Canadian Partnership Against Cancer announces new CEO

TORONTO — The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Morton as Chief Executive Officer effective July 24th, 2017.

Cynthia Morton, CEO of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Cynthia Morton appointed CEO of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer effective July 24th, 2017

“Cynthia’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the Partnership as we begin the implementation of the next five-year strategic plan advancing the work of Canada’s cancer strategy and supporting the ongoing work of our partners,” said Dr. Graham Sher, Chair of the Partnership’s Board of Directors. “I know she brings a genuine passion for our goal of reducing the burden of cancer for all Canadians. She has considerable experience in leading complex systems initiatives in a number of sectors, including the health sector, and has a proven track record in stakeholder engagement and partnership development at both the provincial and national levels.”

Ms. Morton comes to the Partnership from eHealth Ontario where she has been the CEO since September 2014. As CEO at eHealth, she’s been responsible for implementing an electronic health record system for the province. Ms. Morton has an extensive background in public service leadership holding numerous deputy minister portfolios in both Ontario and British Columbia. In Ontario, she was the Deputy Minister of the ministries of Labour and Health Promotion. In British Columbia, she served as Deputy Minister of the ministries of the Attorney General, Education and Labour. Ms. Morton is a lawyer by training and practiced law before joining the public services as General Counsel of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

“I am delighted to be joining the Partnership and truly appreciate the opportunity to lead this unique organization, made up of such an accomplished group of individuals. All of whom I know share my commitment to collaborating with partners in cancer control across this country to change how Canadians’ experience cancer,” said Cynthia Morton, incoming CEO of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.


For more information, please contact:

Kari Kerr
Director of Communications
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
(416) 619-5741 (office); (647) 242-1053 (mobile)

About the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer works with Canada’s cancer community to reduce the burden of cancer on Canadians. Grounded in and informed by the experiences of those affected by cancer, the organization works with partners to support multi-jurisdictional uptake of evidence that will help to optimize cancer control planning and drive improvements in quality of practice across Canada. Through sustained effort and a focus on the cancer continuum, the organization supports the work of the collective cancer community in achieving long-term population outcomes: reduced incidence of cancer, less likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer, and an enhanced quality of life of those affected by cancer. For more information, visit