Supportive Care

Please note:

This program is tuition free. Attend an information session to learn more, meet with employers, and receive a conditional job offer as a Supportive Care Worker prior to starting training.

Weekly Zoom sessions (excluding holidays):

  • Tuesdays, 10 - 11 a.m. ET
  • Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. ET
  • Thursdays, 12 - 1 p.m. ET

To attend: Please complete the registration form in advance of attending the Zoom information session.

Students must be hired by a Conestoga Employer Partner and be employed for the duration of the program to be eligible for program completion. To be connected with an employer partner in your area, please email supportivecare@conestogac.on.ca.

Program details

The Supportive Care program positions learners genuinely interested in helping others gain a rewarding career by aiding individuals who require support to live independently. Learners will develop a clear understanding of their role as a healthcare team member and how they can add real value to the healthcare system and positively influence the lives of others. They will learn how to communicate effectively with clients and engage in activities such as companionship, light housekeeping, and personal care by supporting the needs and preferences of the people they care for and their families. Theoretical foundations and practical applications of supportive care are integrated throughout the program, positioning graduates to work with stable persons requiring some predictable levels of assistance should they reside in their own home, assisted living, or retirement living settings.

For more information, please email supportivecare@conestogac.on.ca.