Partnerships

The Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation believes that more will be accomplished if like minded individuals and organizations work together to spread the message of skin cancer prevention and early detection:

  • The Foundation has supported a number of individuals, government representatives and organizations across the country as they work with their provincial governments to enact legislation to ban the use of tanning beds for youth under the age of 18.
  • We are currently working with Alberta Health Services to pilot a “Sun Safety Occupational Health and Safety Program” that will assist companies as they work to provide a safe working environment for their employees. The program will be available to companies across the country through the CSCF website once it is finalized.
  • We are a member of a network of organizations dedicated to improving accessibility to treatments for patients diagnosed with skin cancer, in particular melanoma.
  • A number of organizations have agreed to partner with the CSCF in marketing our national education program.

Patient Support

For those living with cancer, support can be vital in the healing process. There are a number of organizations across Canada that offer support for patients and families with information on treatment options, online chat forums or monthly meetings and, in some cases, financial assistance.

The Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation partners with these organizations in a number of initiatives and provides links to their websites in recognition of the wonderful work they do in supporting those living with skin cancer.

 

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Education

The Foundation also partners with other educators to create awareness and develop curriculum around skin cancer prevention and early detection.
Melanoma: What you need to know – Created by the Melanoma Network of Canada, the purpose of this booklet is to help people newly diagnosed with melanoma to learn about this skin cancer and how it is treated.

Other

Other important partnerships help spread the message of prevention and early detection of skin cancer.

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