CCS adapting to COVID-19 realities to support Canadians during and after the pandemic
Did you know that about 1 in 5 cancer cases can be prevented by eating well, being active and maintaining a healthy body weight?
The Canadian Cancer Society recognizes that making healthy behavior changes can be difficult to achieve alone. That’s why we are working in partnership with Women’s College Hospital to provide support to women aged 40-65 to take control of their health so they can prevent chronic disease, including cancer.
BETTER Women is a health promotion program that offers women free access to a volunteer peer health coach who is trained to help them reach and maintain their health and cancer screening goals. The goals are created by the participant and a peer health coach will be there along the participant's journey to provide additional motivation and help them stay accountable.
At this time we are happy to provide 15 spots per location. The postings we are accepting applications for can be found below.
Volunteer peer health coaches supporting Barrie Community and Family Health Team. For the position description, please click here.
Volunteer peer health coaches supporting Peel Region site (Brampton and area). The Peel Region site will be focusing specifically on the health of South Asian women and will be recruiting South Asian women to become peer health coaches. For the position description, please click here.
We are accepting applications for each site on an ongoing basis.
Your application will be kept on file for when volunteer positions become available. For all other position descriptions, please click here.
BETTER Women is a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and Women's College Hospital. BETTER Women is made possible through joint funding from the Canadian Cancer Society, the Peter Gilgan Foundation, Women’s College Hospital Foundation and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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