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Breast cancer survivors bear brunt of Canadian Cancer Society-Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation merger

Female survivors of breast cancer in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, recently found out their beloved weekend retreat has been cancelled after 20 years of existence. For years, the Women Alike Retreat had been held at the Tim Hortons Children’s Camp facility in the northern Nova Scotia village. With spots open for 80 women, the weekend retreat

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Happy Father’s Day

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all fathers and father figures, especially those who have been diagnosed or are living with cancer. Fathers and father figures play a very important role in the lives of everyone around them, and can be an amazing support system to

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CCSN Meets with Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson

On June 7, 2017, members of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa met with Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa. It was a beautiful day at City Hall to receive the Mayor’s official proclamation declaring June as National Cancer Survivors Month in Ottawa. CCSN’s President and CEO Jackie

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Happy Mother’s Day

A mother can be a lot of things. A mother can be the one that gives you a hug, right after you hear your cancer diagnosis. A mother is the woman at the grocery store with two young children, who’s dealing with her metastatic breast cancer. A mother can be a person who just found

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PEI Becomes Latest Province to Sign New Healthcare Agreement

Last week, Prince Edward Island agreed to a new healthcare accord with the federal government, securing an additional $45.1 million over the next ten years. British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec still remain without a new agreement. When asked about the new accord, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott stated, “They’ve got some great plans

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NT, NU, YT and SK ink new deal with Feds

In the last couple of days, three territorial governments as well as one provincial government have signed separate, bilateral healthcare agreements with the federal government. The Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon and Saskatchewan join New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador as provinces/territories who have signed separate deals in the past month. The breakdowns for

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