Over 50 industrialized countries have outright banned asbestos and Canada refuses to allow its use within our own borders. Still, the federal and Quebec provincial governments continue to prop-up Canadian asbestos mines, promoting and exporting the hazardous product to the developing world where safety regulations often barely exist.
The cosmetic use of pesticides
The award-winning documentary film, A Chemical Reaction is a heart-warming, inspirational, human-interest story about the origin of the natural lawn care movement in Canada, and a powerful tool for individuals and organizations interested in eliminating cosmetic pesticides. To learn more about purchasing the film or licensing it for a screening in your community, please click here.
The Canadian Cancer Society is concerned about increasing levels of cigarette contraband. Cheap illegal cigarettes are encouraging youth smoking.
Family caregivers are the backbone of our healthcare system. The economic value of their work was estimated to be more than $25 billion in 2009. It is time to better support family caregivers.
Access to drugs
Increasingly, costs of cancer-related treatment are being shifted to the patient, leaving many Canadians struggling not only with a diagnosis of cancer but unimaginable financial and emotional stress as well.
The Canadian Cancer Society uses its influence to encourage governments across Canada to adopt public policies that will prevent cancer and help people living with cancer. Use the following links to read about recent advocacy successes.
Our fight for family caregivers
Canadians make history by passing new legislation
Relay For Life and Advocacy
The Society hosts a luncheon for caregivers on Parliament Hill
The Canadian Cancer Society testifies before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health