#3oMinutesThat Matter

Modernizing Canada’s cancer plan


The Partnership recently engaged Canadians in a conversation to refresh and modernize the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. Nearly 7,500 Canadians provided their advice by taking #30MinutesThatMatter and completing the Choicebook or participating in in-person consultations.

Explore the following timeline to learn more about the broad consultation that is informing the modernized Strategy.

 

  • 2006

    Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control developed by 700 cancer patients and professionals
  • 2007

    Timeline image Canadian Partnership Against Cancer created by the federal government to oversee implementation of the Strategy
  • 2007-17

    Significant advances in the first decade of implementing the Strategy:

    • 300,000+ Canadians volunteered to participate in the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, creating Canada’s largest population health research platform.
    • An action plan of shared priorities was created with First Nations, Inuit and Métis stakeholders.
    • Nine provincial cancer registries now collect and report stage data for over 90 per cent of breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer cases compared to only four registries in 2007.
    • Colorectal cancer screening programs rolled out across 10 provinces in just three years.
    • Sixty per cent of cancer patients across six provinces completed questionnaires on symptoms like pain and fatigue so their health care team could provide them with better care and support.
  • March 2016

    Timeline image The Canadian government announces ongoing funding for the Partnership in the federal budget
  • May 2018

    Timeline image Minister of Health asked Partnership to refresh the Strategy
  • June 2018

    First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners engaged
  • September 2018

    Refreshing Canada’s National Cancer Control Strategy (discussion paper) published
  • September 2018

    First Nations, Inuit and Métis Elders engaged
  • September 2018

    Timeline image Ongoing consultations with cancer system decision-makers and influencers

    • Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control External Advisory Committee
    • Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies
    • Health Economics Advisory Committee
    • Tobacco and Cancer Steering Committee
    • 40+ patient advocacy groups
  • October 2018

    Timeline image #30MinutesThatMatter campaign and Choicebook launched to engage Canadians

    1,400+ Choicebooks completed

    200+ Canadians engaged through in-person consultations

  • October 2018

    Private Sector Innovator Roundtable

    Private sector healthcare and innovation leaders consulted to provide input on how technological and other innovations can improve care and care models over the next decade

  • October 2018

    Timeline image Ongoing consultations with cancer system decision-makers and influencers

    • OncoSim Technical Working Group
    • Palliative and End-of-Life Care National Network
    • System Performance Steering Committee
    • Technical Working Group for System Performance
  • November 2018

    Timeline image 4.800+ Choicebooks completed

    1,000+ Canadians engaged through in-person consultations

  • November 2018

    Timeline image 12 engagements with Canadians representing underserved populations, including

    • 2SLGBTQI communities
    • Rural, remote and northern communities
    • Inner city populations
    • Recent immigrants
    • Low income populations
    • Young adult and adolescent populations
    • Non-English/French speaking groups and official language minorities
  • November 2018

    Timeline image Ongoing consultations with cancer system decision-makers and influencers

    • Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies
    • Provincial/territorial ministries of health
    • CEOs of pan-Canadian health organizations
    • Adolescents and Young Adult National Network
    • Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Network
    • Canadian Partnership of Tomorrow Project’s Scientific Directors
    • Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy Steering Committee
    • Electronic Synoptic Pathology Reporting (ESPRI) & Electronic Synoptic Surgery Quality Initiative (ESSQUI) partners
    • Knowledge Mobilization Steering Committee
    • National Colorectal Cancer Screening Network
    • Patient and family advisors
  • November 2018

    National Inuit Committee on Health and First Nations Health Managers engaged
  • December 2018

    Timeline image 6,400 Choicebooks completed

    1,300+ Canadians engaged through in-person consultations

  • December 2018

    Representatives of Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association, Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, First Nations Health Managers Association and Indigenous Social workers engaged through National Indigenous Healthcare Provider Organization
  • December 2018

    First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners engaged at kick off meeting for people-specific cancer strategies initiative
  • December 2018

    Timeline image 3 engagements with Canadians representing underserved populations, including

    • Inner city populations
    • Recent immigrants
    • Low income populations
    • Non-English/French speaking groups and official language minorities
  • December 2018

    Timeline image Ongoing consultations with cancer system decision-makers and influencers

    • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s Board of Directors
    • Canadian Cancer Research Alliance
    • Pan-Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Network
    • Pan-Canadian Lung Cancer Screening Network
    • Pan-Canadian Tobacco Cessation + Cancer Care Network
    • Prevention Policy Steering Committee
  • January 2019

    Yukon Health Directors and Inuit cancer survivors engaged
  • January 2019

    Chronic Disease Roundtable

    Consulted key stakeholders essential to the management of chronic diseases in Canada – health leaders, insurance and employee assistance experts – for insights into how innovations can improve care models over the next decade to improve the health of Canadians, reduce duplication and align efforts across interconnected industries.

  • January 2019

    Timeline image Primary Care Roundtable

    Representatives from government, national primary care organizations and primary care practitioners consulted to ensure the modernized Strategy leverages opportunities to coordinate and align primary care and cancer care.

  • January – March 2019

    Timeline image Analysis of data, insights and themes and development of modernized Strategy
  • May 2019

    Timeline image Modernized Strategy to be submitted to federal Minister of Health

 

The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control is now more than a decade old. In 2006, more than 700 Canadians developed it together, setting out an ambitious plan to improve the cancer experience for all Canadians.

We’ve made considerable progress since then, but there’s still work left to do. One in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.

The refreshed Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control will be provided to the federal Minister of Health in May 2019.

Questions?

Email us for inquiries about the cancer strategy

 

Discussion paper

Learn more about cancer control challenges

 

FAQs

Learn more about the refresh of the Strategy