de Souza Institute offers health care professionals online courses to enhance expertise to provide the best possible cancer and palliative care.
We provide health care professionals with the advanced knowledge and expertise to handle every situation including managing a reaction to chemotherapy medication, managing anxiety and fears, and managing pain and other symptoms.
About de Souza:
Quality continuing education for health care professionals
- Founded: 2008 by the Government of Ontario
- Audience: Health care professionals in Canada
- Location: Toronto, Ontario (Contact us)
- Vision: To secure its position as a world leader in cancer care / palliative care excellence and innovation.
“It is a comfort for patients to know that whether they’re at Grand River, or Sunnybrook, or Princess Margaret, or Trillium, if their nurse has taken a de Souza program, that nurse has been educated through a system that is evidence-based, standardized, and has a clear set of goals.”
- Offer easy access online education, with the occasional webcast or in-person workshop to address skill based training requirements
- Address clinical needs expressed by practitioners involved in direct patient care
- Provide up to date and evidence based knowledge, covering cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and palliation
- Allow you to earn credits leading to a professional designation representing excellence in oncology and palliative care
- Select courses are accredited with the Royal College and College of Family Physicians CME credits or the Canadian Nurses Association credit system
“… Cancer patients are receiving the best care in the world by nurses who are applying their specialized knowledge and skills they developed through the de Souza Institute.”
Who was Anna Maria de Souza?
How de Souza was founded
In May 2008, a proposal was submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care by The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF) in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and University Health Network (UHN). The proposal was submitted in an effort to create an oncology nursing knowledge translation centre and build capacity across the province.
The proposal was approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in June 2008 and the de Souza Institute was created, with an original focus on oncology nursing. Since 2008 the institute has expanded to all health professions and nationally, through its partnerships with the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology and the Canadian Nurses Association, as well as other partner organizations. Partnerships are key in providing support and guidance to deliver innovative continuing education, mentorship and fellowship programs to all professionals providing oncology or palliative care across Canada.