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Spiritual care professionals are an integral part of the Baycrest interprofessional team and provide spiritual care to residents, patients, families and staff of all faiths, as well as those with no religious affiliation. The Spiritual Care team, consisting of chaplains, interns and volunteers, also provides education, consultation, guidance and advocacy for religious and cultural accommodation in the healthcare setting.

Our role is to:
  • Promote personal growth and healing by accessing inner resources for coping
  • Help you (re)discover meaning and significance in times of illness, crisis and loss
  • Empower you, through your beliefs and traditions, to sustain hope in the midst of change
  • Enable you to tell your story by providing mindful and heartfelt listening.
  • Provide guidance and support through challenging ethical & moral decision making processes
  • Mediate and support in situations of conflict
  • Foster the sense of a mutually supportive community and connectedness to the world when life seems fragmented
  • Facilitate connections between patients, families, staff and spiritual leaders from diverse religious communities
  • Lead ceremonies, rites, rituals, meditation and prayer
  • Offer end-of-life and bereavement support

 Spiritual care is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.

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