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2014

This New Year, make a resolution to help someone quit smoking

December 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society shares tips on how to be a great support buddy


On GivingTuesday support life-saving innovative cancer research

November 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society looking to raise $200,000 to establish the Great Canadian Innovation Grant


Canadian Cancer Society applauds bold decision to include menthol in proposed flavoured tobacco ban in Ontario but urges earlier implementation

November 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the announcement of a ban on flavoured tobacco and applauds the bold decision to include menthol. The precedent-setting proposed legislation is a giant step forward in protecting the health of Ontario youth and preventing cancer.


Bill to ban flavoured tobacco a “sweet” step to butting out

November 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds NDP health critic France Gélinas for the introduction of proposed legislation that will ban all flavoured tobacco products in Ontario.


New regulations to help strengthen Smoke-Free Ontario Act a great step forward: Let's keep it going

November 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes new regulations introduced today that will strengthen the Smoke-Free Ontario Act by banning smoking on patios, playgrounds and sports fields and the sale of tobacco at post-secondary schools.


Sunbeam® Launches Awareness and Fundraising Campaign for Canadian Cancer Society’s Patient Transportation Programs

October 2014 - Supports with Warmth™ program helps draw attention to the need to support this crucial service


Lending a hand to nail breast cancer

October 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society wants men to paint their nails pink


Using 3D to fine-tune breast cancer surgery and save lives

September 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month with funding to Ottawa scientist.


Canadian Cancer Society launches Fearless Challenge at Halloween Haunt

September 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society and Canada’s Wonderland have teamed up for an event that challenges you to face your fears. During the first weekend of Halloween Haunt, October 3-4, those who dare can take on the Fearless Challenge, an online fundraiser launched by the Canadian Cancer Society, at Canada’s Wonderland.


Statement from Martin Kabat, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division regarding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s cancer diagnosis

September 2014 - Our thoughts are with Mayor Rob Ford and his family at this difficult time. We know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be and we hope that the mayor and his family have the support they need to cope with the stress that patients and families experience.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Canadian Cancer Society experts available to talk about research, early detection and finding support when faced with cancer

September 2014 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Canadian Cancer Society is the authoritative source for reliable information about statistics, progress in research, importance of early detection and finding support services.


Youth ‘TIFFed’ about smoking in movies

September 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society youth advocates want all future youth-rated movies to be smoke-free


New Million Dollar Hockey Pool invites Ontarians to streak for a great cause

September 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on hockey fans in Ontario to put their knowledge of the game to the test in Million Dollar Hockey Pool, Canada’s first major charitable sports pool to offer a $1 million prize.


Two youth awarded Canadian Cancer Society scholarships

August 2014 - Volunteers recognized for making an impact in the fight against cancer


Are you fearless?

August 2014 - Celebrities and athletes among those who confront their fears to support people living with cancer


Cancer screening rates too low among LGBTQ communities

June 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society funds health initiative across Ontario


Provincial candidates from Toronto Centre riding debate party health care priorities

June 2014 - Ontario residents head to the polls in 10 days and yet health care has not been an election focus.


Canadian Cancer Society honours leading tobacco control scientist with prestigious cancer research award

May 2014 - A University of Waterloo scientist receives the William E. Rawls Prize.


Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Daily Lottery puts $1 million into the pockets of four lucky people!

May 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario is pleased to announce the three grand prize winners of its Daffodil Daily Lottery.



Canadian Cancer Society celebrates Ontario #tanbedban effective May 1

April 2014 - This legislation prohibits youth under 18 from accessing tanning beds in Ontario.



Canadian Cancer Society marks National Day of Mourning

April 2014 - The Society marks the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have fallen ill as a result of their work.


Thunder Bay grand prize winner drives to tobacco-free life

April 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society Driven to Quit Challenge awards car and cash prizes


Add "fight cancer" to your grocery list this april

March 2014 - Canada’s largest grocery retailer teams up with the Canadian Cancer Society to sell live daffodils in Ontario


Canadian Cancer Society announces $1.7 million towards cancer research in Ottawa

March 2014 - $18 million invested by the Society over last 15 years


Can exercise stop cancer? Colon cancer survivors needed for groundbreaking clinical trial

March 2014 - A Canadian-led groundbreaking study into the prevention of colon cancer recurrence could potentially change the way cancer is treated by adding exercise to standard treatments. But more participants are needed.


Canadian Cancer Society statement in support of Bill 149

February 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds MPP France Gélinas for the introduction of Bill 149, Health Statute Law Amendment Act (Healthy Decisions Made Easy), which aims to help Ontarians make healthy food choices and ensure we are on the path to a smoke-free Ontario.


Best chance to quit smoking. Last chance to win.

February 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge ends February 28


Nothing you can do about cancer? False!

January 2014 - Learn the truth on World Cancer Day


Trying to quit smoking? Recent study reveals friends and family are key

January 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge returns with an innovative approach to engage friends and family