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Thank you for your interest in the Five Weekend Care of the Elderly Certificate Course.

Due to the current COVID restrictions and uncertain course delivery options, the Five Weekend Care of the Elderly Certificate Course is on hold for 2021 and 2022. We hope that the course will once again be offered starting January 2023 with registration opening Summer 2022. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive course notifications, please visit and select "Five Weekend COE Certificate Course" from the list of options.

About the Course

The 5-Weekend Care of the Elderly Certificate Course was developed by family physicians for family physicians with the aim of creating a curriculum that specifically addressed the geriatric care learning needs of primary care practitioners. Having family physicians lead the teaching provides primary care role models with whom physicians can identify.

The course offers a comprehensive approach to primary clinical care of elderly patients. Knowledge gained from this course can be used in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, inpatient units, long-term care facilities, and house call visits.

Preliminary evaluation of the course demonstrated improvement in participants’ self rated knowledge of and confidence in managing common geriatric problems. Qualitative data also showed positive changes in participants’provision of geriatric care.

(Reference: Canadian Family Physician • Le Médecin de famille canadien | Vol 61: march • mars 2015)

Course Program

Weekend 1January 11-12, 2020
Weekend 2February 8-9, 2020
Weekend 3March 28-29, 2020
Weekend 4April 25-26, 2020
Weekend 5June 13-14, 2020

For an example of the course agendas please click on the program links above. Program agendas are subject to change. Refreshments will be provided – light continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Course Venue

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Centre 
Auditorium (2nd Floor) 
550 University Avenue 
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2A2

*Important note, please use the Elm Street entrance for direct access to the auditorium.


College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 61.0 Mainpro+ credits. 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 61.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

University of Toronto Certificate of Completion in Continuing Professional Development: 61.0 hours

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Course Dates

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Weekend 2 -
Weekend 3 -
Weekend 4 -
Weekend 5 -

Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars.

Physician $3,200.00
Nurse Practitioner $2,800.00


Conference Services
University Health Network
416 597-3422 ext 3448