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.
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
CMF's 2023 Conference on Mesothelioma,
was held on Thursday, November 16
Learning about early detection, promising research directions, and new treatments for mesothelioma. Together, we can develop a comprehensive Canadian response to asbestos and asbestos disease.
To learn more and to view the program, see https://cmfonline.org/2023-cmf-conference-mesothelioma
A Big THANK YOU to our Sponsors
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.
Watch for news about our next CMF Mesothelioma Discussion group in December 2023 to join us and connect with others, learn about our new service and help us plan for future sessions to meet your needs and interests. People living with a mesothelioma diagnosis and their caregivers/family members are all welcome at this joint session.
Over $10,000 raised! Thank you to all who participated and donated to Mission for Meso 2023!
CBC shares a Robyn Schleihauf's compelling personal story about her dad's mesothelioma. Tom Schleihauf worked as an electrician in Sarnia where he developed mesothelioma.
The 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.
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:
The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation raises funds to support mesothelioma research. Please see the attached UHN report on the CMF Professorship in Mesothelioma Research, 2023.
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: