What we are doing
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The Canadian Cancer Society works with government to bring about healthy public policies that will help prevent cancer and improve the lives of people living with cancer and their caregivers.
Access to cancer drugs and diagnostics
Canadians should be able to access the cancer drugs they require without financial hardship, regardless of where they live and where the drugs are taken.
Caregivers are the backbone of our healthcare system and need support so they can care for their loved ones affected by cancer.
We are making sure the needs of Canadians affected by cancer are not forgotten during and long after the pandemic is over.
EI Sickness benefits
Canadians undergoing cancer treatment and recovery need more time off so they can focus on their health, not their finances.
Policies that support healthy living can make a real difference to reduce individual cancer risk.
Health system funding
Governments must work together and invest in our healthcare to ensure people get the care they need when they need it.
Canadians should have access to affordable, high-quality palliative care, regardless of where they live or choose to receive care.
Policies that promote smoking reduction and tobacco control help lower tobacco use, the leading preventable cause of disease and death in Canada.
2021 Nova Scotia provincial election
The Nova Scotia Election will be held on August 17, 2021. Help make cancer an election issue for all parties! You can encourage party leaders and local candidates across Nova Scotia to make cancer a priority by supporting our recommendations.