Who we are
The Catholic Health Association of Manitoba (CHAM) is a voluntary, provincial association dedicated to the healing ministry of the church. Affiliated with the Bishops of Manitoba and the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay, Northwest Territories, CHAM serves as a link between Catholic Health care facilities, agencies, parishes and individuals. CHAM serves as a provincial resource for its members and all those interested in its mission.
CHAM leads by example, and our presence, shared values and initiatives influence the way health and human services are delivered in Manitoba.
Inspired by the Gospel and grounded in shared beliefs and values, CHAM is a forum for Manitoban Catholic health and social service organizations to exchange ideas, and develop shared strategic initiatives that support our collective ability to strengthen the healing ministry of Jesus.
Respect: Uphold the uniqueness and dignity of all persons.
Justice: Advocate for a system attuned to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged, thus fostering a sense of community among all people.
Integrity: Integrity encompasses a passion for honesty, trust, compassion and moral excellence in our code of conduct.
Spirituality: Recognize, affirm and promote the spiritual dimension integral to the health and healing of each person, and within our member organizations.
Collaboration: Foster creative relationships to fulfill our mission
Members of the Catholic Health Association of Manitoba (CHAM) consist of Manitoba's Catholic sponsor organizations consisting of:
- Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba
- Misericordia Hospital Corporation
- Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate
- Archdiocesan representation from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Boniface, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg, the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas, and the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay, Northwest Territories
- Facilities associated with one of the above Sponsor organizations.
For interested individuals or non-profit organizations who wish to be a member of a faith-based healthcare association, please fill in this application form from the Interfaith Healthcare Association of Manitoba. CHAM's Executive Director is also responsible for the management of IHCAM and coordinates many formation, education and special events that are applicable to those of the Catholic faith.
Click on the following link to download the application form: http://ihcam.ca/media/IHCAM-Membership-Application--Fees-structure_2019.pdf
Julie Turenne-Maynard, Executive Director
Catholic Health Association of Manitoba
Room N5067, SBGH Education Building
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6
Tel. (204) 235-3136
NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic the Executive Director is working from her personal residence.
Catholic health care
a ministry | a mission | a movement
In Canada, Catholic health care has cared for people in small towns and urban centres for 400 years. Catholic women of faith laid the foundation for today’s health system. They were driven by audacious bravery, steadfast belief in the sacredness of each person, and unshakeable willingness to offer love and hope. In Manitoba, the Grey Nuns of Montreal arrived in 1844 and were the founders of this province's healthc are system.
Catholic health care starts with a spiritual purpose: a deep-rooted calling to serve everyone and to come to each other with vulnerability.
Today, Catholic health care is flourishing. We continue the legacy of the Sisters, working closely with funders and partners to be responsive to the changing and growing needs of individuals and families across the country. We are leaders and advocates, making the health system stronger.
We may be 400 years old, but we’ve only just begun.
Our programs and services span the continuum of care from cradling newborns to being present for those who are dying—and everything in between. Millions of Canadians seek care and services in our facilities each year. We respond with compassion and innovation, keeping patients, residents, clients, and their families at the centre of care.