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Our Partners

de Souza Institute is proud to partner with post-secondary institutions and professional associations to ensure ongoing better cancer and palliative care across Canada. If you are interested in partnering with us, visit our Education Services page to find out what we can offer.

We also partner with many other organizations through our Cancer Chat program.

de Souza Institute’s partners include:

Cancer Care Ontario

Alberta Health Services




Contact North

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services has entered into a multi-year agreement with the de Souza Institute that establishes the Oncology Practice Readiness Education Program (O-PREP). This program is designed to standardize the orientation of new employees working within CancerControl Alberta and create a province-wide learning environment that is current, easily accessible and portable. This will allow trained individuals to move within Alberta Health Services and avoid the redundancy of re-training as it relates to cancer care.

Read more about the partnership.


In April 2016, CANO/ACIO and de Souza Institute announced a formal collaboration to support oncology nursing practice across Canada, aimed at supporting nurses to achieve and maintain their specialty certification in oncology. Established in 1985, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association canadienne des infirmières en oncologie (CANO/ACIO) is a national organization with a mission to advance oncology nursing excellence through practice, education, research, and leadership for the benefit of all Canadians, and a vision of being an international nursing leader in cancer control. They are a member-run association that takes direction from its membership in formulating activities and initiatives.

Find out more about special pricing available for CANO/ACIO members

de Souza and CAPO are partnered with the common goal of promoting excellence in psychosocial care for cancer patients and families. The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is a national registered charity that promotes excellence in psychosocial care for people with cancer and their families throughout the cancer experience—from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship or death. They work to transform cancer care wherever it is delivered—in hospital, in the community and in hospices.

Advancement in psychosocial oncology has been significant and CAPO continues to be a world leader. They believe change will come through more research, better education and improved clinical practice.

Find out more about the IPODE courses available through the partnership.


de Souza and the CNA work together to support excellence in nursing care through education in cancer and palliative care. CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing nearly 139,000 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded not-for-profit health system.


de Souza and Contact North have partnered, enabling de Souza access to healthcare learners in remote areas of Ontario. Contact North (French: Contact Nord) is Ontario’s distance education and training network.

Over 4 million Ontarians in 600 small, remote, rural, Aboriginal and Francophone communities across the province can access education and training opportunities from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers without having to leave their community by accessing the services available from Contact North | Contact Nord.

Contact North’s student portal www.studyonline.ca and Student Information Hotline [1-877-999-9149] provide students across the province with access to information on 1,000 online programs and 18,000 online courses offered by Ontario’s public colleges and universities.

Contact North also acts as an advocate, catalyst and facilitator of innovation in online and distance learning.