• Rewatch our authentic conversation!

    You weren't able to attend our Authentic Conversation on November 23 which brought together committed people and visionaries of social transformation? It doesn't matter, you can watch it again right here.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - from October 2 to November 9

    During Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023, we launched in collaboration with Moelle épinière et motricité Québec (MÉMO-Qc), an awareness campaign with the title “My breasts and my uterus count too”!

    For more information on the campaign, we invite you to read our press release and to visit the page dedicated to the campaign.

  • My breasts and uterus count too!

    A video to raise awareness about the lack of access to specific health care for women living with disabilities.

    Women testify about the lack of adapted equipment for mammograms and ultrasounds, the lack of knowledge about parenthood among people with disabilities, and the lack of knowledge of (non-specialized) health care personnel about people with spinal cord injuries. They also denounce the condescension and ignorance of the medical profession towards their realities as women with disabilities.

    Watch the video (in French)

  • New Program: Costs of Illness

    Despite our public healthcare system, a serious illness almost always brings unexpected costs to individuals and families. We created a bilingual website that brings users through the range of financial impacts of a serious illness and how they can protect themselves depending on their situation.

    This project is a partnership with Breast Cancer Action Quebec, Proche Aidance Quebec, Relais-Femme, CIAFT and ACEF Rive-Sud - Funded by l'Autorité des marchés financiers

    Learn more about Cost of Illness

CEPA reform: outstanding issues...

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 is the cornerstone of Canada's environmental legislation. CEPA provides the legislative framework necessary to protect human health and the environment from pollution and toxic substances. As you know, Breast cancer action Quebec, along with the members of the Coalition for Action on Toxics, has been working for several years now to reform this law. On June 14, 2023, Bill S-5 received Royal Assent, strengthening CEPA by adding the right to a healthy environment and updating the regulation of toxic substances. 

While Bill S-5 marked an important milestone in CEPA reform, much remains to be done. 

To know more about the subject:


Several environmental and health advocacy groups met on February 2 (at the invitation of Coalition for Actions on Toxics) to discuss the implementation framework of the Right to a Healthy Environment in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Our director Maria Anney took part in an exchange on environmental justice as part of this event. She emphasized the importance of an assertive approach to dismantling systemic racism through a lens based on issues of justice and equity. Participants also focused on how the government intends to measure the impacts of the Right to a Healthy Environment on the rights of indigenous peoples, and how they can ensure the participation of equity-seeking groups throughout the process of implementing such a right. 

We'll be continuing our analysis and discussions within the Coalition for Actions on toxics of which we're a member, and we'll get back to you with details of upcoming mobilizations! 

Just a very small sample of our fight for stronger toxic regulations

Calling our members and allies!

BCAQ is looking for committed people to contribute to our blog.

We invite you to send us opinion texts, blog articles and artistic creations related to environmental health, breast cancer or any other subject that you deem relevant to our mission.

The selected works will be published on our blog, as well as on our various networks! Write to info@acsqc.ca for more information or to submit your contributions!

Preventing Breast Cancer by Decarbonizing Our Lives

Three Unique Perspectives

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7pm

How can the complex links between climate change and illness, including breast cancer - that can be traced back to fossil fuels - be made clear?



An important year bringing many changes

The misadventure of Patricia on Friday 13th

BCAQ IN THE NEWS: The time for the government to act is now

Looking Ahead in 2022

Challenging the System

Working harder than ever for prevention. Please donate today.

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