Psychosocial care that optimizes health and healing for every Canadian affected by cancer
To foster the development, testing, implementation and sustainability of best practices in psychological, social, physical and spiritual well-being among individuals affected by cancer through:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) promotes an equitable, diverse, inclusive, accessible, and culturally safe environment for all members to feel welcomed, valued, and integrated. The CAPO community stands together with other healthcare organizations to condemn racism, racial disparities and inequalities in cancer care and research. As such, CAPO is committed to reducing barriers that might be encountered by equity seeking groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, racialized people/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+. Through the provision of equal opportunities for incoming and current members regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, indigenous identity, education or disability, sexuality, gender identity or expression, CAPO ensures that all voices are heard. CAPO members, therefore, represent a rich and growing network of diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and heritages. With a distinctive presence in research, education, mentoring, community engagement, and advocacy endeavors, CAPO models equity, diversity and inclusion for cancer-related supportive initiatives across various health care and social services sectors.