Professionally-led online support
groups for Canadians affected by cancer

About Us

Background & History Advisory Group


Facilitators

Cancer Chat at de Souza Institute's facilitators are experienced psychosocial oncology counsellors from all over Canada.

Heather Rennie
Heather Rennie
M.A., M.Sc
Diane Manii
Diane Manii
MSW, RSW
Sara Prins Hankinson
Sara Prins Hankinson
RCAT
Marita Poll
Marita Poll
RCC, M.Ed (Counselling)
Traci Franklin
Traci Franklin
MSW RSW
Deborah McLeod
Deborah McLeod
R.N., Ph.D.
Cathie Dunlop
Cathie Dunlop
Ph.D., DVATI
Grant Rathwell
Grant Rathwell
BA(Psych), MSW, RSW (SK), HSM (dip)
Scott Sellick
Scott Sellick
Ph.D.
Nancy Payeur
Nancy Payeur
MSW, RSW
Elizabeth Payne
Elizabeth Payne
MSW, RSW
Sharon Paulse
Sharon Paulse
MSW, RSW, CCLS

Become an Online Support Facilitator

If you are a professional psychosocial oncology counsellor and would like to become one of our facilitators, please apply by filling out the Facilitator Registration Form. Facilitators must have face to face group experience and be currently employed at a Canadian Cancer Centre.

Counselors, Clinicians, and Researchers

If you are interested in learning more about Cancer Chat at de Souza Institute, please join our email list or contact us.

Please contact us if you would like more information on how to refer your patients to our program.

For clinicians who are interested in helping their clients or patients deal with a palliative diagnosis, the best resource can be found on the professional resource pages of the Canadian Virtual Hospice (CVH). This site also offers an "Ask a Professional" resource where you can submit your questions about palliative care in an online forum.

Professional Development for Health Professionals

de Souza Institute is a well-established leader in providing professional development resources to health care professionals who support patients along the cancer care continuum. Explore how our courses can enrich your practice in oncology and palliative care.


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