Committed to continuous improvement, the Canadian MAiD Curriculum undergoes continuous evolution to remain relevant and impactful. Assembled in March 2024, the Curriculum Review Committee (CRC), composed of MAiD experts across Canada, is tasked with updating all Topics of the CMC to ensure it meets the needs of learners in the changing MAiD landscape.

Following completion of each Topic, learners are invited to participate in a post-topic evaluation survey. The evaluation aims to identify the strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement to the curriculum and assess whether the curriculum has helped learners address their knowledge gaps in MAiD. Experts from Queen’s University’s Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship analyze this evaluation data. Facilitators are also encouraged to provide feedback after each session, sharing their insights on the session’s elements, the effectiveness and usefulness of the teaching materials, and the discussion experiences of the participants. Alongside stakeholder and community feedback accumulated since the curriculum’s launch, this data is provided to the CRC.

Based on these evaluation inputs, sub-working groups within the CRC compile proposed edits for each Topic. These proposed edits undergo stakeholder review, with the feedback incorporated back into the editing process. The CRC then presents a final list of edits to the CAMAP Board for review and approval. Upon approval, edits are implemented in the learning management system modules and undergo rigorous quality testing. French modules are then developed through a professional translation of updated English modules and undergo review by Francophone clinicians.

This process, driven by learner evaluation, stakeholder and community feedback, and facilitator’s learnings, ensures our curriculum continues to be responsive to the needs of the MAiD community.

To learn more about the development of the Canadian MAiD Curriculum project here.