CCSN Virtual Advocacy Week in Ontario:

Inclusion of Cancer Care in Pandemic Planning

October 26 – 30, 2020

#CancerCantWait

We all agree that cancer can’t wait – it can’t be cancelled or postponed.

And yet, COVID-19 has forced significant delays and cancellations of cancer care, triggering another public health crisis in our country. CCSN believes that all provinces and territories – including Ontario – must ensure that the sustained provision of essential cancer care is included in any crisis or pandemic planning. That’s why we’re holding virtual meetings with elected officials and other decision makers within the province’s cancer system, to ensure that the Ontario government heeds the experiences of those facing cancer and their caregivers by providing for the explicit inclusion of essential cancer care in all such planning.

Map of Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings Itinerary

October 26, 2020

9am – France Gélinas, MPP (Nickel Belt)
10am – Assistant Deputy Minister and Director, Provincial Programs Branch (Ontario Health) 
11am – Bhutila Karpoche, MPP (Parkdale – High Park)
2pm – Terence Kernaghan, MPP (London North Centre)
3pm – Joel Harden, MPP (Ottawa Centre)

October 27, 2020

2pm – Aris Babikian, MPP (Scarbrough – Agincourt) 
3pm – Mike Schreiner, MPP (Guelph) 

October 28, 2020

2pm – John Fraser, MPP (Ottawa South)

October 29, 2020

11am – Natalia Kusendova, MPP (Mississauga Centre)
2pm – Deepak Anand, MPP (Mississauga – Malton)
3pmChris Glover, MPP (Spadina Fort York) 

October 30, 2020

9am – Christina Mitas, MPP (Scarbrough Centre) 
10amDaisy Wai, MPP (Richmond Hill)
11am – Laura Mae Lindo, MPP (Kitchener Centre) 
3pm – Effie Triantafilopoulos, MPP (Oakville – North Burlington) 

November 4, 2020

11amChristine Elliott, MPP (Minister of Health) (Whitby – Ajax) 

November 17, 2020

11amAmy Fee, MPP (Kitchener South – Hespeler)

Welcome to CCSN’s Virtual Advocacy Week (VAW) in Ontario
Jackie Manthorne, President & CEO, CCSN

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The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is pleased to have Dr. Lori McFarlane from InspireHealth Supportive Cancer Care present this webinar. InspireHealth is a Canadian leader in integrative cancer care with medical doctors, clinical counsellors, dietitians and exercise therapists all working together to support you on your cancer journey. This session will discuss the emotional aspects of a cancer journey and explore ways to express and manage emotions to help improve our health and well-being.

About the presenter:

Dr. Lori McFarlane graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1987 with a BSc in Health Studies. In 1991, she received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario. After completing her Family Medicine residency at UBC in 1993, she practiced full-service Family Medicine with an emphasis on obstetrics in Vancouver. In 2008, she moved to Denman Island and continued to practice family medicine in Courtenay.

In 2013, Dr. McFarlane was delighted to join the InspireHealth team. She is honoured to provide support and empower patients as they navigate through a cancer journey and she believes that exploring the biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects of illness and wellness may allow wholeness and healing, even in the palliative setting.

For her own self-care, she strums on her ukulele, tends her garden, practices yoga, hikes and cherishes time spent with her husband of 35 years.

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There's still time to register for the webinar taking place tomorrow Sept. 23 from 1:00-2:00 pm. CCSN is excited to have Dr. Lori McFarlane present on "The Emotional Impact of Cancer" For more information about this webinar as well as registration visit the link below.

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Theres still time to register for the webinar taking place tomorrow Sept. 23 from 1:00-2:00 pm. CCSN is excited to have Dr. Lori McFarlane present on The Emotional Impact of Cancer  For more information about this webinar as well as registration visit the link below.

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