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

CCSN Leger Surveys on COVID-19 and Cancer

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.

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!

Read the Report from the 4th Survey

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.