Social service worker training

Social service worker training

L’Appui pour les proches aidants invests in the ongoing improvement of services for caregivers with its social service worker training program. The training sessions are free and available to eligible individuals. Learn more about the current training schedule!


Social service worker training

This training is a good means of encouraging social service worker to:

  • maintain the quality of services for caregivers;
  • improve interventions with caregivers in Quebec;
  • develop promising practices;
  • improve their knowledge and skills.

Over 1,110 social service worker received training in 2020–2021.

Training is provided by accredited instructors and is provided either in person or virtually.


Eligible participants include social service worker from non-profit organizations and social economy enterprises, funded by L’Appui pour les proches aidants, that offer services to caregivers. In certain exceptional cases, depending on the type of training and if there are still places available, administrative personnel (director, coordinator, etc.) and volunteers may take the training. In some cases, any remaining places could be made available to other partners.

If you are a caregiver, you should know that special training is available to you.

Winter program—2021–2022

33 online training opportunities, including 4 in English.

You can register directly via the training catalogue.

Examples of training programs include:

  • Maintaining your balance as a Social service worker when managing multiple changes;
  • Helping others without being left behind;
  • Understanding neurocognitive disorders;
  • Caring for caregivers;
  • The challenges of emotional stress.

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Ongoing improvement of services for caregivers

Our mission is to invest in the ongoing improvement of services and, consequently, in the continued training of social service worker who work with caregivers. The social service worker training program has been offered since 2016.

We are working to foster positive social awareness through the mobilization of caregiving social service worker throughout Quebec. Contact with social service worker is a privileged moment for us to listen to the field and to update our understanding of the issues and challenges faced by Social service worker and caregivers.


Need to talk?

Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information et referrals.

Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free of charge.

call  Caregiver info :  1 855 852-7784