Supportive Care

Are you an employer?

We're looking for partnering businesses for our Supportive Care program. Please register for a Supportive Care program: Employer information session to learn how you can benefit by taking on a Conestoga student. You'll receive $500 per trainee for onboarding expenses and a $1000 preceptorship stipend.

Program details

In as little as 18 weeks, learners will be prepared for careers as caregivers in the Home & Community Healthcare sector. This unique program is fully funded by the Ministry of Health. The program supports Home and Community employers in Ontario through recruiting and training caregivers in their communities. Learners will benefit from an 80-hour preceptorship with their sponsoring employer to ensure successful entry into their new career.

This program prepares learners to assist individuals needing support to live independently in the home or community. Emphasis is placed on developing the knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver quality, safe and ethical assistance to those in need. Learners will develop a clear understanding of their role as a member of the healthcare team 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 that support the needs and preferences of people for whom they care, and their families. Theoretical foundations and practical applications of supportive care are integrated throughout, positioning graduates to work with stable persons requiring some predictable levels of assistance in their homes, assisted living, or retirement living settings.


  • Food Safety Training Certification
  • Professional Care Practice, Supportive Care (Practical Job Shadowing-Preceptorship)
  • Supportive Care Theory
  • Structure & Function of Body
  • Professional Practice
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C and BLS
  • Mental Health First Aid

For more information or to register for a virtual information session, please email