2021 Webinar Series

The CCSN webinar series is of interest to patients, survivors, family, friends, caregivers, and any member of the community interested in the best possible care and follow-up for cancer patients and survivors.  The impact of volunteering and taking positive action to effect change are important elements in the transition to post-treatment life.

EXCEL: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well

Date held: February 25, 2021

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Attendees will learn about the role of exercise in the cancer care pathway, and the potential benefits from building a habit of moving more. We will also discuss the EXCEL study: EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well, and how it is providing a sustainable exercise and behaviour change program to those living with cancer in rural and remote regions across Canada. Learn what is involved in this exercise research program and how to get involved online now!

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Who Does What in Canada’s Healthcare System

Date held: February 18, 2021

In this webinar:

1) Attendees will be provided with an overview of the structure of our healthcare systems.
2) People will be taken through a review of the Canada Health Act.
3) Everyone will have a better understanding of the intersection between delivery vs. financing in healthcare.

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Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Cancer Patients and their Ability to Receive Treatment – Wave 2

Date held: February 4, 2021

In this webinar, CCSN and Leger presented the results of the COVID-19 and Cancer Care Disruption in Canada Survey – Wave 2.

In May-June, 2020, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) commissioned Leger to conduct a national survey to evaluate the impact that COVID-19 has had on cancer patients, survivors, pre-diagnosis patients, and caregivers. The results of our first survey revealed that the pandemic response has triggered another public health crisis – the postponement and cancellation of essential cancer tests, procedures, and treatments.

CCSN commissioned Leger for a second survey in December, 2020 to evaluate the impact that the suspension of cancer services during the first wave is currently having on those who have been affected by cancer.

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How Government Works in Canada

Date held: January 21, 2021

In this webinar, attendees were provided with an overview of the structure of our federal/provincial governments. People were taken through a review of how citizens can engage our decision-makers and everyone was also given an understanding of the importance of advocacy in the context of elections.

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