Assiniboine CHCA program in Birtle opens applications to public

CHCA students

Assiniboine Community College’s Comprehensive Health Care Aide (CHCA) program hosted by Birtle Collegiate in Birtle, Manitoba is now available for the general public to apply.

The certificate program will commence on September 11, with capacity for 22 students.

“Park West School Division is excited that the CHCA program has extended its availability to adult students. We believe that education knows no age limit, and by providing this opportunity, we are empowering additional individuals to embark on a rewarding career serving others,” said Stephen David, Superintendent at Park West School Division. “Together with Assiniboine Community College, we are committed to equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and compassion needed to make a positive impact as health care professionals.”

The CHCA program teaches graduates practical skills to care for patients and to communicate in a clinical setting, while also learning how to help patients with their well-being and managing their health care environment.

“We are pleased to work with the community of Birtle, Park West School Division, Birtle Collegiate and Prairie Mountain Health to deliver this important program to students and community members who may benefit from the access to training close to home,” said Mark Frison, President at Assiniboine. “The demand for skilled health care aides is high. We know this program will be able to help support this need in the province, while providing terrific career pathways for individuals to pursue.”

For more information, register to attend an online information session by visiting, or email

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