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marComprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) ProgramVirtual Learning Event Organized By: Palliative Pain & Symptom Management Consultation Program Sector:Palliative Care

Event Details

The Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) Program, established in 2002 by the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program of Southwestern Ontario, is meticulously designed to align with the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care, based on National Principles and Norms of Practice and The Ontario Palliative Care Competency Framework. Renowned for its commitment to high-quality hospice palliative care education, CAPCE has been updated in 2023 to incorporate best practices and evidence-based strategies in hospice palliative care and knowledge translation, ensuring it meets the evolving needs of participants effectively.

Upon full engagement and completion, participants will emerge as competent hospice palliative care resource professionals, equipped to enhance skills among peers. It’s important to note, participation in CAPCE signifies meeting course objectives rather than conferring a professional designation.

Registration and Sessions Currently, all CAPCE sessions are conducted virtually. Registration is open across all regions.


  • Completion of the Fundamentals program within the last seven years (2017 – 2024).

Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for CAPCE, Nurse Practitioners (NP), Registered Nurses (RN), or Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) must demonstrate:

  • At least one year of nursing experience or equivalent, as assessed by the CAPCE facilitator.
  • A deep sensitivity to the influences of attitudes, behaviours, and experiences on well-being and quality of life from all care partners’ perspectives.
  • Strong listening, learning, self-questioning abilities, and openness to new approaches.
  • Problem-solving skills and proactive care delivery.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development, including self-directed study and independent research.
  • Access to an internet-enabled computer with a functioning microphone and camera, and proficiency in basic computer software.

Support and Success Participants are encouraged to secure:

  • Organisational leadership commitment to support enhancements in hospice palliative care.
  • Ongoing support and encouragement from leadership and peers.
  • Assistance in applying new skills and knowledge in the workplace.

Program Details

  • The program cost is $300.00 (tax-exempt), with registration encouraged in the participant’s living and working area.
  • Completion of all virtual class sessions is required for program completion.
  • Participants will be informed about their acceptance into the program and provided with payment details subsequently.

For a transformative learning experience that equips you with the expertise to excel in hospice palliative care, join the CAPCE program today.


Month Long Event (march)


Palliative Pain & Symptom Management Consultation Program

The Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Programme, Southwestern Ontario, delivers specialised support and resources for comprehensive palliative care through expert consultation, education, and mentorship across healthcare settings.