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Prevent Cancer Now 2024 AGM and opportunities for volunteers

Prevent Cancer Now Annual General Meeting

May 22, 2024, 6:30pm ET

We work tirelessly, to stop cancer before it starts
Come to learn—stay to become more involved!

To attend the meeting, please become a member (no charge, although donations are welcome!). We will email documents and the Zoom link.

We’ll share highlights of 2023, and discuss members’ priorities for upcoming work.

About us

Our Vision: A world where all preventable contributors to cancer are eliminated.

Our Mission: To build a Canada-wide movement to eliminate preventable contributors to cancer through research, awareness, education and advocacy.

Prevent Cancer Now has openings for volunteers, including on its working Board of Directors.

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interests, a brief biography, and a CV or resume by email to: info@preventcancernow.ca. Board members devote 5-10 hours per month.

Who can apply?

Anyone, especially youth! with energy to organize, communicate, take action to make change, and to support behind the scenes. For experts, you’ll be joining a like-minded, informed community, and we’ll help to make your expertise and experience “count.”

Organizing and administration will mean stronger communications.

Occupational health and workers need a stronger voice.

Science and medicine are foundational in our work.

Specific topics, such as pesticides and other chemicals, organic agriculture, wireless radiation, asbestos, nuclear technologies and waste, and innovative thinking for least-toxic approaches and climate solutions would all benefit from Board champions.

Legal and policy expertise can help to translate scientific imperatives into law, policy and practice.

Campaigners keep open lines of communications, to advance science-based, least-toxic solutions, to achieve change!

About our work

Experience and impact. Over the past 16 years, PCN has gained expertise, experience and a strong voice, with solid science-based advocacy against contributors to cancer. We do research, share knowledge, and advocate to improve laws and practices, to make least-toxic the norm.

Profile. We have published in national media and scientific literature, and we share guidance for least- toxic living. We present to decision-makers, comment to regulators and speak to communities, to stop carcinogens in your air, water and food, and everyday products; at home, work and play.

Broad perspectives. Cancer prevention touches broad topics, even climate change and biodiversity. Science and advocacy to reduce toxic exposures in 2023 touched several topics, including:

  • the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and the Right to a Healthy Environment to:
    • put precautionary approaches into broad actions, with modern science and pragmatism to address tens of thousands of human-made substances;
    • protect vulnerable populations: and
    • address radiofrequency radiation;
  • pesticide use reduction (including specific products of concern) and least-toxic “cosmetic” pest control;
  • pesticide regulation and access to information, sitting on Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency Transformation Steering Committee, examining confidential test data, and responding to consultations;
  • healthy food supplies with sustainable, resilient, organic agriculture;
  • biodiversity protection by reducing hazardous environmental agents, including pesticides and greenhouse gases, and “wireless” radiofrequency radiation (that may also contribute to cancers);
  • asbestos in drinking water, from aging asbestos cement supply pipes;
  • potential failure during extreme rainfall of the proposed near-surface nuclear waste disposal site at Chalk River, upstream of Ottawa on the Ottawa River.

We are volunteers with a passion to prevent cancer.
If that is your passion too, let’s team up!

To apply for a Board position please send a cover letter expressing your interests and potential contributions, a brief biography and a CV or resume by email to: info@preventcancernow.ca