About CAPhO

At the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO), you will be able to meet colleagues, exchange views, post professional papers, find oncology pharmacy resources, complete continuing education courses, locate contacts in other provinces, and much more.


As a member directed association, CAPhO promotes, supports and advances oncology pharmacy practice. 


CAPhO is the recognized leader of oncology pharmacy in Canada.


Quality - excellence in the provision of safe and effective oncology pharmacy services to oncology patients in Canada.

Inclusivity and accountability to members - pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy assistants involved in oncology pharmacy services, working in any pharmacy setting.

Collaboration and engagement - with health care providers, patients and other organizations.

Knowledge advancement and innovation - professional development through mentorship, education and research.


CAPhO is an incorporated member funded Society. CAPhO’s Constitution and Bylaws provide the framework for the association.

The CAPhO Board of Directors is comprised of oncology pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy assistants and other health care professionals from across Canada.

CAPhO 2020Strategic Plan

CAPhO is working towards creating a strategic plan to make the association even better. In 2015, a membership survey (member viewing only) was conducted from which five strategic priorities were identified:

  1.     Lead the development of a recognized oncology specialization for pharmacists and technicians.
  2.     Expand innovative educational opportunities in pursuit of excellence in practice.
  3.     Build an advocacy program to represent and advance the interests of members.
  4.     Deliver value through continual assessment, understanding, and response to members' needs.
  5.     Engage members and advance the field of oncology pharmacy.

View the CAPhO 2020 Strategic Plan diagram with an overview of the five goals and corresponding objectives to see what CAPhO has planned in the upcoming years. 
Visit the News and Events page to stay up to date on the development of the strategic plan: 


CAPhO’s communication is predominately in English. We work to meet the needs of our French-speaking members by providing a website that has a translate function.