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.

Fall 2017 Registration: NOW CLOSED

For Fall 2017 programs, registration is now closed:


The registration period was opened on April 3, 2017 and will close on June 2, 2017 for all locations,
except Windsor & Essex County, which will close on June 28, 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 Fall 2017 August 16
September 13
October 25
Windsor & Essex County Windsor Fall 2017 August 23
September 27
November 22
South West (LHIN 2)
Grey & Bruce Counties Chesley Fall 2017 August 22
September 26
November 21
Huron & Perth Counties Exeter Fall 2017 August 17
September 14
November 2
London & Middlesex County
Course Full
Registration Closed
London Fall 2017 August 17
September 21
November 16
Oxford & Elgin Counties Ingersoll Fall 2017 August 16
September 28
November 16


Betty Tucker, Program Assistant