Dear friend,

I am just amazed when I look back on our past year and the celebration of Breast Cancer Action Quebec’s 25th anniversary.

Through the entire year, we looked back at the work of this unique organization and we saw how prescient so much of the work has been. 25 years ago, our organization was raising the alarm on what were called xenoestrogens (foreign hormone-like compounds that imitate estrogen) that are now better understood as estrogenic endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals. Last October, our Scientific Panel brought together three outstanding Quebec researchers who showed just how advanced our understanding of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is and demonstrated their relation to breast cancer and a host of other health problems that affect us all.


This year, we are putting that knowledge to work by playing an active role in the consultations on the reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, or CEPA. This law provides the fundamental framework for defining and controlling toxic substances. Right now, endocrine disrupting chemicals among other toxic substances are not well controlled by CEPA. You will be hearing much more about this as we work hard with a strong coalition of groups to change this and greatly reduce the exposure of Canadians to toxic substances.

As well, this year we will continue our innovative work with high school students on toxic substances and environmental health. And we are excited about breaking new ground with our breast cancer education program for immigrant and racialized women.


This October, we are involved in presenting a series of lectures on endocrine disrupting chemicals at a great event called Upop, or Université populaire. And in November, we are organizing an evening dedicated to environmental justice activists and the importance of their work. This will be a bilingual event at the Maison du développement durable, moderated by Françoise David.

Our members and donors increased significantly last year and you are all so important to us. You make us the strong, independent voice that we are. I sincerely hope you can make it to our Annual General Meeting to be part of the discussions on what is most important to develop from here.

We have a great year ahead thanks to your committed support. Come help make this our most effective year yet.

In solidarity,

Jennifer Beeman
Executive Director

September 26, 2017
Annual General Meeting

Breast Cancer Action Quebec invites you to an evening of food and networking, a round of the interactive game Toxic Trivia and a forecast of things to come followed by our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday September 26th. All welcome…members and interested others!

5:30 pm-7:00 pm Food and Games
7:00 pm -9:00 pm AGM and Looking ahead to fall events and future work

1001 rue Lenoir, suite B-250 Montreal, Quebec H4C 2Z6
Please R.S.V.P by calling (514) 483-1846 or by email to 


1. Verification of quorum
2. Nomination of Assembly president and secretary
3. Adoption of the Agenda
4. Adoption of the minutes from the 2016 AGM of September 27, 2016
5. Presentation and ratification of the board report
6. Member discussion: What did you think was our most important work last year?
7. Presentation of the activity report, discussion and adoption
8. Member discussion: If you had to pick just one issue for us to work on this year, what would it be?
9. Adoption of the financial report 2016-2017
10. Nomination of an auditor
11. Presentation of budget forecasted for 2017-2018
12. Presentation, discussion and adoption of our priorities for 2017-2018
13. Special Assembly to adopt new Charitable Purposes
14. Elections to the board
15. Varia
16. Adjournment of meeting