Together, we are stronger.
Asbestos exposure is Canada’s leading cause of workplace death, and only through strong national action can Canadians be protected.
Worldwide an estimated 107,000 people died from asbestos-related diseases each year. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified all forms of asbestos as carcinogenic to humans in 1987 and reaffirmed this classification in 2009.
Elimination of asbestos exposure in Quebec
All types of asbestos cause cancer. For more than two years, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division made efforts to garner political and popular support to pressure the Quebec government not to grant a loan to relaunch an asbestos mine. Find out about the process that helped put an end to the funding of this industry.
Celebrating cancer survivors at Relay For Life
For cancer survivors, the Canadian Cancer Society provides a unique opportunity to celebrate their courage in the fight against cancer. During hundreds of Relay For Life events across the country, thousands of survivors join together for the Survivors’ Victory Lap.