NACC Partners with Pallium Canada to Support Palliative Care Education in Member Colleges

Thursday, January 20, 2022

NACC is excited to announce a partnership with Pallium Canada to offer the LEAP Personal Support Worker to our Member Colleges. This is an online, self-learning course, focused on the essential competencies to provide a palliative care approach.

“NACC members are proud of the work our graduates perform across Canada within the healthcare system,” said Michael Sangster, CEO of NACC. “The LEAP Personal Support Worker program is an opportunity to build their skills and create lifelong learning around Palliative Care. When combined with our Colleges’ own work, LEAP Personal Support Worker will extend learning for graduates long after they leave the College and enter into the healthcare system.”

“Personal support workers and care aides/assistants play an essential role in caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, as part of an interprofessional health care team,” said Jeffrey Moat, CEO of Pallium. “This exciting partnership with the NACC will enable their members to offer palliative care education to students working to become personal support workers, care aides, and health care assistants across the country.”

For more information about Pallium’s LEAP Personal Support Worker, please visit:

NACC Members: Interested in Offering LEAP Personal Support Worker?

Pallium Canada is providing dedicated service to support Members who choose to offer this self-learning palliative care course to their students. If you are interested, please reach out to your province’s Pallium representative below for more information and to confirm your participation:

For Member Colleges in:
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland & Labrador

Please e-mail:
Alana Corkery

For Member Colleges in:
British Columbia
Yukon, Northwest Territories,
and Nunavut

Please e-mail:
Kelsey Fonda