We have made a number of suggestions to the federal government to improve cancer care across the country.
We have made the recommendations as part of the government’s pre-budget consultations. The federal government put out a call in June for Canadians to convey their priorities for the upcoming budget next year.
Among our recommendations is for the government to allocate funding for not-for-profits to hire researchers and conduct outreach activities for cancer patients and caregivers. We are also recommending an increase to both the Disability Tax Benefit and the Canada Health Transfer, ensure equitable access to take-home cancer drugs, expand breast cancer screening guidelines, and to create a national cancer patient navigation system.
To read our recommendations in full, click here.