About

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) is dedicated to increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, supporting patients, and advocating for population-based screening and timely access to effective treatments.

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is a national non-profit organization comprised of volunteers, members, and management led by a board of directors. An expert medical advisory board, made up of top healthcare professionals in the field of colorectal cancer, provides counsel to the CCAC to ensure members are kept abreast of the latest medical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

The mandate of the CCAC is threefold: awareness, support, and advocacy.

Awareness

The CCAC carries out a wide variety of awareness and education events throughout the year to increase the profile of colorectal cancer in Canada and educate the public. We participate in health forums and conferences, distribute educational material, hold free information sessions, and produce public service announcements for television, radio and print.

Support

As a patient-based organization, we understand the needs of those diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their families. Compassion, knowledge and understanding are offered through support groups across the country, connecting patients, survivors, and caregivers.

Advocacy

The CCAC works to inform key decision-makers of the two biggest concerns for colorectal cancer prevention and care in Canada: nation-wide screening and patient access to effective medical treatments. The CCAC interacts with politicians and officials through roundtable discussions Download Adobe Reader- PDF File Reader - Free, press conferences, and educational events to promote effective policy. As issues evolve, the CCAC remains at the forefront making sure patients’ needs are heard.

  • #1 written by Nora
    about 6 years ago

    I thank you for the effort in the battle against the colon cancer but the add on the buses is not the best way to promote health.

  • #2 written by KaitWallace
    about 6 years ago

    Thanks for your input, Nora!

    In a country where an estimated 9,100 lives are lost to the disease each year, we have decided to “up the ante” and try something new when it comes to spreading the message that colorectal cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable. The truth is, we will do almost ANYTHING to get people talking about the disease- and this campaign has been very helpful in spreading the word. It’s been so effective, in fact, that its site has been visited by people in over 100 different countries worldwide!

    We certainly didn’t mean to offend, and I’d like to assure you that this campaign is just one element of our mission; our Support and Advocacy efforts remain unmatched in Canada today.

    Thank you again for your input, it’s so valuable when we consider future campaigns!

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