Did You Miss our Free Webinar: The Link between Income Inequality and Access to Health(care)

Date held: Thursday, June 27th, 1:00- 2:00 PM EST Presented by: Dr. Ambreen Sayani In this webinar: Many factors influence the ability of individuals to perceive their need for healthcare and to seek appropriate and timely treatment. The focus of this webinar is to describe what we mean by income inequalities and to illustrate how rising levels of income inequality negatively influence the ability of

Catalyst for Change: In Support of the Charitable Sector

Ottawa – The federal government needs to renew its relationship with charities, non-profits and volunteers if it is to sustain good work in the future. In a report released last Thursday, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector details the strategies and regulatory reforms needed to maximize the impact of this sector in communities both here in Canada and around the world. Established in

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Putting Thousands of Women at Risk

The new breast cancer screening guidelines are dangerous, and thousands of Canadian women will die if they are not revised. In December 2018, the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care issued guidelines on breast cancer screening for women of average risk. These guidelines are used by 36,000 family doctors in their interactions with 9 million women aged 40-74. Here’s why they are putting thousands

Mayor’s Proclamation of National Cancer Survivors Month 2019

Cancer survivors, advocates, patients, and caregivers joined CCSN staff at City Hall today for the Mayor’s Proclamation. Mayor Jim Watson officially proclaimed the month of June to be National Cancer Survivors Month. The official Proclamation states that a “cancer survivor is defined as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of their life”. There are over

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Releases 10-Year Roadmap for Cancer Control

Today, a refreshed version of Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control was released to the public. Over 7,500 Canadians, including healthcare leaders, informed five priorities to improve cancer care in our country in the next decade. The Strategy will focus on driving change in urgent areas and facing important challenges. They will have five main priorities: Decrease the risk of people getting cancer Diagnose cancer faster,