CANO/ACIO 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award

August 16, 2016

CANO/ACIO is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award!

Do you know an outstanding nurse that deserves to be nationally recognized? Someone who:

  • Has consistently demonstrated the highest level of nursing excellence and leadership in oncology nursing
  • Has made a significant contribution to advancing oncology nursing practice and/or health system transformation

To submit a nomination, please click here.

To view and share this year’s promotional video, please click here.

The nomination deadline is August 31, 2016.

Why honour a colleague?

Honouring fellow oncology nurses is an important part of recognizing and celebrating the hard work of oncology nurses across Canada.

Award nominees will be assessed by a panel of Canadian oncology nursing professionals and the recipient will receive $5,000 towards their further education and professional development. The recipient will be announced at the CANO/ACIO annual conference being held in Calgary, Alberta from October 20-23, 2016.

A previous winner once said: “To know that I’m appreciated is wonderful, but to know that I’m appreciated by colleagues I respect is gratifying beyond words.” 

To learn more about this award and others offered in the 2016 CANO/ACIO Awards Program, please visit

New de Souza Website Launched, Let Us Know Your Feedback!

July 26, 2016 |

On July 26, de Souza Institute launched our new website! New features include:
  • Simplified design
  • Improved search to make finding courses and information easier
  • A careers area with information on job listings, career development and mentorship
  • Patient section with information and links to patient projects de Souza Institute is involved in

We encourage you to explore the website and let us know your feedback and ideas for improvements

Ivan de Souza Awarded Meritorious Service Decoration

June 23, 2016

Today, Ivan de Souza was invited to Rideau Hall to accept the Meritorious Service Medal from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Governor General of Canada. This medal is one of the highest distinctions a Canadian civilian can receive. Introduced by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1991, the Civilian Division of the Meritorious Service … Read more

Special Pricing for CANO/ACIO Members on study groups

May 26, 2016

The Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO-ACIO) and de Souza Institute are formally collaborating to support oncology nursing practice across Canada through a new partnership specially aimed at supporting nurses to achieve and maintain their specialty certification in oncology. Through this partnership CANO/ACIO members are eligible for special pricing on the CNA-AIIC Oncology and Hospice … Read more