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Education and Awareness

Thanks to the support and generosity of our donors, we are able to deliver relevant and important breast health education and awareness initiatives.

Because breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon Region plans and delivers breast health education programs which focus on on the importance of risk reduction and early detection, plus helping women make informed choices.

The commitment of our donors and supporters has made it possible for us to invest in a range of breast health programs, initiatives and resources. Here are examples of these dollars at work:


  •  Ask an Expert 

This program offers the community access to the brightest minds in breast cancer and breast health, providing an opportunity for the public to ask their most pressing questions. A multi-media campaign is used to profile selected experts and to inform the public about how they can ask the experts their questions, via a live web-chat or at a live event.


  • Breast Health on the Go

Breast Health on the Go is a program designed to provide breast health information, with the intention of educating the public about breast cancer and risk factors for the disease. Two initiatives, Breast Health 101 and Dragon Boat Health Ambassadors, make up the program.


  • Breast Health 101 Sessions

Why not invite CBCF in for a one-hour Breast Health 101 session, delivered by a member of the Foundation’s staff? It’s free and will be informative and even entertaining. It’s easy to get a group of people together who are interested in learning about breast health, breast cancer and how to reduce one’s risk of developing the disease. For more information, click here​ or contact bchealthinfo@cbcf.org.​


This is an interactive website designed for young women age 18-25 to engage and educate them about the importance of knowing their breasts and checking them regularly. Young women are even asked to take a pledge to check their breasts. Additional features of this campaign include a free App for smartphones and a campaign that reaches out to young women at post-secondary school campuses.


  • Breast Health is in Your Hands

Informative bookmarks, note pads, pens, nail files and other items containing important breast health information and messaging are available upon request. These items can be provided for your next health fair, fundraising event, girls’ night out or other event by contacting bchealthinfo@cbcf.org.

  • Breast Cancer Navigation Map www.breastcancernavigationmap.com

    This online, animated map is designed to assist newly-diagnosed women making their way through the health care system from diagnosis to post-treatment. The information is accurate and useful, and is complemented by additional information from the Canadian Cancer Society and Inspire Health.