• Annual General Meeting: September 28 at 6PM

    We will be highlighting the contribution of women who have been pillars of BCAQ for many years and whose mandates or work are finishing as of this AGM.

    Hybrid event (in-person and virtual) at la Maison Parent-Roback, 469 Jean-Talon West (Montreal), room 113-114

    Read more and register here

  • BCAQ testifies before the Senate Committee

    BCAQ has been invited to testify during hearings before the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources that studied the proposed reform of CEPA, Bill S-5.

    Our ED Jennifer Beeman and V-P Lise Parent were among health groups invited to testify about toxic substances in particular.

    Watch the proceedings here

  • New Program: Costs of Illness

    Despite our public healthcare system, a serious illness almost always brings unexpected costs to individuals and families. We created a bilingual website that brings users through the range of financial impacts of a serious illness and how they can protect themselves depending on their situation.

    This project is a partnership with Breast Cancer Action Quebec, Proche Aidance Quebec, Relais-Femme, CIAFT and ACEF Rive-Sud - Funded by l'Autorité des marchés financiers

    Learn more about Cost of Illness

  • Enough is Enough with Toxic Exposures

    54 organizations and more than 200 individuals call on the federal government to strengthen its Bill S-5 to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

    On International Women’s Day, researchers, women’s groups and health groups as well as more than 200 individual women and concerned citizens are calling on senators and MPs to strengthen Bill S-5 which aims at modernizing the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and to work to get it passed in this mandate. The signatories of this letter are particularly concerned with the gendered, sex specific and racialized impacts of exposures to toxic substances.

  • Why do major environmental health problems continue to be:

    cast in doubt, ignored, trivialized, marginalized and denied?

    Breast Cancer Action Quebec is initiating a project to create and coordinate an environmental health coalition of Quebec community groups. If your group is interested in being part of this coalition or simply coming to the first meeting in January 2022 to see what it’s all about, contact Jennifer Beeman at coalition@acsqc.ca.

    Find out more

BCAQ is concerned for CEPA Reform: OP-ED in the Montreal Gazette

Opinion: Canada needs stricter measures on toxic substances

"A bill before Parliament contains some positive elements, however some of its provisions should be strengthened."

"Without the proper legislative tools to tackle the most pressing environmental health issues, we are left to watch the resulting negative health impacts grow and environmental injustices flourish," Jennifer Beeman and Cassie Barker write in an op-ed piece that was published in the Montreal Gazette on Monday, May 9, 2022.

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?



An important year bringing many changes

The misadventure of Patricia on Friday 13th

BCAQ IN THE NEWS: The time for the government to act is now

Looking Ahead in 2022

Challenging the System

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