St. Michael's Hospital
The CASC Supervisors of the Greater Toronto Area offer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in hospital venues.
Persons interested in knowing more about the centres and supervisors listed here are encouraged to contact the centre by telephone or e-mail. Supervisors are happy to discuss their programs with prospective participants and explain the specific aspects of their programs as they may contribute to the requirements and purposes of the inquiring participant
A Catholic hospital founded in 1892 by the Sisters of St. Joseph to care for the sick and the poor of Toronto's inner city, St. Michael's Hospital has a long and proud tradition of caring and compassion. Since that time, the hospital has preserved this commitment to compassion and excellence, while evolving into a centre for innovation in patient care, teaching and research.
St. Michael's Hospital serves a densely-populated and diverse catchment area, and is a major tertiary and quaternary referral centre for patients from across the province. Specializing in heart and vascular disease, inner city health, trauma and neurosurgery, diabetes comprehensive care, neurology and musculoskeletal disorders, minimal access therapeutics and critical care the hospital has over 550 inpatient beds, extensive outpatient clinics, and is downtown Toronto's designated trauma centre for adults.
Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital is recognized for excellence in teaching, and is a research leader in many areas including inner city health, cardiac gene therapy and trauma/critical care.
CPE at St. Michael's Hospital
Immerse yourself in the multidisciplinary health care team of this busy urban academic health care centre, which is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is committed to innovative patient care, teaching and research. St. Michael's Hospital is guided by our recognition of the worth of each person and by our commitment to excellence and leadership. Our Mission Statement declares that we are dedicated to providing exemplary physical, emotional and spiritual care for each person we serve.
The education ministry of the Spiritual Care Department at St. Michael's Hospital has included training for fieldwork students of the Toronto School of Theology, Clinical Pastoral Education for seminary students, residency education programs for specialized institutional ministry and the education of lay pastoral visitors. Staff Chaplains are all members of CASC most of whom are Certified Specialists in Pastoral Care. All of the Staff Chaplains serve as educational consultants to students in the CPE programs. Each student is paired with a Staff Chaplain who acts as consultant and mentor. Staff and Student Chaplains are fully participating members of the health care team.
St. Michael’s Hospital is an Accredited Centre of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).