To help reach our vision of a future without breast cancer, funds raised for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation are used to support and develop meaningful breast health and breast cancer education and awareness programming, in the following areas:
•The promotion of breast health with awareness about breast cancer and its risk factors, being breast aware, and ways to try to reduce your personal risk of developing breast cancer.
•The earlier detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
•Treatment options, innovations and research advances.
•A positive quality of life for people diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Foundation’s Ontario Region has developed a series of health promotion resources with information about breast health and breast cancer. Some of these resources have been developed by other organizations in Ontario or in partnership with them, all with funding provided by the Foundation. They cover a range of issues and were developed in different parts of the province and for a wide range of communities.
All of the resources developed have been made possible with funds raised for the Foundation. These funds also mean that the Foundation is able to develop, produce and distribute the resources free of charge to health care providers, community health clinics, regional cancer centres and programs, women’s service organizations and individuals and families across Ontario.
For more information about our breast health and breast cancer resources, please visit our resource page, download our order form, or contact resourcesON@cbcf.org.
The Foundation’s educational and awareness programming includes public events that raise awareness about breast health and breast cancer while profiling the innovative research we fund.
The Foundation’s Ontario Region hosted Breast Cancer Today: An Evening of Care and Community from 2008-2010. This popular educational forum was tailored to the needs of people diagnosed with breast cancer, their family members, friends and informal caregivers.
Over three years, the forum visited 14 communities in Ontario and profiled the work of breast cancer researchers in the province. Plans are underway for the forum to hit the road again in 2012.
Breast health and breast cancer resources
Resource order form
Ontario Region's advocacy work
Raising funds for the Foundation