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Prevent Cancer Now 2023 AGM and opportunities on the Board of Directors

Prevent Cancer Now Annual General Meeting: June 29, 2023, noon ET.

Learn about work to stop cancer before it starts, and consider helping.

To attend the meeting, please become a member. We will email documents and the zoom link.

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 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: 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, we’ll help to make your expertise and experience “count.”

The Treasurer position is open.

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 and innovative thinking for least-toxic approaches would all benefit from Board champions.

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

Campaigners 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 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 many topics, even climate change and biodiversity. In 2022 we:

  • focused on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and Bill S-5 to amend CEPA, to put into action “The Right to a Healthy Environment” with modern science, to protect vulnerable populations, and to address radiofrequency radiation.
  • teamed up with others against additional spectrum for 5G.
  • worked to reduce pesticide use (including specific products of concern), advance least-toxic “cosmetic” pest control, and participated on Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency Transformation Steering Committee.
  • advanced sustainable, resilient, organic agriculture.
  • took a lead in a new website on biodiversity and “wireless” radiation.

Using the law. As well as working to improve law and policy, when we know a substance is harmful, exposures should be stopped. Represented by Ecojustice, PCN and Safe Food Matters finally had our day court – three years is too long to continue using old, toxic, “discontinued” pesticides. Stay tuned for the verdict!

We are volunteers with a passion to prevent cancer.
If that is your passion too, we need your help!

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: