• Join our Board!

    BCAQ is looking for new board members! If you share our mission and values of environmental justice and intersectional feminism, we'd like to meet you.

    - We're looking for committed people who are ready to make a difference and support our cause in this period of change and major projects.
    - We are particularly looking for people with experience in human resources, shared coordination and philanthropy.

    Apply now by contacting acsq.bcaq.board@gmail.com and be part of the change!

  • Save the date - AGM 2024

    We're delighted to announce that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the evening of Wednesday, September 25! The event will be held in room 113-114 of the Maison Parent Roback, located at 469 Rue Jean-Talon O, Montreal, QC H3N 1R4. The AGM will be preceded by a panel discussion, with further details to follow. We hope to see many of you there to take part in this important moment in the democratic life of our organization.

  • One year since the adoption of Bill S-5

    The updated CEPA is the tool; its implementation is the change. 

    Between February 2022, when Bill S-5, the bill that strengthened the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, was introduced and June 13, 2023 when it receive royal assent, Breast Cancer Action Québec, along with our broad network of members and ally groups, worked long and hard to make the proposed amendments as strong as possible.

    To read more, click here.

  • Expanding breast cancer screening programs starting at 40

    To find out more about our vision for extending the screening program, the pros and cons, and our concerns about existing breast cancer inequalities, read the document we've prepared for you.

  • 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.


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:

https://cape.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/FR_Reforme-de-la-Loi-canadienne-sur-la-protection-de-lenvironnement-LCPE-_-Aborder-les-questions-en-suspens-suite-au-projet-de-loi-S-5.pdf 

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


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?

 

Calling our members and allies!

BCAQ is looking for 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


BCAQ 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 BCAQ 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 BCAQ’s message to your community! Be a voice for a change!

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