Canadian Cancer Survivor Network hosts 4th annual Ontario Legislative Reception!

Ottawa, ON – September 16, 2015 – CCSN was honored to welcome Premier Kathleen Wynne and leader of the Ontario NDP Andrea Horwath to our annual legislative reception, which was held at Queen's Park in Toronto. This event highlighted the challenges faced by prostate cancer patients and their families and the increasing number of treatment options that provide a good quality of life while living with this disease.

The event was once again hosted by Ann Hoggarth, MPP for Barrie, who opened the event. She was followed by Stuart Edmonds, VP of Prostate Cancer Canada, who spoke about access to medication as well as PSA testing.

He was followed by 3 prostate cancer survivors: David Brittain from Ottawa, Paul Henshall from Brampton, and Mike Preston from Toronto. The 3 men each told stories about their personal journies with cancer and how they triumphed over their disease. 

(LEFT – Jackie Manthorne, CCSN President & CEO, with Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.)

Other keynote speakers included: 

  • John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South, who provided remarks on behalf of Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. 
  • Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, who said a few words on behalf of the Ontario PC party.
  • France Gelinas, MPP for Nickel Belt, and NDP Critic for Health and Long-Term Care.

CCSN was also happy to welcome representatives of many other groups to the legislative reception, including Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Lung Cancer Canada, and Prostate Cancer Canada.

We would like to thank both Janssen and Astellas for their support of this reception.

More photos from the event can be found below or on our Facebook page!