BCAQc remains one of the few voices in Canada and Quebec focused on the primary prevention of breast cancer. It has miraculously survived and grown over these decades in spite of the corporate and governmental attacks on women and public health groups. There are few other feminist and environmental justice organizations with your mandate and your staying –power. Read moreDr. Jim Brophy and Dr. Margaret Keith, Occupational and environmental health researchers
It is with the deepest respect that I salute BCAQc’s 25 years! The activists who, throughout all these years, spoke out about the need for prevention, within our capitalist system that is geared to destruction rather than creation and that largely ignores this message, had to do so with firm conviction and from an intelligent and informed standpoint. Long life! Read moreLinda Boisclair, Past Chair of Comité de la condition féminine du Conseil central du Montréal-Métropolitain de la CSN
…And that’s what makes BCAM so effective: they love to talk to people in ways that grab attention be it an interactive and animated talk or a march down rue Sainte-Catherine… It’s that wonderful inventive spirit from dedicated volunteers that I love most about BCAQc. Congratulations on 25 years of dedicated promotion of safer products and a healthier community! Read moreBev Thorpe, Networks and Advocacy for Clean Production Action
Breast Cancer Action Quebec has been way ahead of the curve in revealing the impacts of toxins in our everyday lives. And they have been doing this persistently for years. BCAQc has been creatively curating knowledge, events and community and inspiring us to make critical connections about our bodies, our health and our changing environment.Liz Miller, Professor, Concordia University and Deb Vanslet, Production Coordinator, Studio XX
During my summer internship at BCAQc I was asked to assist and sit in on a workshop for teenage girls about the harmful effects the seemingly innocent cosmetics we use can have on our bodies. There was never a doubt in my mind over the importance of the work undertaken by BCAQc, but to see it unfold and take effect before my eyes moved me beyond words. Read moreJessica Romera, student intern
If people ask me how they can advocate for breast cancer prevention, the first place I send them is BCAQc. For a quarter century, BCAQc has been a leading voice in the effort to eliminate carcinogens in our environment and a powerful agent of social change. I am proud to support their continued efforts to stop breast cancer before it starts and to congratulate them on this historic milestone.Samantha King Professor, Queen’s University and author Pink Ribbons Inc.
BCAQc relies on membership dues and private donations to stay in operation. Membership entitles you to advance notice of seminars and workshops as well as a subscription to our electronic newsletter— BCAQc Connected.
A strong membership also helps to substantiate our financial applications for government grants and private foundations. Please consider joining us today!
For twenty five years — with your support — BCAQc has been 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.
We ask you to consider a financial gift to Breast Cancer Action Quebec to help us to continue to get this vital information to the public.
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!