The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology leads nationally and globally in promoting capacity for, and excellence in psychosocial oncology services to enhance the wellness of individuals and families.


The purpose of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology is to foster and encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research education and clinical practice in oncology.


Across the continuum of cancer care and control, to:

  1. Provide a sustained, national network for the exchange of ideas among clinicians, researchers, educators, Community Based Organizations, administrators, policy makers and other stakeholders;
  2. Actively foster and encourage interprofessional, inter-sectoral, and political collaboration in psychosocial care and services;
  3. Establish and promote excellence through the development of standards, practice guidelines, and service integration strategies;
  4. Promote and encourage excellence in psychosocial research and knowledge translation;
  5. Provide and promote ongoing educational programs and resources;
  6. Provide expert advice, leadership, and advocacy to ensure access to psychosocial care and services

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) promotes an equitable, diverse, inclusive, accessible, and culturally safe environment for all members to feel welcomed, valued, and integrated. The CAPO community stands together with other healthcare organizations to condemn racism, racial disparities and inequalities in cancer care and research. As such, CAPO is committed to reducing barriers that might be encountered by equity seeking groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, racialized people/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+.  Through the provision of equal opportunities for incoming and current members regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, indigenous identity, education or disability, sexuality, gender identity or expression, CAPO ensures that all voices are heard. CAPO members, therefore, represent a rich and growing network of diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and heritages. With a distinctive presence in research, education, mentoring, community engagement, and advocacy endeavorsCAPO models equity, diversity and inclusion for cancer-related supportive initiatives across various health care and social services sectors.

The Canadian Association of
Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)

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Toronto, ON M5A 1S2
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