Delivering as One: Annual Highlights 2013/14 presents recent achievements of Canada’s cancer strategy
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
ANNUAL REPORT 2013/14
MESSAGES FROM OUR CHAIR AND CEO
As I step down from my role as Chair after seven years on the Board, I want to say what a privilege it has been to be associated with the Partnership during this exciting time. I’ve seen first-hand how health professionals and organizations are now working together differently to share knowledge, establish relationships across geographical boundaries, and increase consistency in practice to control cancer in this country.
Since 2007, we’ve moved from bringing people together to work collaboratively to making real strides in reducing the impact of cancer on Canadians. By harnessing the passion and unique skills and experiences that everyone involved in cancer control brings to their work and that of the Partnership, we are reducing the burden of cancer.
People from around the world look to the Canadian model – the Partnership model – for ideas and inspiration. And when we look back in 2037, we’ll see that in these formative years we laid the groundwork for tremendous improvements that took place 10, 20 and 30 years hence. As a cancer survivor, I am confident that the progress we are making together is making a real difference for patients and their caregivers, and will continue to have an impact for years to come.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I look forward to watching the impact of the Partnership’s efforts for years to come.
Chair, Board of Directors
In 2013/2014, we worked with our cancer control partners from across Canada to deliver excellent results in many key areas.
We hosted a national event to launch the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Control Initiative, celebrating this milestone with the leaders of the National Aboriginal Organizations, partners and stakeholders. We surpassed the enrollment target for the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, securing the commitment of nearly 300,000 Canadians and building a legacy in health research that all Canadians can be proud of.
To ensure our efforts really make a difference to Canadians living with cancer, we undertook the challenge of embedding the patient perspective in all of our work in an authentic way. And through planned and thoughtful measurement, we are able to track now – and over many years – the difference we are making across the country.
The progress we are making toward our shared goal of reducing the burden of cancer would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of dedicated people from across the country and the team at the Partnership. We thank all of you for your ongoing contributions to Canada’s cancer strategy.
Chief Executive Officer
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