• Celebrate Thirty Years of Challenging the System With Us

    Breast Cancer Action Quebec celebrates 30 years of breast cancer activism, of fighting toxics and of asking the tough questions. In our usual fashion, we will hold an important round table discussion with guests whose work involves asking critical questions of the breast cancer movement. This will be followed by a jazz concert with Laura Anglade.


  • We Stand in Solidarity

    As many groups are calling to #CancelCanadaDay, here is a list of actions that allies can do today to help. Find here a list of resources for self-education from the Truth and Reparation Commission.

    We invite everyone to listen to, amplify and support voices from Idle No More and Idle No More Quebec, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, Quebec Native Women, and other local Indigenous organizations.

  • Environmental Racism

    BCAQ submitted a brief to the House of Commons strongly supporting the rapid adoption of Bill C-230, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to redress environmental racism.

    The House of Commons environment committee recently completed its review of the Bill. This marked a critical first step toward Canada acknowledging its shameful legacy of environmental racism and ensuring that all people in Canada benefit from environmental protection policies.

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  • Gender Inclusivity

    At BCAQ, we are committed to developing analyses and language that are as inclusive as possible of gender diversity in all our work.

    We are proud to be joining more than 100 feminist and social justice organizations across Canada, declaring our support for a trans-inclusive feminist movement. We reject anti-trans ideologies.

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  • Book a workshop

    Our workshops are now online! We offer workshops on environmental health and toxic substances, breast cancer prevention, reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and many other topics. It is possible to book for fall 2021 and winter 2022.

    Our workshops will be tailored to your group.

    Check out our list of workshops and contact us at info@acsqc.ca.

Between Gratitude and Anger

By Patricia Kearns


It’s mid October, a time of gratitude and giving thanks.

I’m grateful for many things. Last week I had my annual mammogram and appointment with my breast surgeon. It’s six years since my lumpectomy, or partial mastectomy that preceded weeks of chemo and radiation, treatments for Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, the most common form of breast cancer.

The waiting room is full of anxious looking women of various ages wearing blue hospital gowns.

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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?



Our Bodies, Our Environnement

Editorial in The Hill Times: Think adverse environmental effects affect people equally? Ask these women

BCAQ IN THE NEWS: Sounding alarm on paper receipt - CBC Daybreak Montreal

BCAQ IN THE NEWS: Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment - CTV News

Preventing Breast Cancer by Decarbonizing Our Lives

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!