Cancer Can’t Wait: Covid-19 Disruption of Cancer Care

Thrown Under the Bus! Disruption of cancer care in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

Open Letters to Provinces Regarding Cancer Care During Omicron

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.



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.