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Education and Awareness

To help reach our vision of a future without breast cancer, funds raised for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation are used to support and develop meaningful breast health and breast cancer education and awareness programming, in the following areas:

Resources

The Foundation’s Ontario Region has developed a series of health promotion resources with information about breast health and breast cancer. Some of these resources have been developed by other organizations in Ontario or in partnership with them, all with funding provided by the Foundation. They cover a range of issues and were developed in different parts of the province and for a wide range of communities.

All of the resources developed have been made possible with funds raised for the Foundation. These funds also mean that the Foundation is able to develop, produce and distribute the resources free of charge to health care providers, community health clinics, regional cancer centres and programs, women’s service organizations and individuals and families across Ontario

Ceducation-OneNewThing.pnganadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Ontario Region has developed a unique online resource, with support from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart. It supports women to learn about breast health and what they can do to prevent breast cancer, given that 1/3 of breast cancers can be prevented by living well. It’s called #OneNewThing. The main feature is a breast health planning tool that women can use to learn one new thing about their breast health and create a personalized breast health plan. It inspires women to try one new thing for their breast health, and it encourages women to share one new thing with the other women in their lives. Learn more about #OneNewThing and create your breast health plan at cbcf.org/onenewthing.

For more information about our breast health and breast cancer resources, please visit our resource page, download our order form, or contact resourcesON@cbcf.org.     

Events & Workshops

The Foundation’s educational and awareness programming includes public events that raise awareness about breast health and breast cancer while profiling the innovative research we fund.

  • In summer 2013, for the second time, we took to the road with the Pink Tour, with the support of CIBC and Shoppers Drug Mart. Our mobile breast health program was a success and enabled the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region to bring breast health information to communities across Ontario. 

Learn more about the route, visitors on the bus, and much more in The Pink Tour 2013: Report.

  • We also offer our Breast Health Lunch and Learn, an interactive workshop raising awareness about breast cancer risk factors and how to reduce the risk through living well, practicing breast awareness and participating in regular screening when eligible. The workshop is available to businesses and organizations as part of their workplace wellness programming, as well as to interested community and cultural groups. Contact our Health Promotion Community Engagement Manager to find out more about the workshops and how to organize one for your community.