Susan Blacker

BSW (UWO– King’s College), MSW (University of Toronto)
Adjunct Professor

Susan Blacker is the Director of Cancer Services Planning and Performance at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is also appointed as the Quality Co-Lead and status-only Lecturer, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.

Susan has been a recognized leader within the field of social work in palliative care for more than 15 years. Her experience includes clinical care, teaching and program development. She has participated in a number of regional and national palliative care projects in both Canada and the United States over the past decade, including being a founding board member of the Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care Network. Her interests include interprofessional education and development of palliative care programs in the acute care setting.