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  • Volunteer opportunities - Canadian Cancer Society
    hero Read Kayleigh s story Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More Volunteer opportunities We have more impact against more cancers in more communities than any other cancer charity in Canada To volunteer in your community apply online or print and complete our volunteer application form Return the form to your nearest local Society office We will review your application and contact you to discuss current opportunities Current volunteer opportunities Relay For Life committee co chair Edmonton About Relay For Life The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is an opportunity for Edmontonians to take a stand in the fight against cancer By helping organizing and plan Relay For Life Edmonton 2015 you and other volunteers will be providing the community the opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer remember loved ones lost and empower people to fight back Position description The Leadership Co Chairs will work with the Canadian Cancer Society Staff to help provide leadership guidance and support to the Relay For Life Edmonton 2015 Planning Committee You will Co Chair the committee meetings oversee and delegate tasks to various committee chairs to maximize the event s potential Skills and experience Proven leadership communication and organizational skills Ability to motivate and lead volunteers and engage event stakeholders Ability to develop and execute strategy around event growth and potential Comfortable with public speaking presentations and networking Project management and fundraising event experience an asset Benefits and recognition Be an integral part of the Canadian Cancer Society team making a difference in lives of people who have been impacted by cancer Build on your key leadership and mentorship skills Build your resume Receive coaching and mentorship from the Canadian Cancer Society staff Deliverables duties Leadership Collaborate with staff partner committee chairs and sub committees to set Relay For Life goals and implement execution plans to achieve these goals Work with Relay For Life Committee and staff partner to plan and coordinate regular Leadership Committee meetings including agendas minutes and action items Serve as event spokesperson year round at public and media events Adhere to Society policies and procedures and ensures Society standards are met Relationship management Work with staff partner to build and manage key community relationships Take a lead role in stewarding teams survivors volunteers and sponsors to promote event retention Event oversight Monitor event progress against plan and takes proactive corrective measures if required Work with staff partner to maintain event revenue and expense budgets Discuss funds being spent on rental items or items being purchased with Staff Partner to ensure they fit in the budget and are necessary for the event Volunteer management Work with staff partner to

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/volunteering/application-form/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What we are doing - Canadian Cancer Society
    Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Awareness weeks and months Golf Fore the Cure Online and door to door canvassing Jail N Bail Harvest of Hope Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Boosting the immune system to stop the spread of cancer Read more Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us Help for smokers trying to quit It s okay to need help to quit smoking The Canadian Cancer Society is here to support people who are ready to quit and even those people who aren t ready Learn More How we take action The Canadian Cancer Society believes that working with government and legislators to bring about healthy public policies is a vital part of the fight against cancer We do this by taking a stand on important cancer issues raising Canadians awareness and understanding about these issues influencing government to

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Asbestos in buildings - Canadian Cancer Society
    Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Asbestos What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Awareness weeks and months Golf Fore the Cure Online and door to door canvassing Jail N Bail Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Asbestos What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do There are so many things that need doing If you have the energy and the time you can make a world of difference Read Roxanne s story Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/asbestos/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Drug shortages - Canadian Cancer Society
    myths and controversies Early detection and screening Finding cancer early Screening Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Drug shortages Asbestos What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Awareness weeks and months Golf Fore the Cure Online and door to door canvassing Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Drug shortages What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do I m most proud of the collective commitment of everyone who works at Paladin to make a difference in this world Read Ashley s story Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us In the past year our Cancer Information Service helped 56 000 Canadians over 1 million have received assistance since

