Breast Cancer Action Quebec (formerly Breast Cancer Action Montreal) advocates for breast cancer prevention and the elimination of environmental toxins linked to the disease. We work to empower people to make the societal changes needed to stop the disease before it starts.

BCAM

Projects

FemmeToxic's goal is to educate young Canadian women about the potential dangers of cosmetics ingredients and provide people with the tools they need to create personal change and to influence national legislative reform. Refuse to be “toxified”! Demand safer cosmetics!

Prevention and Action against Cancer and Toxicants
The PACT project is an education and mobilization project for Quebec community groups with the goals of sensitizing them to the dangers of toxicants in consumer products.

3i

3I: Influence, Initiate, Impact is created to address the leadership component of FemmeToxic by working with five young women's community groups in and around Montreal. 3I will help promote young women's leadership in community, civic and political actions. This is an exciting opportunity for us to work with young leaders!

Hands off my Hormones! Take a Stand against Endocrine Disruptors: Campaign launched to inform people of the disastrous, multiple effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on human health. Studies have shown them to be linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer and other chronic illnesses. They are ubiquitous; found in cosmetics, cleaners, canned foods and cars.

What's happening

Two important new articles on environmental causes of cancer

Nature, Heidi Ledford, Dec. 16, 2015

Cancer studies clash over mechanisms of malignancy. Debate surrounds relative importance of environmental and intrinsic factors.

 

 

 

The New York Times, Nicolas Kristof, Nov. 29, 2015

"In the 1950s, researchers were finding that cigarettes caused cancer, but the political system lagged in responding. Now the same thing is happening with toxic chemicals. "

 

 

 

 

Dec 17 2015 - 3:34pm

Forum public: Le corps comme territoire. Interventions, identité, image et dépendance.

If you are in the Eastern Townships, here is an event that might interest you.

Une réflexion sur l’impact de la lunette d’analyse des problèmes sociaux et des attitudes qui en découlent dans nos modèles d’intervention Les organismes communautaires, une lunette et des perspectives particulières.

Conférences : 3 problématiques, mêmes enjeux

  • Mme Jennifer Beeman, Action cancer du sein du Québec
  • Karine Lizée, Arrimage Estrie
  • Mme Camille Chénard, Élixir
Nov 9 2015 - 4:43pm