Downer, Kathryn

Downer Kathryn

Kathryn Downer, MSc, EdD

Pallium Canada

Member: Education and Training Committee

Kathryn Downer is the National Director of Pallium Canada and responsible for the design and development of interprofessional educational courseware, tools and resources to support palliative care across urban and rural Canada. Foundational products include; Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) courseware and the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook E-tool.  She received her Doctorate in Adult Education specializing in Gerontology from the University of Toronto, Master’s of Science from the University of Guelph, and Certificates in Ethics, Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care (RAI-CHA), Non-Profit Management, Hospice Palliative Care, Interpersonal Skills Involving Seniors (ISIS) and Learning Essential approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP).

Dr. Downer is currently a member of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer National Person-Centered Care Network, Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) and Education Committee; Technology and Evaluation in the Elderly Network Training and Education Committee; Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Standards Council; Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Council and Standards and Education Committees.