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2011

Financial assistance to fight cancer better

November 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) are joining forces again to fight cancer by renewing and strengthening their partnership forged in 2009.


The Canadian Cancer Society reacts to the publication of an INSPQ advisory: One step closer to legislation governing the artificial tanning industry

October 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) applauds this morning’s publication of an advisory issued by Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), which includes an analysis of regulatory measures concerning the use of artificial tanning devices by youths aged under 18.


The global walker Jean Béliveau becomes the new ambassador of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Trottibus Walking School Bus

October 2011 - After 11 years of walking more than 75,000 km through 64 countries, the global walker Jean Béliveau will now tread on Quebec soil. He is taking advantage of his return and the fact that October is International Walk to School Month to announce his association with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to promote the Trottibus Walking School Bus and encourage Quebec children to form the habit of walking to school.


In October, use a reminder to remind her. Give a Canadian Cancer Society Thingamaboob.

September 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society wants women to talk about breast cancer screening.


In an effort to save our youths’ skin, the CCS reveals The hidden face of tanning salons

September 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is launching a hard-hitting campaign to help prevent skin cancer: The hidden face of tanning salons. The harmful effects of UV rays are well-known, and while the CCS encourages youths to enjoy the sun with caution, it has decided to speak out against the dangers of tanning salons.


Death of Jack Layton

August 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division is deeply saddened by the death of Jack Layton following his fight against a second cancer. Mr. Layton was an example of courage and an outstanding political figure for many Quebecers.


Regulation of artificial tanning services for young people - Canadian Cancer Society petition now online

August 2011 - Since regulating tanning industry practices will help reduce the number of cases of skin cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society – Québec Division (CCS) is urging the government to prohibit the sale and promotion of artificial tanning to minors and to set up a register of all businesses offering such services. Fifty thousand people have already expressed support for the requests of the CCS by signing the paper-format petition throughout Québec.



Canadian Cancer Society wishes Jack Layton a speedy recovery

July 2011 - Canadian Cancer Society wishes Jack Layton a speedy recovery


Fundraising and the Society

July 2011 - We are passionate about furthering our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer


The 2011 Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life: Nearly $14 million raised through 82 Relay For Life events held throughout the province

July 2011 - The 82 Relay For Life events, recently held by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in as many municipalities across Quebec, have raised $14,000,000 – a record performance! Funds raised through Relay For Life events will support the many CCS programs and services designed to provide direct benefits to people throughout Quebec.


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month - Who are you fighting for? Quebecers answered the call!

May 2011 - In a call to action the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) launched a solidarity movement at the beginning of April, Daffodil Month, for the population to display the daffodil as a sign of support for a parent, a friend or a neighbour in the fight against cancer. Thousands of Quebecers answered the CCS call in recent weeks and communicated their support for the fight against cancer in the social media.