Changing the cancer landscape
Canada’s cancer control community is changing how Canadians experience cancer. Transforming the cancer landscape requires a sustained, long-term, and focused effort. In 2017, we marked 10 years of pan-Canadian collaborative efforts. There have already been significant improvements. These immediate outcomes are key early steps towards achieving the strategy’s 30-year goals of fewer people developing cancer, fewer people dying from cancer, and a better quality of life for those affected by the disease.
Imagine in 2037…
Our progress so far…
After more than a decade of work stewarding the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control, the Partnership has coordinated efforts across the cancer control system to make considerable progress towards the Strategy’s 2017 outcomes. These outcomes, each of which were supported by Partnership-led initiatives, represent the concrete and tangible impact on the cancer control system of the Partnership’s work. These achievements set the system up for continued gains, represented by the outcomes:
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