Welcome to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation

Founded in 2008, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is a largely volunteer-run registered charity, dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about mesothelioma in Canada. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is almost exclusively linked to asbestos exposure. The CMF supports mesothelioma patients and their families, as well as the development of a network of expertise in mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment and care across Canada. Learn more about us here.

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Bienvenue à la Fondation Canadienne du Mésothéliome

Fondée en 2008, La Fondation Canadienne du Mesotheliome est un organisme de bien faisance enregistré en grande partie géré par des bénévoles, dédié à la sensibilisaton et la comprehension sur le mésothéliome au Canada. Le mésothéliome est un cancer rare qui est presque exclusivement liée à l’exposition à l’amiante. La FCM soutient les patients de mésothéliome et leurs familles, ainsi que le développement d’un réseau d’expertise dans le diagnostique, les traitements, et les soins de mésothéliome à travers le Canada. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici


Camille MunroDr. Camille Munro a member of the CMF Scientific Advisory Committee and Assistant Professor and Clinician-Teacher with the Division of Palliative Medicine at the University of Ottawa, held an online session (Zoom) on  pain management on June 19th.  

Are you a patient or a caregiver of a patient with mesothelioma? If yes, please watch for news to join us for upcoming sessions.  Registration is required. To register, please send an email to and tell us about your connection to mesothelioma.

New CMF Mesothelioma Discussion Groups

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Photograph of CMF team member Robin Forbes

The CMF has launched a new service for our support groups, where members join a Zoom call and directly connect with the CMF and others affected by mesothelioma. These sessions are moderated by the newest member of our team, Robin Forbes, a social worker with the Mesothelioma program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She knows about mesothelioma compensation options and the need for emotional and practical support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma and their family members.

Our next CMF Mesothelioma Discussion group will be on June 19, 2024 at 7 pm.  It will be a session on pain management provided by Dr. Camille Munro.  Join us and learn about how to manage pain from a pain management specialist.  People living with a mesothelioma diagnosis and their caregivers/family members are all welcome at this joint session.


3rd Annual Scotty's Legacy Charity Golf Tournament

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Louie Palu Photo Exhibition and ScotiaBank Contact Photo Festival: Sunday, April 30, 3:30 pm

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Louis Palu headshotLPphot0The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation held a fundraising and awareness raising event with award-winning photographer and filmmaker, Louie Palu, at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1Y2. 

Louie provided a guided tour of his photos documenting the harm of exposure to asbestos.  His beliefs have been shaped growing up as the son of an immigrant construction labourer in Toronto's Italian community.  

Palu's work has been published worldwide, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic and the Globe and Mail.  His work is in the collections in museums such as the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Smithsonian.  The exhibition was followed by a ScotiaBank Contact Photo Festival Special Event with Rebecca Senf, Curator Center for Creative Photography Arizona discussing Louie's work. 

Although asbestos is now banned in Canada, people continue to be exposed to asbestos because of its prevalence in our built environment.  Asbestos-related diseases continue to be the number one cause of workplace deaths.  

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Funds raised go to support Meso patients and their families in many ways including support groups, information on diagnosis and treatments, advocacy to prevent further exposures, and we provide funds for research to improve diagnosis, treatments and help find a cure.  But most of all we provide hope to those who receive this devastating diagnosis.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

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CMF support groups for patients & caregivers

An important objective of our organisation is to support the emotional health of patients living with mesothelioma, as well as the people who care for them.  

Currently, we offer a number of private, invite-only Facebook groups for mesothelioma patients, loved ones and bereaved to connect with one another, share experiences and seek support from others in similar situations.  

To join one of our online groups, please follow these steps: