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Childhood exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) increases risk of skin cancer. SunSense provides free tools and resources to support the creation of sun safe environments that protect children from harmful UVR. Focused on settings where children spend more time, SunSense has information and resources for schools, daycares, and summer camps as well and information for parents. 

Build Smoke-Free

Build Smoke-Free supports construction workers who are ready to quit smoking. Participants are given free resources and information and can join challenges to increase their chances of quitting successfully.

Talk Tobacco

Talk Tobacco is a quit line for First Nation, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous people who are looking to reduce or quit using commercial tobacco or vaping products. It is a free, confidential telephone service offering culturally appropriate support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and commercial tobacco use to Indigenous communities.

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BETTER Women is a health promotion program that offers women free access to a volunteer peer health coach who is trained to help them reach and maintain their health and cancer screening goals. The goals are created by the participant and a peer health coach will be there along the participant's journey to provide additional motivation and help them stay accountable.

Walking School Bus / Trottibus

Walking School Bus is a program that allows elementary school children to walk to school together, accompanied by adult volunteers. The program gives schools and communities the tools and resources to develop procedures, recruit and train volunteer walk leaders, increase awareness and promote daily physical activity. Find out more about Walking School Bus (Ontario) or Trottibus (Quebec).

Short Messages Against Tobacco (SMAT)

Short Messages Against Tobacco (SMAT) is a 24-week text message program to help you quit smoking. Sign up today and start receiving helpful tips and motivating text messages.


Young adults are more vulnerable to tobacco use. Nicobar is a digital campaign that draws their attention to the real-world harms of smoking on the body and physical appearance. A contest invites both young people who smoke and young people who don’t smoke to test their ability to quit or help a friend quit for a week.


On Your Feet Challenge

Get on your feet to cross Canada! The On Your Feet Challenge promotes active transportation by challenging schools and families to walk, run, cycle or scooter 6,000 km – the equivalent of going across Canada. You’ll collect digital badges as you reach milestones and be eligible for prizes. Using active travel is an easy way to include physical activity into your daily routine.

Smokers’ Helpline / J’ARRÊTE

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service offering support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and tobacco use. Get access to information, tools and exercises to help you quit and stay quit and join our online support community to share your experiences. You can also receive support on the go with text messages customized to your quit date or live chat. Find out more about Smokers’ Helpline (PEI, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Yukon) and J’ARRÊTE (Quebec).

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Women from underserved communities in Quebec often have a hard time finding information about breast cancer screening. The goal of Memo-Mamo is to provide resources for people in underserved communities and give them information on the importance of getting screened. You can get a mammogram in Quebec if you are between the ages of 50 and 69.
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Together, Let’s Dethrone Colon Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Together, Let’s Dethrone Colon Cancer prevention campaign encourages all Quebecers between the ages of 50 and 74 to discuss FIT screening test with a doctor.

Let’s shatter taboos and talk about early detection of colon cancer because together, we can defeat it!