• ZUMBA ZOOM 2021: Breast Cancer Action Quebec’s Virtual Spring Fundraiser

    Get yourself in gear for our 3rd edition of our annual ZUMBATHON Spring Fundraiser, our first ever ZUMBA ZOOM!

    WHEN: Saturday May 15, 2021

    Where: on Zoom!

    1st class 11 a.m. -12:00 p.m. ZUMBA

    2nd class 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ZUMBA

    6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tea Dance

    Tickets are free, click here to register and make a donation for the amount of your choice!

  • Joint Press Release: BCAQ, CAPE, David Suzuki Foundation, Environmental Defence and Ecojustice

    Environmental health advocates welcome first federal recognition of right to a healthy environment in bill to better protect Canadians from toxics

    OTTAWA/TRADITIONAL, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF THE ALGONQUIN ANISHNAABEG PEOPLE [April 13, 2021] - Environmental and health groups have welcomed the introduction of Bill C-28: Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act that will modernize Canada’s most important environmental law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). These groups urge all political parties to prioritize passage of Bill C-28 with improvements. (Read more)

  • Breast cancer and Women of Diverse Origins: Education and Prevention

    Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. One in eight Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. However, breast cancer does not have the same incidence or impact in all populations of women. In particular, there are significant issues specific to immigrant and black women.

    In this workshop, we will look at the disease, the symptoms and how to monitor our breasts and bodies. We explain the basics of breast self-examination, a clinical examination and the breast cancer screening program, and much more.

    Our workshops are offered free of charge, but a contribution towards travel costs may be requested for organizations in the regions.

    To reserve, contact us at info@acsqc.ca.

  • Book a workshop

    We offer workshops on environmental health and toxic substances, breast cancer prevention, reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and many other topics. We offer them in person, when permitted, or online via Zoom.

    All our workshops will be available, tailored to your group.

    Check out our list of workshops and contact us at info@acsqc.ca.

Think adverse environmental effects affect people equally? Ask these women

By Dr. Jane E. McArthur and Jennifer Beeman

This editorial was originally published in The Hill Times. It is reproduced here with permission.

Although the passage of time this past year sometimes felt like a stopped clock, the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic have provided us with a timely history lesson and an opportunity to shape the future. 

Covid-19 has made clear how environments are connected to health by showing how individual actions cannot address all the conditions around us. The pandemic has also revealed the health effects of government policies and that specific populations of people disproportionately experience environmental health effects. Seniors, Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples, workers and children are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, illustrating health is nested in our living and working conditions. (Continue reading)

Preventing Breast Cancer by Decarbonizing Our Lives

Three Unique Perspectives

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7pm

How can the complex links between climate change and illness, including breast cancer - that can be traced back to fossil fuels - be made clear?

 

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Toxic Substances. Great Q & A.


BCAQc relies on membership dues and private donations to stay in operation. A stronger membership is a stronger voice. It also helps to substantiate our financial applications for government grants and private foundations. Please consider joining us today!

With your support BCAQc is working hard to get vital information about environmental and chemical links to breast cancer to the public, and we now know that our message is being heard.

There are many ways you can be involved: volunteer, write a letter to the editor, book an educational workshop for your school, community group or work place. Engage with us, follow us on social media, share your opinions and ideas – take BCAQc’s message to your community! Be a voice for a change!

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