Newfoundland and Labrador Division Chief Executive Officer
A personal message:
Last year I read a quote that has made a big impact on my life. I feel that it sums up nicely how the Canadian Cancer Society Newfoundland and Labrador Division (CCS-NL) works towards reaching our goals. I am not sure who wrote the words but it read something like this: “In the often complicated world of cancer control, our strategy for success is quite simple: stay true to the voice of the cancer patient while ensuring patient interests and core issues remain at the forefront of the cancer control strategy.”
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society Newfoundland and Labrador Division (CCS-NL), I am enormously proud of the depth and scope of our work across our key priority areas. With a unified and coordinated approach the Canadian Cancer Society continues to gather strength as a leader in the fight against cancer in our province.
We are so excited to be able to bring our services into the lives of people across Newfoundland and Labrador. Thanks to the ongoing efforts and initiatives of our board of directors, staff and volunteers, we are a strong professional organization that continues to evolve. The strategic direction and excellence of execution that these three groups provide has been key to our shared success. As our organization moves forward, we remain committed to pursuing opportunities that allow us to offer support, advocate on behalf of the needs of people whose lives are affected with cancer, fund first class research and engage in open dialogue around cancer care. Our strength lies in our ability to represent cancer patients with a strong voice and to listen to the needs of people affected by cancer.
We were extremely appreciative to have received the support of so many people towards our mission. In 2013-2014 we will be working very hard to continue to lead the way in the fight against cancer. I am very excited and proud to be part this very worthy and important organization. It takes a lot of people sharing their talents to enable our organization to be such a huge success. For all of your contributions we send out a big THANK YOU.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.