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.
Value of Independently governed Faith and Values based Healthcare
The Boards of Directors of the Interfaith Health Care Association of MB (IHCAM) and the Catholic Healthcare Association of MB (CHAM) met on April 30th to take part in the presentation of the proposed Communications Strategy that aims to demonstrate the strength faith and values based not-for-profit independently owned organizations in the health and human service sectors can bring to the province of Manitoba. This gathering comes after nine months of research, surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews.
The next steps include appointing 7 people to an advisory council that will give the direction on the first phase of implementing the action plan and determine the budget requirements which will then be presented to each respective board for approval.
- Bethania Mennonite PCH
- Calvary Place
- Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba
- Centre de Santé Saint-Boniface
- Centre Youville Centre
- Dinsdale PCH.
- Donwood Manor PCH
- Eden Health Care Services
- Fred Douglas Society
- Golden West Centennial Lodge
- Holy Family Home
- Hôpital St. Boniface Hospital
- Luther Home
- Meadowood Manor
- Misericordia Health Centre
- Park Manor Care Inc.
- Pembina Place Mennonite PCH
- Prairie View Lodge
- Rest Haven
- Rock Lake Hospital
- St. Amant
- St. Joseph's Residence Inc.
- Ste. Rose General Hospital
- Salem Home Inc.
- Sara Riel Inc.
- Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre
- Tabor Home
- Villa Youville
- West Park Manor PCH
- Winnipeg Mennonite Seniors Care Inc.
- Winnipegosis & District Health Centre
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:
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
Enjoy reading the September Edition!
The following is an interesting article using the framework of hope to cope with this pandemic.