The Canadian healthcare system has a variety of moving parts, it is crucial to stay up-to-date as well as informed on how we can positively impact cancer care in the country.
This section provides information on current issues in Canada surrounding health care and cancer, as well as opportunities to get involved in improving cancer care in our healthcare system. If you have any questions or want to get involved in our efforts, please contact us!
What Cancer Patients Should Know About COVID-19
Read this article for information on what COVID-19 is, how it spreads, and how the pandemic affects cancer patients and cancer care.
A Seat at the Table
The objective of the Seat at the Table program is to increase the number of informed cancer patients, survivors and caregivers sitting on cancer and other healthcare boards, committees and research peer review committees where decisions are being made about cancer diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment and research funding.
All-Party Cancer Caucuses
- Ontario All-Party Cancer Caucus – November 22, 2017
- Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus – March 21, 2018
- Alberta All-party Cancer Caucus – May 8th, 2018
- Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus – November 29, 2018
- Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus- May 30, 2019
- Alberta All-party Cancer Caucus – October 29, 2019
- Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus – December 5, 2019
Drug Pricing Policy in Canada
- Drug Pricing Policy Summits
- Resources for Drug Pricing Policy in Canada
- Drug Pricing Policy Learning Events for Patient Organizations
Provide your feedback by participating in surveys and research studies and make a difference.
Protect Our Access
The federal government has proposed new regulations that threaten your access to life-saving medicines. These changes mean fewer life-changing medicines available to us. It will force Canadians to leave the country for better medical care—if they can afford it. Read more and learn how you can make a difference!
A list of current & time-sensitive topics.
- New US Clinical Trial Seeks to Find New Treatment Option for TIPN
- Help Eliminate Cervical Cancer in Canada
- Participate in a Study Examining Physical Activity & Well-Being in Cancer Survivors
- Help the WHO Test and Improve the MedSafe App!
- Help Shape Policy Change for the Prevention of Mitochondrial Diseases in Canada
- Sign the Petition to Reject Dangerous Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
- Building A Voice for Primary Liver Cancer Patients & Caregivers in Canada
- HHS discloses issue with a specific type of radiation therapy at the Juravinski Cancer Centre
- Inside Trials Study – UBC seeks to interview those who have taken part in a trial of a prescription drug
- ON & QC Volunteers Needed for Study on Self-Care After Cancer
- Share Your Cancer Story With CCSN!
- Share Your Thoughts: Help KCA Uncover Unmet Needs In Kidney Cancer/RCC
- Sleep Study in Prostate Cancer Patients
Were Fewer Cancer Drugs Approved in 2019?
Pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review reports in 2019: Has there been a reduction in positive recommendations? Read the full report.
Healthcare professional involvement
Are you a healthcare professional looking for opportunities to become involved in cancer organizations? Learn more
New Normal Same Cancer
Oncologists worldwide are concerned about the disruptions COVID-19 has caused to cancer treatments. When the world stopped, cancer didn’t. Don’t wait. Get checked!
COVID-19 & CancerCantWait Campaign
We all agree that cancer can’t wait – it can’t be cancelled or postponed. And yet, COVID-19 has forced significant delays and cancellations of cancer care, triggering another public health crisis in our country. Read more about our Cancer Can’t Wait campaign and Advocacy week in Ontario.
CCSN Webinar Series
- Upcoming Free Webinars
- CCSN 2021 webinar series
- CCSN 2020 webinar series
- CCSN 2019 webinar series
- CCSN 2018 webinar series
- CCSN 2017 webinar series
- CCSN 2016 webinar series
- CCSN 2015 webinar series
- Thank you
- What is Advocacy?
- Send a Letter Now!
- How can you improve cancer care or healthcare for yourself?
- Working with the media
- Advocacy Resources
CCSN Election Campaigns
During election campaigns, we work with patients and survivors to frame questions about cancer care and healthcare issues nationally or in their province or territory. Once questions are prepared, we send them to all political parties and to all candidates for these parties. Responses are then shared on our website as well as through our blog and social media. Click to view past election campaign questions.
Companion Diagnostics in Canada
- CCSN Brief to the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare
- CCSN Voices Support of Pharmacare Council Interim Report
- Pharmacare Education and Resources
- Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for All Canadians
- Pharmacare Reports and Statements
- Final Report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (June 2019)
Legislative Receptions in Ontario
Click to view past receptions held at Queen’s Park.