C17 Education

As a highly specialized area pediatric oncology has specific requirements for the training of professionals able to deliver care according to accepted standards and guidelines. Educational programs – both for recent graduates and experienced health professionals – are an essential component of efforts to ensure that there are adequate resources delivering high quality care across the country.

We develop, organize and promote educational research and training opportunities, tools, and materials that will support health professionals in delivering a high quality national pediatric hematology and oncology and stem cell transplantation service across Canada.


The C17 Education Committee, with funding from the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation and the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, administers the C17 Education Grant and the C17 Norma Auger Education Fund to qualified applicants.

C17 Norma Auger Education Fund Application

The Pediatric Oncology Education Materials website is being developed as a Canadian pediatric oncology e-learning resource by Dr. Karen Goddard, with help from numerous pediatric oncology educators from across Canada.

They are currently looking for feedback about the site and would like to know how useful this resource would be in your practice, either as an educator or learner, how you think it could be improved. As your input is very important and much appreciated, please feel free to contact the C17 office in you have any feedback, comments, and/our suggestions. Thank you very much for your help.

C17 Education Presentations

Psychosocial Needs Distress of AYA Oncology Patients-Andrea Johnson

Recipients of C17 Education Research Grants

Professional Skills Development: A program to develop intrinsic CanMEDS competencies for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellows

Implementation and Early Evaluation of the Beanstalk Program on the Haematology/Oncology/BMT Program at SickKids

The Gordon Neufeld Approach: Making Sense of Children

Late Effects: After Therapy for Childhood Cancer

Physiotherapy in Oncology  

The physical therapy treatment of children with rotationplasty: BCCH’s experience  

Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Health Management

User-centered Design Approach to the Development and Feasibility Testing of a Smartphone App to Support Real-Time Pain Management for Adolescents with Cancer

Considering Adolescent Oncology Voice in Knowledge Mobilization: Implications for Practice

Finding The Goldilocks Zone For Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) Oncology

Pediatric Oncology Exercise Manual (Poem): An Evidence-Based Physical Activity Guideline for Children with Cancer

The Hospital at Home Program

PHOELIX Exam Results



C17 Education Grant Awardees


Identification of educational and infrastructural barriers to prompt antibiotic administration for children with cancer with febrile neutropenia.

  • Sumit Gupta, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • $2400

An inter-professional team orientation experience.

  • Ashley Kattlus, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • $1910


Revisiting medicine education: Enabling pediatric cancer patients as medicine users

  • Tamara MacDonald, IWK Health Centre
  • $9500

Safe Handling and Administration of the Home Chemotherapy: Information for the Caregiver

  • Tracey Taylor, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • $10,000 


Implementation and Evaluation of the Beanstalk Program on the Haematology/Oncology/BMT Program at SickKids

  • Janine Piscione, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • $7500

Professional Skills Development:  A program to develop non medical expert CanMEDS roles for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellows

  • Marta Wilejto, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • $3032


Impact of school visits on siblings of children with cancer

  • Isabelle Sjoberg, CHEO
  • $10,176

Inuit Children's Book about Cancer

  • Patricia McCarthy, CHEO
  • $10,000 


E-learning resources for childhood cancer survivors and their families: A collaboration with the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Society of BC

  • Karen Goddard, UBC
  • $9,996.37

A National Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Laboratory Education Resource

  • Meera Rayar, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • $10,000



C17 Education Co-Chairs:

Dr. Bev Wilson
Stollery Children's Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta
Ms. Monica Kaszycki
London Health Sciences
London, Ontario