CAPO Membership

Now accepting new members and renewals for 2022!

If you are a current member of CAPO:
Please click the "Members Only Area" link above to log in and renew.

Membership types and pricing:

Full Member

$150 per year

Full membership is open to individuals with a university degree or registration, certification or other accreditation in a recognized profession who is involved in or interested in psychosocial oncology. A Full member is entitled to notice of and to attend, participate and vote at meetings of the Members, to be a director or officer of the Corporation, and to serve on committees of the Corporation.

Student Member

$60 per year

Student member is a full time student studying in a discipline related to psychosocial oncology or a member who has returned to study in an academic program, irrespective of the level of education being pursued. A Student member is entitled to notice of and to attend and participate at meetings of the Members, but is not entitled to vote at such meetings, nor be a director or officer of the Corporation, but may serve on a committee of the Corporation.

Affiliate Member

$60 per year

An Affiliate member is a member of the public, an organization, an agency or supplier of goods and services related to psychosocial oncology. An Affiliate member is entitled to notice of and to attend meetings of the Members, but is not entitled to participate or vote at such meetings, nor be a director or officer of the Corporation nor serve on a committee of the Corporation.

Retired Member

$60 per year

A Retired member is an individual who has been a Regular member in the past and has retired from psychosocial oncology. A Retired member is entitled to notice of and to attend and participate at meetings of the Members, and vote at such meetings of the members, to, be a director or officer of the Corporation and serve on a committee of the Corporation.

All dues are NOT subject to tax – CAPO is a charity and does not charge tax.
There are NO refunds.
CAPO does not prorate its membership fee.

Benefits of Membership:

As a membership based organization all of our initiatives to foster and encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research, education, and clinical practice in oncology are made possible through membership support. As a member of CAPO/ACOP you also receive the following benefits:

Subscription to Sosido a service for healthcare associations, to speed knowledge transfer, promote collaboration, highlight the important work and research by members, and bridge silos by publicizing the contributions of each specialty group to the broader healthcare community.

CAPO's preferred/affiliation journal is Current Oncology (CO). CAPO members will receive a discount on the article processing charges (APC) for all individual CAPO members to publish in CO. The journal Current Oncology  (ISSN 1718-7729) was transferred from Multimed Inc. to MDPI in late October 2020 and are very excited to continue to develop Current Oncology as an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Individual CAPO members may use the platform for organizing conferences free of charge if self-managed. CAPO members will receive a discount on conference organizing service.

Please login to Member Resources to receive detailed information and to get the discount code.

The opportunity to attend the yearly national conference at a reduced registration fee.


  • Regular Member: $275
  • Non-Member: $400
  • Student Member: $150
  • Student Non-Member: $225
  • Patient Advocate Member: $150
  • Patient Advocate Non-Member: $225

 Access to 30+ FREE live and recorded webcasts

To further our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research education and clinical practice in oncology, the CAPO Education Committee in collaboration with the CAPO Research Committee plan a series of webinars of varied topics address psychosocial oncology.

The opportunity to participate in special clinical, research and education interest groups. 

The opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others working in psychosocial oncology.

Access to the Associations’ national Website - including the members only sections.

All Full members have voting rights.

All members also have the opportunity to participate in the Annual General Meeting.

Benefits of Student Membership:

CAPO is committed to supporting trainee growth, education, and professional development. The following includes some of the ways that CAPO provides support and promotes the success of its student members:

  • Exposure to innovative research, clinical work, and administration and policy work being conducted in the field of psychosocial oncology across Canada and internationally.
  • Access to webinars, other online training content/programs, and a pre-conference student workshop at the annual CAPO conference.
  • A free consultation program (“meet an expert”) where students have the opportunity to be matched with a CAPO Professional Member to meet with at the annual CAPO conference. Students are invited to ask questions and discuss topics of interest.
  • Networking forum to connect with other CAPO student members, expert researchers, and clinicians in psychosocial oncology. These opportunities are of immeasurable benefit for students seeking future educational (e.g. graduate work, collaborative projects, post-doctoral positions), employment, or mentorship opportunities.
  • Opportunities to present research at the annual CAPO conference and eligibility for CAPO student awards (e.g., student poster and oral presentation awards at the CAPO conference).
  • A reduced Student Member rate for registration to attend the annual CAPO conference.
  • Publication opportunities (e.g., CAPO  Digests).
  • Ongoing opportunities to become involved in CAPO standing committees. Student involvement on committees promotes student engagement and representation within CAPO and allows students to gain insight into how the organization works. The following committees support student participation. 
    • Clinical Advisory Committee
    • Education Committee
    • Membership Committee
    • Research Advisory Committee
    • Fundraising Committee
    • Awards Committee
    • Advocacy Committee
    • Exercise and Rehabilitation Special Interest Group
    • Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Special Interest Group

If you have any questions pertaining to student membership, would like more information on any of the above topics, or would like to join a standing committee, please contact the current CAPO Student Liaison: Samar Attieh [email protected]

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Alternatively you can download the membership application, fully complete all sections of the form and send it with payment to the CAPO office (contact information is below).

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Please note that application forms can be faxed if payment is being made by credit card.

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Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)

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Toronto, ON M5A 1S2
P. 416-968-0207
F. 416-968-6818
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