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 CLOSED

For Spring 2018 programs, registration is now closed:


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 or 4 Session Programs

Erie St. Clair (LHIN 1)

Lambton & Kent Counties

Baldoon Golf Course
7018 Dufferin Avenue
Wallaceburg, ON
  January 31, March 7, April 17, May 16, 2018
  Course Contact: Ann Brignell

Windsor & Essex County

United Way
300 Giles Blvd East, A1
Windsor, ON
  January 18, February 22, April 19, May 19, 2018
  Facilitator: Kelley Phillips

South West (LHIN 2)

Grey & Bruce Counties

Chelsey & Area Fire Hall
211 First Avenue North
Chelsey, ON
  January 30, March 6, May 1, 2018
  Facilitator: Liz Laird

Huron & Perth Counties

Municipality of South Huron
322 Main Street South
Exeter, ON
  February 1, March 1, April 19, May 31, 2018
  Facilitator: Judy White

London & Middlesex County

St. Joseph´s Hospice
485 Windermere Road
London, ON
  January 11, February 15, April 12, 2018
  Facilitator: Janette Byrne

Oxford & Elgin Counties

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital
167 Rolph Street
Tillsonburg, ON
  January 25, March 8, May 3, May 25, 2018
  8:00m-12:00pm; (10:00am-1:00pm on May 25, 2018)
  Facilitator: Kathy Ellis


Betty Tucker, Program Assistant