World Cancer Day 2014

Feb 04, 2014 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

MaRS Auditorium
101 College Street
Toronto, ON

While cancer can be a difficult topic to address, particularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level.

Taking place at MaRS Discovery District, hear storytellers, cancer experts, a leading social marketer, university student leaders, a filmmaker and other inspiring community leaders share ideas about taking control of cancer. We’ll be inviting members of the audience to join in the dialogue and help shape the new cancer control movement in Canada.

A mix of everyday Canadians—communications experts, students, cancer professionals and grassroots community organizers will talk about how we can address the myths, confusion and misunderstanding about cancer—and get input and ideas from the audience. There will be time to visit and talk with people involved in cancer control and see the exhibits from our World Cancer Day partners, ­students, government agencies, charities, corporate supporters and others ­engaged in cancer control and care.



  • Alison Crepinsek, Health Promotion Manager, The Campaign to Control Cancer
  • Video welcome from Engaging Emerging Leaders in Cancer Control (E2C2) Campus Action Teams: McMaster University, University of Toronto, Lakehead University, Carleton University, Queen’s University


  • Dr. Brent Schacter, Chair, The Campaign to Control Cancer
  • Karen Greve Young, Vice President, Partnerships, MaRS Discovery District

Roundtable Discussion

Myth 1 – We don’t need to talk about cancer
Myth 2 – There are no signs or symptoms of cancer

  • Paul Alofs – CEO, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
  • Theo Aust – Engaging Emerging Leaders in Cancer Control (E2C2). University of Toronto
  • MJ DeCoteau – CEO, ReThink Breast Cancer
  • Craig Earle - Director of Health Services Research, Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Nolan Sarner - Filmmaker, Creative Director,Aggregate Content

Roundtable Discussion

Myth 3 – There’s nothing I can do about cancer
Myth 4 – I don’t have the right to cancer care

  • Andrea Donlan – Manifest Communications, Toronto
  • Mary Gospodarowicz – President, Union for International Cancer Control, Geneva
  • Dr. Ed Kucharski – Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program
  • Michelle Moonesar – Engaging Emerging Leaders in Cancer Control (E2C2), McMaster University, Hamilton
  • Hanane Mjama – Program Coordinator, Community Matters Toronto

Closing Remarks

  • Olivia Chow - MP, Trinity Spadina

Note: This event is free!

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