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/drug-shortages/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Indoor tanning - Canadian Cancer Society
    For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Indoor tanning Drug shortages Asbestos What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Awareness weeks and months Golf Fore the Cure Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Indoor tanning What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do The Innovation Grant program really allows researchers to identify grants that would be best characterized as crazy but not stupid Read more Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us On average over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day Learn More Indoor tanning Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer but it s also one of the most preventable Exposure to UV rays whether from the sun s rays tanning beds or sun lamps increases the risk for non melanoma and melanoma skin cancers There is no safe way to get a tan To reduce your risk of getting skin cancer do not use artificial tanning equipment such as tanning beds or sun lamps Indoor tanning and young people Because indoor tanning is especially harmful to young people the Canadian Cancer Society believes that People under the age of 18 should not be allowed by law to use indoor tanning equipment Indoor tanning advertising aimed at people under the age of 18 should be banned What needs to happen Federal provincial and territorial governments should regulate the indoor tanning industry by requiring the registration of tanning beds and sun lamps licensing of staff and regular inspection of equipment and premises Tanning equipment should be labelled in a way that clearly explains the health risks The indoor tanning industry must stop using misleading phrases such as safe no harmful rays no adverse effects or similar wording Indoor tanning legislation in Alberta Prohibiting youth use of artificial tanning equipment and regulating artificial tanning industry marketing aimed at youth will help protect Alberta children from the harmful effects of indoor tanning Background Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer It is also one of the most preventable One in every three cancers diagnosed worldwide is a skin cancer 80 90 of which are caused by ultraviolet UV radiation Skin cancer is rising at an alarming rate in Canada with indoor tanning

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/indoor-tanning/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Vote for Health - Canadian Cancer Society
    and UV Vitamin D Healthy habits for families Be aware Family genetics Artificial hormones Viruses and bacteria Harmful substances and environmental risks Staying informed about environmental risks Cancer myths and controversies Early detection and screening Finding cancer early Screening Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Vote for Health Indoor tanning Drug shortages Asbestos What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Awareness weeks and months Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Vote for Health What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do I m a practising oncologist and fully aware of the concerns my patients have and the difficulties they have to go through Read Eshwar s story Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/vote-for-health-ab/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Tobacco control - Canadian Cancer Society
    page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Tobacco control Vote for Health Indoor tanning Drug shortages Asbestos What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Tobacco control What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Cigarette package health warnings Current issues History of tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Cancer is something that touches all of us in one way or another That s why I got involved Read Jonathan s story Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us Funding lifesaving clinical trials The Canadian Cancer Society is funding lifesaving clinical trials that give people with cancer access to the newest types of treatment Learn More Why tobacco control is important Tobacco use is the number 1 cause of preventable disease and death in Canada and causes 37 000 Canadian

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/tobacco-control/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Compassionate care leave - Canadian Cancer Society
    A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Compassionate care leave What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Candy flavoured tobacco study influences government policy Read more Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us We fund research The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada Learn More Compassionate care leave Family caregiver job protection Living with cancer is a tremendous burden for any family to endure Family caregivers must have easy and timely access to supports and services they need when providing care for an ill or dying loved one at home Job protected leave for family caregivers will help alleviate the burden placed on families providing care and will help improve the quality of life for Albertans suffering with advanced cancer Family caregivers Family caregivers are the backbone of the healthcare system and play an integral role in the healthcare continuum providing a great deal of unpaid care estimated at more than 25 billion in 2009 Family caregivers take on the duty of providing care for an ill or dying loved one at great cost to themselves personally financially and in terms of their own health and well being In addition to psychological emotional spiritual and personal care family caregivers may provide medical care such as administration of medications and injections as well as services and care coordination They carry out all of these responsibilities under great stress and concern for their loved one in an environment where they typically have little support from healthcare professionals Caring for a loved one in the advanced stages of cancer or other disease can also mean assuming the cost of some prescription and non prescription medications nutritional supplements hygienic products dressings adapted devices such as special beds and other furniture transportation and parking related to medical appointments among many other related requirements In practice a caregiver s out of pocket burden can be over 1 000 a month and this does not include the lost income related to absence from work in order to provide care A family caregiver loses approximately 23 of their workable hours to provide care and support which can result in lost wages In 2009 for new cancer cases the estimated wage loss was 3 18 billion Given Alberta s growing and aging population more and more Albertans will be faced with caring for an ill or dying family member Taking on such an important job should be made easier through the implementation of job protected leave for family caregivers in Alberta Compassionate Care Leave in Alberta On February 1 2014 Albertans will have access to eight weeks of unpaid job protected leave from work in order to care for a seriously ill family member Alberta

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/compassionate-care-leave-ab/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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