Jackie Manthorne, BA, BEd, is President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, a national network of patients, families, survivors, friends, community partners and sponsors. Its mission is to work together by taking action to promote the very best standard of care, support, follow-up and quality of life for patients and survivors. It aims to educate the public and policy makers about cancer and encourage research on ways to alleviate barriers to optimal cancer care in Canada.
Manthorne is currently Lay-Reader-in-Training at St. Martin’s Anglican Church in the Diocese of Ottawa and is studying towards a B.Th. at Thorneloe University, which is part of the Laurentian University federation and affiliated with the Anglican Church of Canada. She is on the Board of Directors of Beechwood Cemetery, the national cemetery of Canada, which, in addition to being home of the National Military Cemetery, the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery and the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery, is the final resting place for over 75,000 Canadians from all walks of life and of all religious affiliations.
Manthorne was President and CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Network for 12 years. She was a representative on the Global Metastatic Breast Cancer Advocacy Board; a member of the Episodic Disabilities Network; an external reviewer for Health Canada’s Population Health Fund and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Chapter; a judge on the Radio Science Programs Panel and the Annual Book Award of Science Writers & Communicators Canada; and a member of the Project Advisory Group of the Ovarian Cancer Information Project.
Manthorne was also national administrator of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts; executive director of the Canadian Centre for International PEN (PEN Canada) and is a director of www.womencan.ca. She was the 2017 recipient of the Jack Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN).