Core Competencies for Spiritual Health Care Practitioners

Core Competencies for Spirtual Health Care PractitionersThis resource was developed collaboratively by Manitoba's Spiritual Health Care Partners including representatives from the following organizations:

  • Canadian Association for Spiritual Care
  • Catholic Health Association of Manitoba-Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba (CHAM-IHCAM)
  • CancerCare Manitoba
  • Health Sciences Centre
  • Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority
  • Manitoba Multifaith Council
  • Mental Health and Addictions Branch, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
  • Northern Health Region
  • Prairie Mountain Health
  • Selkirk Mental Health Centre
  • Southern Health-Santé Sud
  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

This document is an update from an earlier core competency document created in 2011. In August, 2016 through to June, 2017, a group of spiritual health care stakeholders, together with the Mental Health and Addictions Branch within Manitoba Health, Seniors, and Active Living, collaborated to develop updated competencies that reflect current best practices in spiritual health care. The 2017 Core Competencies will better enable Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) to recruit, select, and manage the performance of Spiritual Health Care Practitioners and ensure that spiritual health care services across the health care regions of Manitoba are consistent, evidence informed, and safe.

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Mental Health and Addictions
300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg MB R3B 3M9
ph: (204) 786-7101