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What do chaplains do?

Chaplains provide spiritual care, emotional support and religious accommodation to those in need, regardless of faith, community affiliation or none at all.

What chaplaincy services are provided at Baycrest?

In a hospital setting such as Baycrest, the Chaplain meets with people who are involved in the experience of illness and aging, including patients, their families, staff, and volunteers, or through outreach and education to the community. Chaplaincy does not necessarily involve religious discussion or the use of religious terms, but rather has a multi-faith thrust with a focus on relationships and counselling, which strives to put people in touch with their faith.
Chaplains at Baycrest help individuals reach a point of satisfaction with their own value system and encourages them to seek peace with their circumstances. The service is offered to anyone, regardless of who they are, what they believe or how they view their life.

Chaplain qualifications

A Chaplain is a clergyperson who has engaged in extensive training beyond ordination and who has been certified as a professional pastoral care provider by national or international chaplaincy organizations.
Learn more about chaplains and spiritual care at Baycrest here.