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 CHAM fulfills its mission of compassionate concern and respect for all persons.
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 and newsletters, formation offerings, advocacy support, and special events.
COVID-19 Support for Managers, staff and their families
The coronavirus pandemic is taking it's toll on many management teams, staff, residents, patients and families. CHAM, in partnership with Réseau Compassion Network, Aulneau Renewal Centre, Sara Riel Inc., St.Amant and the Interfaith Healthcare Association of Manitoba, have put together a series of workshops, tools and resources to help and support those who are feeling compassion fatigue, anxiety, burnout, fear, and stressed. Please refer to the Ministry of Care section of this website for a full list of offerings.
Resources for you during this pandemic
Over the past several months, we have faced unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been forced to change many aspects of our personal and professional lives and know that this constant change can be exhausting and difficult on our mental health.
We are pleased to share a compilation of mental health resources here.
If there are other tools or resources that would be beneficial to you and your team at this time, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can further assist you.
Join the Journey - Body, Mind & Spirit
Spiritual Care Training Series
CHAM is offering a new program to expand the ability of CHAM member facilities and parishes to help people understand the aging journey and the role of spirituality in an older person's life. Participants will develop a holistic understanding of an older person and be able to offer quality spiritual care.
Participants would then have the tools to support people who may be frail, alone and lonely either in their homes, long-term care home, supportive housing complex or even hospital.
The training in this program is excellent for staff who work in a care home or hospital, for individuals caring for loved ones in their home or for people who visit with seniors in their homes or care homes.
The training program consists of the following eight segments:
- Understanding the ageing process
- Spirituality in ageing
- Good Communication
- The Power of Storytelling
- A New Home and a New Way of Life
- Grief, Loss, Death and Dying
- Roles, Boundaries and Self-Care
The program is currently in session at the moment. Another offering of the program will be offered later in 2021. If you are interested, please contact Julie Turenne-Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the poster click HERE.
“This course was like...God handed it to me on a silver platter, so that I can listen, love and serve people much more deeply, wisely. Look at the timing! In our need, God provided. As before, indebted to you for offering the course.”
An online prayer marathon will take place next Monday on different time zones, starting in Asia and Oceania. Pope Francis is expected to release a message for the occasion. The prayer will be available on YouTube.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – “An economy without human trafficking” is the theme of the 7th International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, which includes an online prayer marathon next Monday, 8 February.
The event will mobilise all those who want a world unshackled by a model that views the economy as more important than people, which is one of the real causes of trafficking.
The worldwide prayer will take place across various time zones, starting in Oceania and Asia at 10.10 am (Rome time, 9.10 am GMT). It will first touch Australia, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh , India, and Pakistan. Gradually, the rest of the world will follow. The highlight will come at 1.30 pm with a message from Pope Francis.
For the organising committee, the prayer marathon is an invitation to multiply and promote new economic experiences that oppose all forms of exploitation. It falls on an important date, the liturgical memory of Saint Bakhita, the slave who became a saint and a universal symbol of the Church's commitment to fight slavery.
The event was organised by the International Committee for the International Day, coordinated by Talitha Kum, together with the network of consecrated life against human trafficking of the International Union Superiors General (UISG), the Migrants and Refugees section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Caritas Internationalis, the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations, the Focolare Movement, and many other local organisations.
The prayer marathon will be streamed live on the International Day’s YouTube channel with translations in five languages. It will also be possible to support the event on social media via the official hashtag #PrayAgainstTrafficking Roma, 5 February 2021.
The Archdiocese of St. Boniface will be hosting its annual February 2 celebration of Consecrated Life virtually. The planning committee has collaborated with an initiative of the CRC (Canadian Religious Conference), and will be utilizing a recording produced by Sabrina Di Matteo of the national CRC office, as part of the Zoom. For more information,
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You are invited to a Zoom meeting to celebrate:
Journée mondiale de la Vie Consacrée – Le 2 février 2021/ World Day for Consecrated Life – February 2, 2021
When: Feb 2, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM Winnipeg
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.