• Rewatch our authentic conversation!

    You weren't able to attend our Authentic Conversation on November 23 which brought together committed people and visionaries of social transformation? It doesn't matter, you can watch it again right here.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - from October 2 to November 9

    At the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are launching in collaboration with Moelle épinière et motricité Québec (MÉMO-Qc), an awareness campaign with the title “My breasts and my uterus count too”!

    For more information on the campaign, we invite you to read our press release, visit the page dedicated to the campaign and follow us on social networks to virtually participate in the campaign!

  • A major transition and a smooth restructuring for BCAQ

    Special announcement from BCAQ’s Board of Directors.

    Dear members, allies and partners, 

    The Board of Directors of Breast Cancer Action Quebec is pleased to announce a major transition in the organization's management team.

    Continue to read

  • My breasts and uterus count too!

    A video to raise awareness about the lack of access to specific health care for women living with disabilities.

    Women testify about the lack of adapted equipment for mammograms and ultrasounds, the lack of knowledge about parenthood among people with disabilities, and the lack of knowledge of (non-specialized) health care personnel about people with spinal cord injuries. They also denounce the condescension and ignorance of the medical profession towards their realities as women with disabilities.

    Watch the video (in French)

  • 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


MPs pass first major update to Canada’s most important environmental law in more than two decades

Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act, has passed third reading in the House of Commons and we all made this happen.

Important environmental change only comes with a major fight over years, often decades. Breast Cancer Action Quebec has been working for better toxics regulations for almost two decades.

Working closely with different networks of groups, including women’s groups and community groups across Quebec and environmental groups across Canada, and with your unfailing support, we have all helped make stronger toxics regulations a reality.

Just a very small sample of our fight for stronger toxic regulations

Among its provisions, Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act :

●       Introduces long-overdue updates for the control of toxic substances and dangerous chemicals, including requiring that priority be given to prohibiting the most hazardous substances. The bill also updates the framework for assessing and managing toxic substances and improves transparency and accountability.

●       Recognizes the right to a healthy environment for the first time under federal law. The legislation establishes a new duty for the government to uphold the principles of environmental justice, intergenerational equity, and non-regression — ensuring environmental protections cannot be rolled back. It also requires the federal government to consider the cumulative impacts of toxics, and their effects on vulnerable populations.

There are certainly disappointments with the Bill. You can read the backgrounder of the Coalition for Action on Toxics regarding the improvements and limits of the bill here.

And a law is only as good as its implementation. So there is much more to be done. But for now, we will take a breath and analyse what lies ahead. And then roll up our sleeves and get back to it. We will keep you informed and will need your support every step of the way.

Our deepest thanks.


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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Working harder than ever for prevention. Please donate today.


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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