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  • Success stories - Canadian Cancer Society
    a cancer survivor and my 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 Advocating for cancer patients Our staff and volunteers meet with elected officials from local provincial and national governments to persuade them to make the fight against cancer one of their top priorities Learn More Success stories The Canadian Cancer Society encourages governments across Canada to adopt public policies that will prevent cancer and help people living with cancer Read about some recent advocacy successes below Support for Canada s family caregivers Family caregivers are the backbone of our healthcare system providing unpaid care estimated at over 25 billion for 2009 Most family caregivers have annual incomes of less than 45 000 and most are women Family caregivers often become financially physically and emotionally overwhelmed The Canadian Cancer Society has been advocating for better support for caregivers for more than 10 years and has called for a national caregivers strategy Our targeted political advocacy efforts have had significant success including these actions by the federal government January 2009 passed the Fairness for the Self Employed Act allowing self employed workers to receive compassionate care benefits if they pay into the Employment Insurance program February 2012 announced the Family Caregiver Tax Credit allowing caregivers to claim a caregiver amount on their tax return August 2012 introduced a new Employment Insurance benefit for parents of critically ill children under 18 years old allowing caregivers to claim up to 35 weeks of EI benefits Moving forward We will continue to work on minimizing financial burden and to ensure that all Canadians have access to the right care in the right place by the right person including good palliative care Asbestos All forms of asbestos cause cancer The Canadian Cancer Society has long called for all levels of Canadian government to adopt a comprehensive strategy addressing all aspects of asbestos We worked to make asbestos an election issue during the Quebec provincial election in summer 2012 and 3 out of 4 major parties promised to oppose the asbestos industry if elected In September 2012 the newly elected provincial government in Quebec cancelled a loan guarantee to the asbestos industry As a result of this action the federal government announced it would no longer oppose including chrysotile asbestos in the Rotterdam Convention s list of hazardous substances Moving forward The Society is urging the federal government to adopt a comprehensive strategy to address all aspects of the asbestos issue including immediately setting a clear timetable for phasing out the use and export of asbestos implementing a national surveillance system to track health outcomes of people who have been exposed to asbestos creating a public registry of buildings that contain asbestos providing transition support for affected communities including chrysotile on the Rotterdam Convention s Prior Informed Consent list Tobacco control The Canadian Cancer Society has been at the

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/success-stories/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • What you can do - Canadian Cancer Society
    screening Finding cancer early Screening Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages What you can do Success stories Local priorities Tobacco control Indoor tanning Drug shortages Asbestos What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What you can do What we are doing Success stories What you can do Contact your legislator Issues you can act on Using social media to defeat cancer We ve gained new knowledge about lung cancer and it s making a difference Read Dr Ming Sound Tsao 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 Support from someone who has been there The Canadian Cancer Society s peer support program is a telephone support service that matches cancer patients and their caregivers with specially trained volunteers Learn More What you can do Changing public policy is one of the most effective tools for preventing cancer and helping those living with and beyond cancer The best way

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-you-can-do/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve, says Canadian Cancer Society
    shortages Asbestos What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Canadian Cancer Society For media Media releases National 2014 New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Canadian Cancer Society Fighting since 1938 Our mission A message from our chair Our research Our people Careers Our partnerships Ethical fundraising Resource publications Nationwide strategic plan Annual report Financial statements For media Media releases British Columbia and Yukon National Public service announcements News Newsletter signup Contact us New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Canadian Cancer Society 30 September 2014 Ottawa The Canadian Cancer Society says that flavoured tobacco regulations announced late Monday close one loophole but fall short of what the federal government can and should be doing to protect young Canadians from an urgent health risk The new federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Rob Cunningham Senior Policy Analyst Canadian Cancer Society We re glad to see the government close a five year old loophole on flavoured cigarillos but the government should have done more Flavoured tobacco is tobacco with training wheels adds Cunningham Tobacco products are addictive and poisonous and should not be sold in fruit candy and other appealing flavours Flavoured tobacco makes it too easy for youth to experiment with and become addicted to tobacco which is of tremendous concern Despite Canada wide data showing that 50 of youth tobacco users use flavoured products the new restrictions announced by Health Minister Rona Ambrose apply only to cigarillos just one of several tobacco products used by youth The new federal regulations do not in any way address the 29 of high school student smokers who smoke menthol nor those who smoke flavoured water pipe tobacco hookah those who consume flavoured chewing tobacco nor those who consume various other tobacco products Among the missing measures of particular importance is a ban on menthol cigarettes adds Cunningham Menthol is the most popular flavour among youth Menthol reduces the harshness of cigarette smoke for youth and makes it easier for kids to smoke The European Union is implementing a ban on menthol cigarettes that will apply to all 28 EU countries The absence of comprehensive federal regulations reinforces the need for strong provincial legislation as soon as possible to ban all flavours in all tobacco products The annual meeting of federal provincial and territorial health ministers begining in Banff Alberta on Tuesday September 30 provides provincial and territorial health ministers the opportunity to take a strong stand on flavoured tobacco Alberta has legislation awaiting proclamation that bans flavours in all tobacco products Ontario is preparing to reintroduce a bill that was not passed prior to the provincial election Other provinces including Quebec and Nova Scotia have announced they are considering legislation to ban flavoured tobacco In Canada many tobacco products remain heavily flavoured with flavours such

