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

2019 Caring for the Human Spirit Conference - Healthcare Chaplaincy Network
July 10, 2019

Caring for the Human Spirit PowerPoint Slides & Full Conference Webcast

This conference webcast was held in May and hosted by IHCAM at Misericordia Health Centre.  As you scroll through the list of presentations, you may well find sessions of interest to you and your team members which you can watch and discuss together.

To access presentations slides and webcast from the conference kindly follow the link below and enter the password provided.

Username: 2019Conference
Password: Reg2019Conf


July 9, 2019
Canadian Assoc. of Long Term Care Lobby Effort
November 6, 2018

New report from CALTC calls for seniors to be a priority in 2019 Budget
“If we can build hockey rinks, we can build long-term care homes” says seniors group to Trudeau Government

The Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) revealed its recommendations for the 2019 Federal Budget and called on the government to use federal infrastructure funding to help rebuild older care homes and fund the creation of 42,000 new long-term care beds across Canada. The National group that advocates for seniors also urged the government to address the severe labour shortage in long-term care and provide better access to innovation and data, helping both Canadian seniors and policy-makers.

“The Government of Canada is directly investing over $180 billion over 12 years on infrastructure for affordable housing, for roads, for hockey rinks, but not a nickel on seniors housing that includes care,” says Daniel Fontaine, Chair of CALTC. “The federal government can better demonstrate their commitment to seniors by investing in new and upgraded housing to ensure it meets today’s standards and supports the excellent delivery of care.”

The recommendations unveiled in Long Overdue: Improving Seniors Care in Canada present critical proposals for strengthening seniors’ care across Canada. These include:

• Investing in seniors housing where care is provided by using federal infrastructure funding to create 42,000 new beds and help rebuild older homes by 2023.
• Addressing the seniors care labour shortage by developing a Pan-Canadian Health Human Resources Strategy.
• Supporting innovation and data in health care by mandating funding, and supporting the implementation of a new management information system for long-term care.
About the Canadian Association for Long Term Care

The Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) is the national voice of long-term care providers delivering publicly-funded health care services to seniors across Canada, when they can no longer live at home.

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

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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