Sunnybrook Health Sciences

The CASC Supervisors of the Greater Toronto Area offer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in hospital venues.  

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Spiritual & Religious Care, 
Room H2 34, 
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

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Centre Supervisor
Rev. Dr. Pamela McCarroll RP
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Bill Ford

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center is the largest trauma centre in Canada with 1212 beds and provides care for patients and their families when it matters most. In partnership with the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook leads by discovery, innovation, teaching, & learning. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is home to the Brain Sciences Program, the Holland Musculoskeletal Program, the Odette Cancer Centre, the Schulich Heart Centre, Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care, the Veterans Centre, the Women & Babies Program, and St. John's Rehab. Currently, Sunnybrook maintains three campuses, with its main campus on Bayview Avenue, the Holland Centre on Wellesley St. E., and St. John's Rehab on Cummer Ave.

Clinical Education in Spiritual & Religious Care (CPE)

The Sunnybrook Veteran’s Hospital opened its doors in 1948 to care for the wounded after World War II. Chaplains have traditionally played an important role in supporting World War II veteran patients at Sunnybrook. Over the years, Spiritual Care has become an integral part of healthcare for all patients and staff. Spiritual Care Professionals are members of large interprofessional teams providing a full range of high quality, values based, patient-centred and families supporting services.

As part of a teaching hospital the diverse Spiritual and Religious Care team offers learning opportunities for students, clergy and those preparing to work in institutions as Spiritual Care Professionals (Chaplains) through courses in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). In addition, Sunnybrook also provides a year long clinical fellowship for post advanced Spiritual Care Providers pursuing Specialist certification with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).

We offer:

A challenging and diverse clinical setting providing expert and compassionate care for patients in their time of greatest need: from premature newborns, to those requiring critical care, specialized trauma, musculoskeletal, oncology, mental health, dementia, cardiac, stroke care and care for war veterans living at Sunnybrook.

  •     A lively multi-faith and interprofessional work environment.
  •     Excellent opportunities for interprofessional learning and participation in interprofessional care teams.
  •     Specific clinical foci, as well as some hospital-wide on-call coverage.
  •     Participating in the committed Spiritual & Religious Care team.