Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba

Welcome to IHCAM 

The Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba (IHCAM) is a voluntary non-profit provincial association created in 1995 and comprised of health and social care organizations that are owned and operated by nine faith groups; Baptist, Catholic, Jewish, Lutheran, Mennonite , Pentecostal, Salvation Army, Seventh-Day Adventist and United. IHCAM advocates on behalf of its membership the value of faith-based health care and governance.

IHCAM’smember organizations represent over 13% of Manitoba’s health care budget employing over 10,000 staff and attracting over 2000 community volunteers.

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Recent News

IHCAM Summer 2022 Newsletter
July 25, 2022
IHCAM Spring 2022 Newsletter
May 1, 2022
Faith based care homes seek vaccine requirements
July 29, 2021
URGENT CRY FOR HELP DURING PANDEMIC
October 21, 2020

Manitoba seeking nurses, health-care aides, contact tracers in fight against COVID-19 Right now, some of Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens need our help,' Lanette Siragusa says

CBC News · Posted: Oct 19, 2020 3:39 PM CT | Last Updated: October 19

Lanette Siragusa, the chief nursing officer for Shared Health, is calling on people who have chosen careers in caring to fight against COVID-19. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)

Manitoba is appealing to the public for help filling a number of nursing and health care aide jobs to assist in the fight against COVID-19. People from all health-care disciplines are asked to apply, including current and former nurses, and people with comparable training, said Shared Health's Chief Nursing Officer Lanette Siragusa in a news release on Monday.

"These are unprecedented times and we are appealing to everyone who has chosen a career in caring to consider how they can help," she said. "Right now, some of Manitoba's most vulnerable citizens need our help. Whether you are a student just starting your career, are already working in our health system or are looking to step back into patient care after some time away, we have a role for you."

Jobs are available for people with varied levels of training and experience, including health care students, new graduates as well as current and former health care workers, Siragusa said.

Although there is a need for nurses and health care aides in personal care homes, there are also positions in areas like contact tracing, call centres and testing sites. COVID 19 Provider Jobs

Faith Helps Fuel Canada's GDP
October 6, 2020
New research, "Faith Helps Fuel Canada's GDP" is a first ever study of Canada's Hidden Economy. This new research suggests religion produces measurable economic contributions to the common good: a 67.5 billion annual investment in Canadian society.  
 
"Amid pandemic-related job loss and economic worries, new research done by Brian and Melissa Grimm suggests there is a sector of Canadian society that plays an important, but often unrecognized, economic role: religion. The Hidden Economy: How Faith Helps Fuel Canada’s GDP, a new report from think tank Cardus, finds that religion’s annual contribution to Canadian society is worth an estimated $67.5 billion. That’s large enough to be the ninth biggest enterprise in the country – ahead of the Bank of Montreal. (See Cardus for full study or RFBF for overview.)Brian Grim, RFBF President

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