Warm Holiday Wishes from de Souza Institute

December 18, 2020

As the days pass and we bring a close to 2020, the end of the year gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on all our partnerships and interactions with our learners, faculty and staff. 2020 is an unprecedented year: COVID has changed our lives and affected our health care system in a significant way. While the second wave is still unfolding, our health care providers have risen up to the challenge and provided best care possible. We wish to express our gratitude to everyone for the opportunity to work together in our joint mission of providing optimal care.

During the holiday season and in the New Year let us be driven by the desire to make every day better than the last and to leave positive impressions on those we meet.

Enjoy all of the offerings this festive season and happy holidays!

Best Wishes,
de Souza Institute Team

Please note: Our offices will be closed on December 25, 28 and January 1 2021 but otherwise we will be working hard to prepare for the new year!

de Souza Institute Joins Michener School of Continuing Education!

November 6, 2020

We are delighted to announce the integration of the de Souza Institute with the School of Continuing Education at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. This integration presents a strategic opportunity to expand on the de Souza Institute’s existing strength, while fully embedding it in a long-standing Canadian post-secondary institution.

The de Souza Institute team looks forward to offering more high quality educational products to support clinicians in oncology and palliative care.

Pause 4 Providers

October 19, 2020

The current pandemic is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in our workplace. Drop in to learn short mindfulness practices to help find calm in the midst of challenge. Relax, recharge, and learn how to incorporate moments of mindfulness in your day. Optional discussion to follow.

These 30 minute mindfulness sessions are Open to all healthcare providers.

Drop in to the weekly virtual sessions via Zoom:


Meeting ID: 302 330 041

Every Tuesday 8:30 pm EST

Host: Dr. Diane Meschino or Dr. Jennifer Hirsch

Every Thursday 8:30 pm EST

Host: Dr. Mary Elliott or Dr. Orit Zamir


For more program details please visit:

For general inquiries and weekly reminders, please send an email to:

We Are Moving!

September 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce that beginning September 21st, 2020, de Souza Institute will be located at the following address: de Souza Institute c/o The Michener Institute of Education 222 St Patrick Street, Office 503 Toronto, Ontario   M5T 1V4 All other contact information including phones and e-mail addresses remain unchanged. If you have any questions, … Read more

Continued support as we adjust to the new normal

June 15, 2020

Dear colleagues, The covid pandemic has changed the landscape of health care delivery as we continued to help with health care needs while keeping our team members and patients safe. We have been inspired by the efforts of those at the front line. We were grateful for the opportunity to provide virtual support groups to facilitate … Read more

National Nursing Week 2020

May 11, 2020

Nursing Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate and recognize all the extraordinary work nurses do. Perhaps more than any other time the whole population has seen directly the heroic way nurses have stepped forward to support and lead public health, guide policies, communicate and provide invaluable physical and supportive care to patients, families and … Read more