Learning Initiatives

 Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE)

Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program

CAPCE cube The Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program is designed to align with the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice (CHPCA 2002). CAPCE was developed in 2002 by the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program (PPSMCP) of Southwestern Ontario.

Consistent with the PPSMCP´s reputation of providing the highest quality hospice palliative care education opportunities, in 2013 and 2017 CAPCE was redesigned to be reflective of best practice, evidence-based hospice palliative care and knowledge translation strategies in order to effectively meet the needs of the learners. This six-month process was facilitated by experts in education design and knowledge translation, and informed by learner feedback, and local, regional and provincial clinical experts in hospice palliative care.

Note: The Core Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care program is a prerequisite for the CAPCE program.

CAPCE Programs

The CAPCE program is currently being offered in various geographies of Southwestern Ontario.

Spring 2018 Registration: NOW OPEN!

For Spring 2018 programs, registration is now open:


The registration period opened on October 15, 2017 and will close on November 30, 2017 for all locations
except Lambton/Kent which will closed on November 15, 2017.

CAPCE Program



Cost & Online Payment

The cost of the program is $400.00.

Once accepted, participants will be notified regarding paying online.


Notification of Acceptance

Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by:

CAPCE Schedule  3-Session Programs

Location City Spring | Fall Dates Time Registration
Erie St. Clair (LHIN 1)
Lambton & Kent Counties Wallaceburg Spring 2018 March 7
April 17
May 16
Windsor & Essex County Windsor Spring 2018 January 18
February 22
April 19
South West (LHIN 2)
Grey & Bruce Counties Chesley Spring 2018 January 30
March 6
May 1
Huron & Perth Counties Exeter Spring 2018 March 1
April 19
May 31
London & Middlesex County London Spring 2018 January 11
February 15
April 12
Oxford & Elgin Counties Tillsonburg Spring 2018 January 25
March 8
May 3


Betty Tucker, Program Assistant