Cancer and COVID-19 webinar series

The Canadian Cancer Society has created a webinar series on COVID-19 and cancer to offer support and information to people with cancer and their caregivers, family and friends. Each webinar is presented by an expert speaker and addresses a central question about managing cancer needs during this time of COVID-19. Topics include:

  • Cancer and COVID-19: Exercise for people with cancer and their families during COVID-19 (Length: 48 minutes)
  • End-of-life and palliative care in the time of COVID-19 (Length: 17 minutes)
  • COVID-19 and cancer treatment (Length: 45 minutes)
  • Cancer and COVID-19: Staying safe (Length: 21 minutes)
  • Coping with cancer and COVID-19 (Length: 25 minutes)
  • COVID-19 and cancer patients (Length: 13 minutes)

For more information and to watch a webinar:


Thank you! Mission for Meso fundraising success!

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Thank you to everyone who participated or donated to our Mission for Meso motivational challenge-based fundraiser.  Together we raised over $30,000!

Check out one of our hardest working teams, the Bicep-Busting Boardleys. You can see them in action on the CMF's youtube channel

Because of the pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual fundraising event or hold  our conference on mesothelioma.  We rely solely on the funds raised to fund all our supports for Canadians affected by mesothelioma. Now more than ever your donation makes a difference!  It’s never too late donate!


Launch of Mission for Meso: CMF Fundraising Challenge 2020! August 17 - September 26

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Like many other Canadian health charities, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF) has been hit hard by the global pandemic.  It is a challenging time right now for all of us, but we also know that there is a huge desire within the community to help, and to find creative ways to raise funds and make a difference in the lives of mesothelioma patients and their caregivers!  And what better way to make a difference than through a motivational challenge based fundraiser event like Mission for Meso: CMF Fundraising Challenge 2020

Mission for Meso is not your average fundraiser!  It is a simple and fun way to help raise pledges for the CMF by challenging and motivating yourself, or your team, to achieve something great!  Through to September 26, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, you will complete your “Mission for Meso” based on the amount of money you raise.  So for example, if your Mission is to complete one push up for every dollar you raise, and you raise $200 dollars, you will complete 200 push ups over the course of the campaign!  Through your own fundraising page you can post photos or videos of you completing your Mission and letting everyone know you’re supporting the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation!  Please consider supporting the CMF by participating in our fundraiser, or by donating to the cause. For more information about the campaign, how to register or donate,  and for more Mission for Meso fundraising ideas please check out our FAQ below and our campaign webpage here.  Over the course of the campaign, we invite you to follow the progress of our “Return of the Meso-thoners” team, which includes a number of CMF volunteers and their families!    We hope you will join us!


Mesothelioma: from today's challenges to tomorrow's cure

Dr. Dean Fennell gives keynote speech to conference on mesothelioma


Dr. Dean Fennell gives keynote speech at mesothelioma conference

The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation hosted a successfull all-day conference on mesothelioma on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto followed by pre-screening reception and the Canadian debut of “Breathless” by Belgian filmmaker Daniel Lambo
“Following the deaths of his father and many others from his village, filmmaker Daniel Lambo sets off on a passionate quest to find the truth about the deadly asbestos industry.”
Introduction by Daniel Lambo and Eric Jonckheere, whose family’s story is featured in the film, followed by Q&A