Cancer has no respect for party lines — Canadian Cancer Society ready to work with minority government

October 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates Premier McGuinty for his re-election to the Ontario Legislature and looks forward to the implementation of the election promises made that will prevent cancer and help people living with cancer.

Election race polls may be split but public support for cancer issues remains strong

September 2011 - Tonight’s leaders’ debate included a mention of one healthcare issue that thousands of Ontarians live with every day… cancer, but the discussion stopped there. How are political parties intending to take action to prevent cancer and to help Ontarians who are living with the disease?

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

Canadian Cancer Society releases election policy recommendations and issues call to action

June 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the government of Ontario and all political parties, if elected, to commit to restrict indoor tanning by youth under the age of 18. The recommendation is included in the Canadian Cancer Society’s election policy recommendations released today.

Canadian Cancer Society applauds Ontario government efforts to snub out illegal tobacco products and breathe new life into Smoke-Free Ontario

June 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Ontario Government on passing legislation that will snub out sales of cheap and illegal tobacco products through the enacting of Bill 186, Supporting Smoke-Free Ontario by Reducing Contraband Tobacco Act, 2011.

Not enough Canadians being screened for colorectal cancer, leading to many unnecessary deaths

May 2011 - Use of a simple, at-home screening test by Canadians can prevent many unnecessary colorectal cancer deaths, according to a special report about colorectal cancer in Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 released today by the Canadian Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.

Canadian Cancer Society improves access to breast screening in the Northwest

May 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society has contributed funding to improve access to breast cancer screening in Northwest Ontario.

When cancer strikes the most vulnerable: New Canadian Cancer Society research grant will study ways to improve treatment of neuroblastoma, one of the most common causes of cancer death in children

April 2011 - A new Canadian Cancer Society-funded study will investigate the genetic puzzle of a devastating nervous system cancer that strikes infants, and identify potential new treatments for the disease. The study is one of 52 new research projects worth more than $21 million announced today by the Society. The projects cover a broad spectrum of cancer research from risk reduction to genetic studies to drug development and palliative care.

Ontario man trades in 30 year addiction for new car

April 2011 - Brian Perkins of Brantford, Ontario, was awarded a brand new hybrid in Toronto this morning after quitting smoking in the Canadian Cancer Society Driven to Quit Challenge. He was recognized by Martin Kabat, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, and the Honourable Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion and Sport, at an official prize presentation.

Ontario politicians wear Canadian Cancer Society’s new daffodil pin in support of those touched by cancer

April 2011 - Ontario MPPs will wear the Canadian Cancer Society’s new daffodil pin in the Legislature on Monday, April 4, in support of Daffodil Month.

Canadian Cancer Society urges Spring Break vacationers to be safe in the sun

March 2011 - As many Ontarians prepare to holiday in the sun during Spring Break, the Canadian Cancer Society is releasing important provincial statistics as well as results of an Environics poll about sun safety. Both the poll and the largest survey ever done on sun safety in Ontario reveal that too many Ontarians continue to expose themselves to cancer-causing UV radiation by either sun exposure or using tanning equipment. This is concerning as skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in Ontarians.

Canadian Cancer Society applauds Ontario government for increasing quit smoking help but more needs to be done

January 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Ontario government for announcing today that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) will be made available to Ontarians through family health teams.

New survey uncovers insights into Ontario tobacco use — Canadian Cancer Society launches sixth annual Driven to Quit Challenge

January 2011 - Results of an Angus Reid Public Opinion survey conducted in December show that 20 per cent of Ontario adults are current tobacco users, including cigarettes, cigars and chew tobacco, and that half of them have tried unsuccessfully to quit in the past.