CCSN commissioned Leger to conduct four surveys of Canadian cancer patients, caregivers, and pre-diagnosis patients to find out the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and their access to cancer care. We have collected the main information on the results of all four surveys in one place, including webinars, presentation slides, detailed statistics, and a report on the first three surveys.
CCSN has published a report on the results of its first three surveys of cancer patients, caregivers, and pre-diagnosis patients in Canada, showing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their access to cancer care and their physical and mental well-being. Read the report!
Full Report from the Conference Board of Canada
- Conference Board of Canada – Tomorrow Can’t Wait: Every Canadian Deserves Access to Breakthrough Cancer Treatments
Open Letters to Provinces Regarding Cancer Care During Omicron
- Letter to Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott
- Letter to Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping
- Letter to Nova Scotia Health Minister Michelle Thompson & Response
- Letter to New Brunswick Health Minister Dorothy Shephard & Response
- Letter to Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman
- Letter to Prince Edward Island Health Minister Ernie Hudson
- Letter to Newfoundland and Labrador Health Minister John Haggie & Response
- Letter to Manitoba Health Minister Audrey Gordon & Response
- Letter to British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix
Cancer Can’t Wait: An open letter to all Canadian Government and healthcare decision-makers.
Half of all Canadians will become cancer patients. We need a plan for their care during the next national crisis.
Below is the news release of our Cancer Can’t Wait: Survey on wave 3 reveals COVID-19 continues to disrupt cancer care across Canada that came out on August 26th, 2021.
- Cancer Can’t Wait: Survey on wave 3 reveals COVID-19 continues to disrupt cancer care across Canada
- Cancer Can’t Wait Open Letter – February 4th, 2021
- Cancer Can’t Wait Media Release – February 4th, 2021
- ‘A tsunami of cancer’: The need to ramp up care sidelined by COVID-19 is urgent
- Virtual Care Can Complement, but not Replace in-person Care
- COVID-19 and Mental Health
- CCSN tells provinces to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination of cancer patients to save lives
- CCSN open letter: Cancer patients need prioritization for COVID-19 vaccination
- Letter to Minister Dubé
- Letter to Minister Churchill
CCSN’s Virtual Advocacy Week (VAW) in Ontario
Jackie Manthorne, President & CEO, CCSN
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. CCSN believes that all provinces and territories – including Ontario – must ensure that the sustained provision of essential cancer care is included in any crisis or pandemic planning.