In January, CCSN’s President and CEO, Jackie Manthorne, wrote to all of the health ministers across Canada as part of CCSN’s national “Cancer Can’t Wait” campaign. These letters were written specifically to each provincial Minister of Health, highlighting ongoing concerns of cancer patients in each province. The letters culminate in a call to action for the health care systems of each province to invest in strengthening cancer care – from diagnostic testing to surgeries and other treatments. Finally, almost one month later, the answers are beginning to trickle in, and the responses, to be frank, are little more than a political recognition of having received a letter.
To read the letter written to the health minister in your province as well as their response, visit our Cancer Can’t Wait page. Included in each letter is the email address of the minister, so that you too can add your voice to our group advocating for cancer care in Canada.