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.
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
Heidi Von Palleske, Canadian actor, writer, and poet urges you to help CMF.
Again this year, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation isn't able to hold its usual in-person event or conference. We rely on online fundraising to support mesothelioma patients and their families and to help find a cure. This year's online fundraiser, Mission for Meso, was a big success with more participants and more donors than ever! Thank you for your continuing support of the CMF! Actor Heidi von Palleske kindly joined the CMF and promoted the campaign. Thank you Heidi! and thank you to all who took part and, most importantly, to all of our donors and supporters!
The CMF couldn't hold its main annual in-person fundraiser or hold a conference again this year because of the continued pandemic. A big heartfelt thank you to our sponsors without whom we couldn't provide the support for mesothelioma patients and their families, research on diagnosis, treatments, and a cure.
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 793
Hotel & Restaurant Workers, Local 779 (Nfld & Labrador)
September 26, is International Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Recognized around the world, as well as in the hometown of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation's founders in Toronto, Ontario. For the first time, His Honour Mayor John Tory has proclaimed the City of Toronto recognizes International Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Please see the attached City of Toronto Proclamation.
Mesothelioma is a cancer almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos.
The Mission for Meso fundraising campaign ended on International Mesothelioma Awareness Day, September 26th but donations are always needed and welcome. See donation button above.
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 groups, please follow these steps: