Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba

Welcome to IHCAM 

The Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba (IHCAM) is a voluntary non-profit provincial association created in 1995 and comprised of health and social care organizations that are owned and operated by nine faith groups; Baptist, Catholic, Jewish, Lutheran, Mennonite , Pentecostal, Salvation Army, Seventh-Day Adventist and United. IHCAM advocates on behalf of its membership the value of faith-based health care and governance.

IHCAM’smember organizations represent over 13% of Manitoba’s health care budget employing over 10,000 staff and attracting over 2000 community volunteers.


Recent News

IHCAM September Connections Newsletter
September 13, 2018

To view the Newsletter, click HERE

Caring for the Human Spirit Presentations now available
May 24, 2018

To view the 11 webcast keynote presentations click onto this link: 

To view the 23 PPT presentations click onto this link: 

CROSSROADS… Exploring research on religion, spirituality and health
April 24, 2018

This newsletter provides updates on research, news and events related to spirituality and health, including educational resources and funding opportunities.  Duke University's goal is to create a community of researchers, clinicians, clergy, and laypersons interested in spirituality and health and keep them informed and updated.  To view the April 2018 Newsletter, click here: 
All e-newsletters are archived on our website. To view previous editions (July 2007 through March 2018) go to: ossroads

Connections April 2018 Newsletter
April 9, 2018

Check out this issue of Connections.  Highlights include:

  • Manitoba Multifaith Council's Spiritual Health Committee's Activities
  • Provincial Spiritual Health Care Steering Committee Final Submission
  • Spotlight on Winnipeg Mennonite Seniors Care Inc & HavenGroup
  • Formation Grant Call for submissions
  • Feature Article:  Does Prayer Really Heal?
  • Upcoming conferences and events
April 6, 2018

IHCAM is pleased to offer its membership with opportunities for formation and education.  While some educational opportunities have been planned over the next year, the Board of Directors decided to create a Fund to provide opportunities for individuals or organizations that have limited budgets to participate in educational or formation workshops / conferences.

Please click on this link to access the Fund Guidelines.

A Frequently Asked Questions document can be seen here


This 5-part educational series is designed to train health professionals to integrate spirituality into patient care as part of the practice of "whole person" medicine. Health professionals, regardless of specialty, are encouraged to watch all five videos (even though the first three videos are designed for physicians). The first video is an overview and summary of the series [transcript]. The second video focuses on past research linking religion/spirituality to mental, social, behavioral, and physical health, which forms the rationale for this approach [transcript]. The third video examines in detail "how to" integrate spirituality into patient care in a way that minimizes physician time and utilizes a team approach [transcript]. The fourth video is designed for nurses and practice managers and focuses on the spiritual care coordinator, who orchestrates the addressing of patients' spiritual needs [transcript]. The fifth video is designed for the entire spiritual care team and describes how team members work together to accomplish the common goal of practicing whole person care, with a focus on the role of the chaplain and the social worker [transcript].

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