and interests of personal support workers.

*For PSWs (personal support workers), HCAs (health care assistants), CCAs (continuing care assistants) and all others with different job titles providing the same care. 

Program development is made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada and the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem. (The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.