Funding

Special Pricing

Below is a list of available Special Pricing opportunities with the de Souza Institute.

Financial Support for de Souza Nurse / de Souza APN Designation

The de Souza Institute is pleased to support regulated health care professionals who are expanding their skills and knowledge in the area of oncology and palliative/hospice care. Applications for financial support is reviewed following this review process.

Financial support of $1000 will be provided towards the de Souza Nurse clinical fellowship and $2000 towards the de Souza APN clinical fellowship. Details of the fellowship requirements are described under each designation category in the de Souza Designations page.

Continuing Education Financial Support from Other Organizations

Below is a breakdown of funding opportunities by other organizations supporting health care continuing education:

Nurses

  • Nurses may also contact the Canadian Nurses Foundation to see if they qualify for up to $1000 in professional development funds.

Social Workers

Hospice Palliative Care

Nominate a nurse for the CANO/ACIO Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award

This award recognizes a nurse who has consistently demonstrated the highest level of nursing excellence and leadership over the last year. A panel of oncology nursing professionals will assess the award nominations, and the recipient will receive $5,000 towards their further education and professional development. Click here for more information.

Canada Training Credit

The Canada Training Credit is a refundable tax credit that can be used for eligible tuition and fees paid for our courses taken in 2020 and later years. You can find out more about this credit on the Budget 2019 website The Canada Training Benefit or read the FAQ on the Canada.ca website. To qualify for the credit you have to:

  • have filed a tax return for the previous year
  • be at least 26 years of age and less than 65 years of age at the end of the year
  • be resident in Canada
  • have working income of $10,000 or more in the previous year
  • have income in the previous year that does not exceed the top of the third tax bracket ($147,667 in 2019)