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Welcome to Catholic Health Association of Manitoba

The Catholic Health Association of Manitoba (CHAM) is a voluntary, provincial association dedicated to the healing Ministry of the Catholic Church.

Through its Ministries of education health care ethics, spiritual care, social justice and Catholic ownership, CHAM fulfills its mission.

Recent News

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being
September 16, 2016

Public Lecture  - September 16, 2016 - Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium, St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre - Free admission / No registration required.

Workshop - September 17 and 18, 2016 - St. Benedict's Retreat & Conference Centre - Fee and registration required.

Click here to view poster.

November 5, 2015

CHAM's response to the political parties.


Manitoba Health Spiritual Care Strategic Plan
February 8, 2014

Click here to view the Implementation plan for Manitoba Spiritual Health.

Amanda Lindhout - Freedom in Forgiveness
July 8, 2013

In 2008, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped and held captive for 460 days in Somalia. Her memoir, “A House in the Sky” has been named one of the Best Books of 2013 and is a New York Times best seller.

An award winning humanitarian, social activist, public speaker, and Founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, Amanda will be in Winnipeg this Fall to share her insights and inspire us all to consider the importance of forgiveness to living fully. Two events are planned:

  • a public keynote on September 18; and
  • a forgiveness workshop, September 19, designed for all of us, including health and human service providers accompanying those who have experienced trauma.

For more information about the upcoming events please see the attached document. Learn more about Amanda by visiting her website at

Presentation to the Bill 6 Legislative Committee
June 6, 2012

Click here to view the presentation by Julie Turenne Maynard to the Bill 6 Legislative Committee on June 11th, 2012.



  • Bill 6 ignores and contravenes the basic principles that have been negotiated in long standing agreements with government and the Regional Health Authorities (RHAs).

  • Bill 6 is tantamount to a breach of trust.

  • Bill 6 is an affront to the legitimate and value laden role and significant contribution of the nine (9) faith-based groups that own and operate health and social service organizations in Manitoba.

  • Bill 6 increases the ability of bureaucracies, the RHAs, to unilaterally impose their will on private corporations in matters fundamental to their autonomy;

  • The ability of private corporations to carry out their distinctive missions and mandates, to innovate and experiment, to choose and retain their own leaders, to connect with particular communities of supporters, can all be crucial to their success in providing care that fits the needs and aspirations of clients, residents and patients and their families.

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