Changing the cancer landscape
With focused effort, Canada’s cancer control community is changing how Canadians experience cancer. Transforming the cancer landscape requires a sustained, long-term, and focused effort. When we mark 10 years of national collaborative efforts in 2017, there will already have been significant improvements. These immediate outcomes are key early steps towards achieving the strategy’s ultimate 2037 goals to create a more seamless continuum of care and better quality of life for those affected by cancer.
Imagine in 2037…
Imagine in 2017…
By 2017, 10 years after the start of a co-ordinated approach to cancer, Canadians can expect that the cancer system will work better for all of us in meaningful and measurable ways.
A vision becomes reality
In our first five years, 2007-2012, the Partnership enabled cancer control efforts across the country by bringing together cancer survivors, patients and families, as well as clinical experts and government representatives. Knowledge translation was central to our work – helping to move what is known about cancer control into action across the country and helping to fill key knowledge gaps.
Canada’s Cancer Control Strategy
The Partnership evolved from the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control – a volunteer-driven coalition of cancer experts, patients and survivors that drafted Canada’s first national cancer control plan and advocated successfully for its funding.
The coalition’s vision for a coordinated, pan-Canadian strategy led the federal government to announce the creation of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, which began operations in April 2007. The federal government created the Partnership with an initial five-year mandate to implement this national cancer control strategy, as well as to assess whether this model was an effective model for improving cancer control in Canada.
Details about each of the initiatives in the first mandate are available through each annual report.
View the progress and annual reports from 2007-2012