• Breast cancer and Women of Diverse Origins: Education and Prevention

    Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. One in eight Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. However, breast cancer does not have the same incidence or impact in all populations of women. In particular, there are significant issues specific to immigrant and black women.

    In this workshop, we will look at the disease, the symptoms and how to monitor our breasts and bodies. We explain the basics of breast self-examination, a clinical examination and the breast cancer screening program, and much more.

    Our workshops are offered free of charge, but a contribution towards travel costs may be requested for organizations in the regions.

    To reserve, contact Marie Nikette Lorméus at nikette.lormeus@acsqc.ca or call 514-483-1846, ext. 2.

  • Act now to support the CEPA reform

    Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is the foundation of our environmental regulations and it needs reform.

    This legislation is outdated and makes it impossible to effectively manage the multitude of new chemical compounds used in our consumer products. Every day, Canadians are exposed to hundreds of toxic substances, many of which are associated with certain types of cancers, reproductive disorders, respiratory diseases and more. As a result, thousands of people die prematurely and millions more suffer from preventable diseases.

    Read more: Why We Need to Reform the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

BCAQc relies on membership dues and private donations to stay in operation. A stronger membership is a stronger voice. It also helps to substantiate our financial applications for government grants and private foundations. Please consider joining us today!

With your support BCAQc is working hard to get vital information about environmental and chemical links to breast cancer to the public, and we now know that our message is being heard.

There are many ways you can be involved: volunteer, write a letter to the editor, book an educational workshop for your school, community group or work place. Engage with us, follow us on social media, share your opinions and ideas – take BCAQc’s message to your community! Be a voice for a change!

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