Recommendations Regarding the Development of a New World Health Organization Pandemic Agreement

April 26, 2024 – The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network commends the efforts of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) in developing this important instrument for global health security. CCSN has established a set of recommendations for the Canadian representative on the INB regarding the development of a new WHO Pandemic Agreement. While the draft Agreement outlines robust measures for pandemic preparedness and response, CCSN identifies a

Our Long-COVID Survey Still Needs Your Input

Alarm bells are sounding around Long-COVID and the impact it has had to our healthcare system and our country as a whole. While study of the condition is limited, we here at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network want you to help us understand its impact on cancer patients. We have had an outpouring of support already. People from all across the country have been telling

We are becoming concerned about Long COVID

While the drumbeat news about COVID-19 can be overwhelming, a new aspect of the pandemic is coming to light that is giving us here at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network some concern. Initially, the public thought that COVID-19 was a one-off virus. You get it, and two weeks or so after infection, you’re in the clear, like any common cold. But sometimes, even if you

CCSN Writes Open Letters to Provincial Health Ministers

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to wreak havoc on our healthcare systems across the country and seemingly neglecting cancer patients and their needs. As part of the national “Cancer Can’t Wait” campaign being spearheaded by the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, CCSN President and CEO Jackie Manthorne has written open letters to all of the Health Ministers across Canada. These letters are written specifically to each

Cancer Can’t Wait! Pan-Canadian Virtual Action Weeks on Cancer & COVID-19 Update

Despite ever-increasing rates of immunization against COVID-19, the pandemic is by no means over – least of all for cancer patients. CCSN’s third survey on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care showed that even over a year after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, cancer patients across Canada were still waiting for delayed appointments and procedures. CCSN has met with politicians from eight provinces in our series of Pan-Canadian Virtual Action Weeks to share the results of our third survey, with the goal of ensuring that the needs of cancer patients during the pandemic are not overlooked.