The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is an organization of professionals, clinicians, researchers, educators, and others dedicated to the understanding, treatment and study of the social, psychological, emotional, spiritual and quality-of-life aspects of cancer.

CAPO 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 CAPO is to foster and encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research education and clinical practice in oncology.


Learn more about the CAPO 2019 joint conference with the International Psycho-Social Oncology Society

Clinical Practice Guidelines

The evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) movement within oncology, as in other health fields, represents a trend in identifying best practices and standardizing treatments. Within psychosocial oncology, evidence-based CPGs, along with Standards of Care, can help increase awareness of the important and often unmet psychosocial needs of cancer patients.

These guides to practice can be used by practitioners and organizations to identify and address the challenges and barriers in delivering high quality, accessible psychosocial care. CAPO, in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) and other key partners, is leading initiatives to develop and disseminate national psychosocial oncology clinical practice guidelines.

View the guidelines

WEBINAR


Cannabis: Does it have a place in palliative and end-of-life care?

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10:00 - 11:00 am PST
Featuring Dr. Lynda Balneaves, Associate Professor
College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, 
Univeristy of Manitoba

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CAPO Crunch

As a means of keeping CAPO members up to date on CAPO activities, we are pleased to introduce “CAPO Crunch” – a 60 second video update on what is happening with CAPO. Following our regular Board Meetings, CAPO’s Past President, Shane Sinclair will shoot a brief video to communicate some of the highlights of what CAPO is working on.

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English - Supporting children and teens when a family member has cancer. A guide for educators and healthcare professionals.

Français - Soutenir les enfants et les adolescents lorsqu’un membre de la famille est atteint du cancer. Un guide pour les éducateurs, les professionnels de la santé ainsi que pour les patients et leurs proches.


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