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In this piece by Global National, Pallium Canada and our Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) courseware were highlighted... READ MORE » ...»


LEAP Courses Available Fall 2016 - Updated Rates

Pallium Canada is pleased to offer the following Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) courses:
LEAP course rates have not increased over the past three years. In order to support cost recovery, Pallium will be introducing new rates beginning Thursday, September 1st, 2016 for all Pallium LEAP courses. The new LEAP course rates include a copy of the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook, 2nd Edition resource text for every LEAP Participant.

LEAP Coordinators/Facilitators:
Please ensure LEAP sessions are registered at least
10 business days in advance so that Pallium can ship the correct number of Pallium Palliative Pocketbooks to your organization.
LEAP Participants:
To receive current registration rates please pay for your registration before August 31, 2016.

Rates listed below come into effect Thursday, September 1st, 2016

LEAP Courses 
Non- Physician 
Personal Care Aide 
LEAP Core 
LEAP Mini 
LEAP Onco 
LEAP Renal 
LEAP Paramedic* 
(* = Includes Pallium App instead of Pocketbook)

For more information, click here or contact Pallium Canada's Education Coordinator, Colleen Drake, at 613-562-6262 x. 1705 or

LEAP Facilitator Contact List
In order to increase access to our LEAP courses, Pallium is requesting permission to share the contact information of certified LEAP Facilitators within our internal Pallium Community.

If you do not wish to have your contact information shared, please let us know at 
by August 15, 2016 and we will update our LEAP Facilitator database accordingly.

Thanks very much for your ongoing support!   

Thank you, Merle! 
Merle Teetaert has been actively involved with Pallium Canada since our origins in 2001. She was part of a group that travelled from Manitoba to Calgary to review the early materials for the Rural Weekend Course, which is now known as the Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) course. "At that point in time, the course was very much in the making," said Merle. "It was exciting. We wanted to bring the course back to Dauphin, Manitoba. We were doing a lot of planning and sorting out timing and presentation leads."
Merle continued her engagement with Pallium by facilitating numerous LEAP courses around Manitoba and Saskatchewan. She also lit fires amongst her colleagues, convincing others to also become LEAP Facilitators. More recently, Merle has been involved in curriculum development for the newly released LEAP Long-Term Care course and peer-reviewed a number of Pallium's LEAP curriculums.
Merle's passion for palliative care and involvement with Pallium Canada has been driven by her choice to make a difference. "The palliative care world is a very small, tight group dedicated to improving end-of-life care," she said. "It has been a privilege to work with these brilliant, hardworking professionals."
As of June 2016, Merle has decided to retire. Pallium Canada cannot thank you enough for your immense contributions. Enjoy the lake, your garden, and four grandchildren!

LEAP Facilitator certificates available in Pallium Portal
Fully certified LEAP Facilitators now have access to Certificates of Completion in the Pallium portal.

To access:
  1. Login to the Pallium Portal
  2. Click on "My courses" to view your LEAP courses
  3. Access your certificate on the LEAP Facilitator training course page

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