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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.

The reason we have been able to thrive for 74 years is because of the ongoing support we receive from our dedicated members.  Our members span the continuum of social services, long term and continuing care, acute care, and seniors’ services across Manitoba.

Each year, we strive to foster relationships between our members through regular correspondence along with events such as our Annual General Meeting, special events and conferences.

 

Recent News

PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE
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.

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.

 

SUMMARY – ISSUES OF CONCERN TO OUR MEMBERS

  • 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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