The goal of the Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP) is to help prevent and reduce the number of deaths from cervical cancer. OCSP is a program administered by Cancer Care Ontario.
The Canadian Cancer Society raises awareness about the value of preventing cervical cancer through regular Pap tests. The Canadian Cancer Society is also an active member of provincial, regional and local cancer prevention committees.
Ontario Cervical Screening Program guidelines
In Ontario, all women who are or have ever had sexual skin-to-skin contact need to have regular Pap tests every three years to screen for cervical cancer starting at age 21.
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Community Services Locator helps cancer patients and their families find the services and programs they need in their community.