The IPODE course is guided by an interprofessional expert panel of CAPO members including psychosocial oncology clinicians, researchers and educators, with oversight from the CAPO Board of Directors. The expert panels also include faculty with expertise in interprofessional education and web-based learning.

CAPO and the IPODE project acknowledges with thanks the financial support received from Health Canada, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the De Souza Institute.



Marianne Arab, MSW, RSW
Manager, Supportive Care
Cancer Care Nova Scotia
[email protected]

Susan Blacker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Adjunct Lecturer
University of Toronto; Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Director, Cancer Services Planning and Performance, St. Michael’s Hospital
[email protected]

Susan Cadell MSW, PhD
School of Social Work
Renison University College
[email protected]

Josée Charlebois, MSW, RSW
Intake coordinator, Psychosocial Oncology Program
Coordonnatrice à l’accueil, Programme d’oncologie psychosociale
The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre / Centre de cancérologie de L’Hôpital d’Ottawa
[email protected]

Geneviève Côté MSW, RSW / MSS, TSI
Oncology Professional Practice Coordinator (Social Work) / Coordonatrice de la pratique professionnelle en oncologie (travail social), The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre / Centre de Cancérologie de L’Hôpital d’Ottawa
[email protected]

Lise Fillion, PhD
Full Professor
Laval University
[email protected]

Delphine Bussières-Genest, M.Ps
Psychologist specialized in sexology
CHUQ / HDQ  psycho-oncology clinic
[email protected]

Karma Guindon, MSW, PhD Student
Wilfred Laurier University
[email protected]

Barbara Jones-Warwick, MSW, PhD Student
Wilfred Laurier University
[email protected]

Leslie McLean, MScN, RN
Project Manager, Capital Health Cancer Care
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University
[email protected]

Deborah McLeod, PhD, RN
Clinician Scientist, Psychosocial Oncology Team (NSCC) QEII Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University
[email protected]

Carole Robinson, PhD, RN
Acting Associate Dean (Post Graduate Studies)
Acting Director, School of Nursing
Faculty of Health and Social Development
UBC Okanagan
[email protected]

John Robinson, PhD, R. Psych. 
Clinical Psychologist, Tom Baker Centre
Adjunct Associate Professor of Oncology and Clinical Psychology
University of Calgary
[email protected]

Lisa Skelding, MSW, RSW
Individual, Sexual & Couple Therapist
Skelding Couple Counselling
(416) 456-0980
[email protected]

Lisa Sutherland, MSW RSW
Palliative Care Social Worker,
End of Life Program, Fraser Health
[email protected]

Jill Taylor-Brown, MSW, RSW
Director, Patient and Family Support Services
Cancer Care Manitoba
[email protected]


University Partners

Atlantic School of Theology (Intro Course PT 3400/ Family Course PT 3410)
Jody Clarke (Spiritual Care)
Academic Dean
[email protected]

Dalhousie University (Intro Course NURS 5894/ Family Course NURS 5897/ Sexuality Course NURS5899) 

Deborah McLeod (Nursing)
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Brenda Richard (Social Work)
Associate Director
[email protected]

University of New Brunswick (Intro Course NURS 6100 and IDST 610/ NURS/IDST 6105)
Karen Tamlyn (Nursing)
Professor & Associate Dean Academic Programs
[email protected]

Université Laval (Intro Course FIS-67392 Oncologie psychosociale interprofessionnelle (Section Z1))
Lise Fillion (Sciences Infirmières)
Professeure titulaire
418-656-2131 poste 3197
[email protected]

University of Toronto (Intro Course AGE1200H/ Family Course AGE1250H)
Doris Howell (Nursing)
Associate Professor
416-946-4501, ext. 3419
[email protected]

Renison University (Intro Course SWK650R/ Family Course SWK651R/ Sexuality Course SWK652R)
Susan Cadell (Social Work)
Associate Professor
519-884-4404, ext. 28612
[email protected]

Univeristy of Windsor (Intro Course 11-63-533 Section 91)
Dale Rajacich
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Wilfrid Laurier (Intro Course SK632G/ Family Course SK632H)

York University (Intro Course PSYC 6477/ NURS 6477)
Karen Fergus (Psychology)
Assistant Professor
416-736-2100, ext. 22986
[email protected]

University of Calgary (Intro Course 601.57/ Family Course 601.56)
Shelley Raffin Bouchal (Nursing)
Associate Dean – Graduate Programs
Associate Professor
[email protected]

University of British Columbia Okanagan (Intro Course HINT502/ Family Course HINT505)
Carole Robinson (Nursing)
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Students from other universities:
You can negotiate credit under the Canadian University Transfer Agreement.