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 June 2021 Newsletter
July 29, 2021
Faith based care homes seek vaccine requirements
July 29, 2021
IHCAM Spring 2021 Newsletter
March 24, 2021
Virtual Entertainment offered by U of M and IHCAM
December 14, 2020

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Director, Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba  and IHCAM have partnered in a project funded by the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. 

The funding is intended to help find ways that older residents living in long-term care can be engaged virtually, given the very challenging situation that the pandemic creates. 

Michelle Porter, Professor at the University of Manitoba, Julie Turenne-Maynard of IHCAM are being supported by students who are compiling virtual entertainment and activities and creating a weekly newsletter and calendar for use by PCHs, and anyone else seeking entertainment.

To view and participate in events, click on the two links below:

Virtual Calendar and Newsletter - Dec. 14, 2020

Virtual Calendar and Newsletter - Dec. 7, 2020


October 21, 2020

Manitoba seeking nurses, health-care aides, contact tracers in fight against COVID-19 Right now, some of Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens need our help,' Lanette Siragusa says

CBC News · Posted: Oct 19, 2020 3:39 PM CT | Last Updated: October 19

Lanette Siragusa, the chief nursing officer for Shared Health, is calling on people who have chosen careers in caring to fight against COVID-19. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)

Manitoba is appealing to the public for help filling a number of nursing and health care aide jobs to assist in the fight against COVID-19. People from all health-care disciplines are asked to apply, including current and former nurses, and people with comparable training, said Shared Health's Chief Nursing Officer Lanette Siragusa in a news release on Monday.

"These are unprecedented times and we are appealing to everyone who has chosen a career in caring to consider how they can help," she said. "Right now, some of Manitoba's most vulnerable citizens need our help. Whether you are a student just starting your career, are already working in our health system or are looking to step back into patient care after some time away, we have a role for you."

Jobs are available for people with varied levels of training and experience, including health care students, new graduates as well as current and former health care workers, Siragusa said.

Although there is a need for nurses and health care aides in personal care homes, there are also positions in areas like contact tracing, call centres and testing sites. COVID 19 Provider Jobs

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