Education & Training

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health has a proven ability to create, adapt and translate knowledge-to-practice resources suitable for a variety of learners and clinical settings. We are dedicated to ensuring readily accessible educational resources relevant to multiple sectors and topics that can be shared using a variety of web-based tools.

The Education & Training section has learner-focussed educational resources and links about the care of the elderly for health professional students, including medical, nursing and allied health. It also contains information useful for graduate health professionals, continuing education and caregivers and other community workers interested in seniors' health as described below under our Gerontological Online Learning & Development [GOLD] Courses which can be accessed through our online learning site, sageducation.

HCP Site Focused LearningCSAH partnered with Queen’s University and other educational institutions to create these libraries of Continuous Learning Resources that support the site specific care of the elderly in Primary Care, Hospital Care and Long-term settings.

Sageducation GOLD Courses for PSWs, Individuals & CaregiversThe CSAH Continuing Education GOLD courses for PSWs, Individuals & Caregivers have been developed to support educational initiatives for Personal Support Workers, Trained Volunteers and Family Caregivers. 

Each Course provides 4 lesson modules which take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.


Sageducation GOLD Courses for Health Care ProfessionalsThe CSAH Continuing Education GOLD courses for Health Care Professionals have been developed to support continuing education for health care professionals.

These courses are designed to accommodate the HCP in the workplace, with the option of following our '101' series of condensed introductory courses with the option of following a more in-depth comprehensive coverage of the particular health issue.

Sageducation GOLD Overview Courses for Heath Care ProfessionalsThis series of GOLD Overview courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the older adult. 

These courses are condense for quick reference as each narrated lesson module takes no more than 15 minutes to review. 



See our Education & Training Navigator below for more ongoing Continuing Education Events and Resources of interest to both professional and non-professional caregivers who care for the elderly...


Education & Training Navigator

Sessions will run on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. starting April 21, 2020 and ending July 7, 2020. Baycrest and North East Specialized Geriatric Centre are excited to announce our third ECHO Care of the Elderly Long-Term Care (ECHO COE-LTC) cycle. ECHO Care of the Elderly aims to build a virtual community of practice helping primary care providers expand their skills and build their capacity in the care of frail, complex aging individuals. ECHO COE-LTC is run in collaboration with the Ontario CLRI. Learn more or register here.

April 6 - May 3, 2020 this 4 week online workshop aims to help participants develop competence in providing LGBTQ affirming care to older adult clients. Through engagement with case studies, popular media, short readings, and Q&A sessions, you will be prompted to reflect upon your existing practice and experience, gain familiarity with the LGBTQ communities you serve, and develop a knowledge base and tools that will enable participants to better provide affirming care across practice settings. To learn more click here.

Pallium, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is providing free access to essential education on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For the next 3 months, Pallium and CMA have made 6 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules available for free to all health care professionals. In doing so, we hope to contribute much needed education resources to the dedicated health care teams across Canada and ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. These modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace.

Help spread the word that these free, online modules are available to all health care professionals across Canada. Information on the modules, and how to access them can be found here: 

Bonefit is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals and exercise specialists to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. To see the full listing of upcoming workshops see the latest poster here.

This webpage shares resources on quality of life (QOL) assessment for older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers.  Tools for QOL assessments have been shown to help older adults to work with their healthcare providers to live comfortably at home as long as possible and to help family members who are coping with the demands of caring for a love one at home. Click here to access these tools.