2013

Giving Tuesday launches in Canada

November 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society encourages Canadians to be extra charitable


Health groups call on Saskatchewan government to follow Alberta and Ontario’s lead and ban flavoured tobacco products

November 2013 - With two provincial governments announcing plans to ban candy and fruit flavoured tobacco products, health groups are urging the Saskatchewan Minister of Health to do the same.


Flavoured tobacco highly popular among Saskatchewan youth

October 2013 - Health groups call for ban on all flavoured tobacco to curb youth smoking


Saskatchewan legislature makes history

April 2013 - Howard’s Law first of its kind in Canada


U of S researchers look for a new way to stop the spread of cancer

March 2013 - Promising research supported by Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grant


Health groups applaud Saskatchewan Government for supporting Howard's Law

March 2013 - Health groups and the family of the late Howard Willems are calling today a great day for public health in Saskatchewan.


Saskatoon man receives highest national award for his leadership in asbestos awareness

March 2013 - “Howard’s selfless efforts, while battling cancer have had a positive impact on government practice, social activism and public awareness about the danger of asbestos,” says Marc Généreux, national chair of the Canadian Cancer Society Board of Directors.


Supporters of mandatory asbestos registry launch on-line petition

February 2013 - Health organizations, firefighters and emergency medical workers are asking the public to show their support for a mandatory asbestos registry by signing an on-line petition.