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Palliative Care Education for All Care Providers
What is LEAP?"LEAP" stands for Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative care. LEAP courses are:
  • Developed by content experts across Canada
  • Competency-based
  • Inter-professional
  • Practical and case-based
  • Regularly updated
  • Peer-reviewed
  • Modular and flexible (3-4 hours, half day, 1-day, 2-days, back-to-back or staggered)
  • Group learning
Who is LEAP for?
  • Healthcare professionals (mainly physicians, nurses, pharmacists but also others) whose primary focus of work is not palliative care but who in the course of their work care for patients with life threatening and progressive life limiting illnesses
  • Carers
  • Educators
  • Those responsible for continuing education in a facility
  • Health leaders responsible for quality improvement
  • Organizations who strive for best care
Why take a LEAP course?
  • Improve the palliative care that you, your team and your service provides
  • Get to know palliative care resources and teams near you
  • Maintain certification through continuing education credits (e.g. MAINPRO+, MOC, CPD)
Where can I find helpful information and frequently asked questions about LEAP courses?Whether you are a LEAP Participant, Coordinator or Facilitator, Pallium Canada has resources to help you navigate the Pallium Portal. Click the following links for support for:
Who organizes LEAP courses?While some courses are organized and delivered by Pallium Canada, most are organized and delivered by local, regional or national organizations. NOTE: All courses and workshops need to be registered on the Pallium Portal. For more information, you may contact the Pallium Office.
How are LEAP courses developed?
  • Developed by a pan-Canadian team of subject matter experts (SME's) and education experts
  • Peer-reviewed and regularly updated
  • No industry funding
How much does a LEAP course cost?
  • Costs are variable depending on the course and discipline. Please visit the LEAP Costing webpage for additional information
  • Contact Pallium Canada (support@pallium.ca) for discount rates for organizations doing large scale palliative education