Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every September, we raise awareness to change this for a brighter future.


To honour health care professionals, annual awards of excellence are offered through the Neuroscience and Psychosocial Oncology professional associations.

CAPO Award

Award for Excellence in Psychosocial Oncology

This annual award is presented to a member of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) CAPO Logoto acknowledge the important work of psychosocial oncology professionals. CAPO members are invited to submit abstracts, for the annual CAPO conference. Abstracts may reflect clinical practice, education or research related to the neuro-oncology population.

Award Amount: $1,500.00 (along with a framed recognition certificate)

2021 Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 winners, an amazing team of nursing students from the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University for their work on the Sibling Support Project.

Left to right: students Aviva Wang, Leah Tracey, Nilani Thuraisingham, Sydney Wasserman and Thomas_Saikaley and graphic artist Mégane Pépin


Previous winners:

Winner 2020: Mehak Stokoe
Winner 2019: Maureen Parkinson, BC Cancer Agency
Winner 2018: Leandra Desjardins, SickKids
Winner 2017: Tom Hack
Winner 2016: Mark Collins
Winner 2015: Dr. Douglas Ozier, Dr. Matias Mariani, and Maureen Parkinson
Winner 2014: Dr. Douglas Ozier
Winner 2013: Dr. Matias Mariani
Winner 2012: Maureen Parkinson
Winner 2011: Dr. Matias Mariani
Winner 2010: Dr. Kim Edelstein
Winner 2009: Dr. Robert Olson
Winner 2008: Guy Pelletier & Tracy Wormsbecker

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