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Learning Experience

The UHCA Training Program is a full-time paid training program that prepares you for a career as an Uncertified Home Care Attendant in just four weeks. As a student, you will participate in hands-on and classroom learning, followed by a practicum in the community.

Hands-On Learning

Weeks 1-2

You will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning that will equip you with the necessary skills to provide compassionate care to clients. Our experienced instructors will guide you through essential tasks such as personal care, mobility assistance and meal planning and preparation. This immersive learning approach ensures you gain confidence and competence as you progress through the program.


Weeks 3-4

To truly excel in the field of home care, you need to put your knowledge and skills to the test in a real-world setting. Our program includes a practicum experience that places you alongside our seasoned home care professionals. During your practicum, you will have the opportunity to work with real clients, apply your training and further refine your abilities. This experiential learning is invaluable and will help you transition seamlessly into your new role.

Hardeep Deol

UHCA Training program instructor

“I was on the receiving end of the training that I now provide, which gives me a unique perspective of how our staff feel when they are coming to us to learn these skills.”

Elizabeth Vokey

UHCA Training Program Graduate

“Being trained by the nurses was the icing on the cake. They were tough taskmasters, but their unlimited patience and encouragement helped us perform tasks with 200% confidence. Now, I have a deeper understanding and improved skills to do an outstanding job, benefiting not only me but also my clients and the organization.”

Adejuwon (Juwon) Otelaja

UHCA Training Program Graduate

“The training program, including in-class sessions, additional insights from my Resource Coordinator, and the ability to shadow senior colleagues, boosted my confidence and fully prepared me for success.”

Tara-Lee Procter

regional lead, Community and Continuing Care, WRHA

“Education can be a barrier for many people who do not have sufficient income to go without a paycheck for any period of time. This training could actually be an opportunity for people to start a new life.”

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and demonstrate the ability to maintain client confidentiality and privacy.
  • Identify and implement routine practices for basic infection prevention and control.
  • Apply safe food handling practices to prevent foodborne illnesses.
  • Demonstrate proper cooking techniques to ensure the safety and nutritional quality of client meals.
  • Describe and utilize proper body mechanics to prevent injuries to both the employee and the client.
  • Safely operate various lifts, transfer belts and mobility equipment.
  • Understand the principles of medication assistance, including proper documentation.
  • Demonstrate hands-on proficiency in assisting clients with various types of medications.
  • Demonstrate competence in various personal care tasks.

Are you ready to join a caring profession?

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