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  • Newsletter signup - Canadian Cancer Society
    well Interactive prevention tool Smoking and tobacco Nutrition and fitness Alcohol Sun 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 Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Newsletter signup Media releases New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Canadian Cancer Society What you can do Success stories Local priorities Tobacco control Indoor tanning Drug shortages Asbestos Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Canadian Cancer Society Newsletter signup Fighting since 1938 Our mission A message from our chair Our research Our people Careers Our partnerships Ethical fundraising Resource publications Nationwide strategic plan Annual report Financial statements For media News Newsletter signup Contact us I m lucky I can spend more time with my grandchildren thanks to the Society and its volunteers Read Louise s story Links to help you Top Canadian Cancer Society funded research stories of 2013 What is cancer Cancer myths and controversies Clinical trials

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  • Face Off Against Cancer BC - Canadian Cancer Society
    Interactive prevention tool Smoking and tobacco Nutrition and fitness Alcohol Sun 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 Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Face Off Against Cancer BC Recently viewed pages Face Off Against Cancer BC Newsletter signup Media releases New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Canadian Cancer Society What you can do Success stories Local priorities Tobacco control Indoor tanning Drug shortages Select the text below and copy the link A A A October 18 2014 8 30 am 6 00 pm Delta Planet Ice 10388 Nordel Court Delta British Columbia V4G 1J7 The Canadian Cancer Society Face Off Against Cancer is a charity hockey tournament that takes the fight against cancer to the ice The name of the game is fun but serious money is raised to support the Society s mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life for people living with the disease Read more about the

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  • Kickin Cancer Bronco Lottery - Canadian Cancer Society
    Statistics publication What is a risk factor How to reduce cancer risk Cancer research Support services Support and services How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Accommodation Camp Goodtimes Wigs and prosthesis Resources Publications Research we are doing Prevention screening Live well Interactive prevention tool Smoking and tobacco Nutrition and fitness Alcohol Sun 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 Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Kickin Cancer Bronco Lottery Prince George Motors fundraiser with all proceeds to the Society Camp Goodtimes October 18 2014 Ticket to be drawn at 10pm at CN Centre 1331 Central Street Prince George British Columbia V2M 3E2 79 Ford Bronco Appraised value 79 500 Tickets 20 available at Prince George Motors or online https www facebook com PrinceGeorgeMotors Further information contact Marjo at 250 564 0885 Proceeds from this event to

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  • Fighting since 1938 - Canadian Cancer Society
    an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Fighting since 1938 Kickin Cancer Bronco Lottery Face Off Against Cancer BC Newsletter signup Media releases New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Canadian Cancer Society What you can do Success stories Local priorities Tobacco control Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Canadian Cancer Society Fighting since 1938 Fighting since 1938 Our mission A message from our chair Our research Our people Careers Our partnerships Ethical fundraising Resource publications Nationwide strategic plan Annual report Financial statements For media News Newsletter signup Contact us A sharper imaging method for cancer diagnosis Read more Links to help you Top Canadian Cancer Society funded research stories of 2013 What is cancer Cancer myths and controversies Clinical trials we are funding Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Success stories Ways to volunteer How your donations help Celebrating cancer survivors at Relay For Life For cancer survivors the Canadian Cancer Society provides a unique opportunity to celebrate their courage in the fight against cancer During hundreds of Relay For Life events across the country thousands of survivors join together for the Survivors Victory Lap Learn More Our history The Canadian Cancer Society was officially formed in 1938 but the seeds for the Society were planted back in 1929 when the Saskatchewan Medical Association formed the country s first cancer committee This committee responded to growing concern by doctors that people were not aware of the signs of cancer By the time people consulted a doctor their cancer was advanced and their chances for survival were decreased Cancer committees in other provincial medical associations followed and in 1931 the Canadian Medical Association s National Study Committee on Cancer was formed In 1935 the Governor General of Canada invited Canadians to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the coronation of George V by donating to the King George V Silver Jubilee Cancer Fund The campaign successfully raised almost 500 000 by the end of the year In 1937 the National Study Committee recommended the formation of the Canadian Society for the Control of Cancer and this new organization was officially launched the following year We changed our name to the Canadian Cancer Society a few years later During our early years we received most of our income from an annual grant from the Canadian Medical Association based on the interest of the King George V Silver Jubilee Fund In 1947 the National Cancer Institute of Canada now the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute was formed through an agreement between the Canadian Cancer Society and the Department of National Health and Welfare Since

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  • Our mission, vision and values - Canadian Cancer Society
    For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Our mission Fighting since 1938 Kickin Cancer Bronco Lottery Face Off Against Cancer BC Newsletter signup Media releases New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Canadian Cancer Society What you can do Success stories Local priorities Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Canadian Cancer Society Our mission Fighting since 1938 Our mission A message from our chair Our research Our people Careers Our partnerships Ethical fundraising Resource publications Nationwide strategic plan Annual report Financial statements For media News Newsletter signup Contact us Every day I see cancer patients and their stories motivate me to continue searching for cancer solutions Read Alexandra s story Links to help you Top Canadian Cancer Society funded research stories of 2013 What is cancer Cancer myths and controversies Clinical trials we are funding Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Success stories Ways to volunteer How your donations help 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 Our mission vision and values Mission The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer Vision Creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer Values These serve as guidelines for

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/our-mission/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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