Welcome to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation

Founded in 2008, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to raise awareness and understanding about mesothelioma in Canada. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is almost exclusively linked to asbestos exposure. The aim of the CMF is to both initiate and foster a support network for patients with mesothelioma and their families, and to support the development of a community of health professionals in the field of mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment and care across Canada. Learn more about us here.

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Save the Date!

This year's Toronto annual fundraiser is being held on Sunday evening, October 21st. Celebrity hosts are Love It or List It's Hilary Farr and co-host David Visentin. Honorary Chair is Gina Godfrey. Watch for tickets to go on sale soon for the fundraiser with live music, great food, bar, auction and so much more being held at Vaughan Estates of Sunnybrook, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.

CMF Toronto Fundraiser a success!

More people than ever attended the CMF Toronto Fundraiser this year. Celebrity Host Hilary Farr was our master of ceremonies for performances by American Comedian Quincy Jones, Artists of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio and jazz pianist Claire Loach.  All of these performances were generously donated as well as all of the event photos by photographer Karen Elstone.

For the price of a raffle ticket, six lucky people won amazing raffle packages valued from $2,000-$7,000.

September 26th is Mesothelioma Awareness Day

The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation joins mesothelioma organizations around the world today to mark Mesothelioma Awareness day on this September 26th. Far too many have been exposed to asbestos and later developed this devastating cancer. And far too many continue to be exposed to asbestos. The CMF continues to raise awareness of the dangers of exposure to asbestos.

CMF awarded Upper Canada Medal

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2017

The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation receives Upper Canada Medal from Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF) is honoured to receive the Upper Canada Medal from Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (TG&WHF) and the Toronto Mesothelioma Program at University Health Network (UHN).

Government announces ban on asbestos

The Government of Canada has finally announced a ban on asbestos by 2018. Follow the link to read the government press release.


Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is an important day highlighting mesothelioma disease. First started in United States, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation recognizes this day of awareness, September 26.

What do the Hon. Bob Rae, ‘Love It or List It’s Hilary Farr and The Globe and Mail’s Tavia Grant have in common?

For Immediate Release: September 13, 2016

What do the Hon. Bob Rae, ‘Love It or List It’s Hilary Farr and The Globe and Mail’s Tavia Grant have in common?
Asbestos. They will all be at the fundraiser for the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation on Sunday, September 18. Mesothelioma is a de vastating disease almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos-related diseases are the number one cause of death in the workplace.

2016 CMF Fundraising Gala

The 2016 CMF Toronto Fundraising Gala with Celebrity Host, Hilary Farr was a big success with the biggest turnout yet. Held at the trendy new event space at CANVAS and catered by the Food Dudes with music provided by a Toronto jazz ensemble, It had amazing raffle items! Bob Rae and G&M reporter Tavia Grant were honoured for their work on mesothelioma. (Photo by Mark Egan #markeganphoto)

An Open Letter To the Members of Parliament of Canada

An Open Letter To the Members of Parliament of Canada
Thank you for the opportunity to connect with you today.

My name is David Hill, I am 55 years, a husband and father of three, and I live in a small town in Alberta - but only for the next 2 to 5 years, according to my doctor.

I have a rare, terminal cancer called Mesothelioma that has only one cause, and that is contact with the mineral Asbestos.

Letter to Prime Minister

April 12, 2016

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:

RE: Request for a ban on asbestos

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