Over forty groups have signed in less than two weeks.

    Be part of the movement!

    Breast Cancer Action Quebec is sending a declaration to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna this week. Read the declaration. Scroll to the bottom to see the many groups that have signed on.

    If you belong to a group that wants to add their name, get in touch with us as soon as possible.

    If you are an individual who wants to be a part of this movement, click here to see the different actions you can take.


    The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is the foundation of our environmental regulations and it’s presently under review by the federal government.

    Under the current legislation, Canadians are not protected from toxic substances, the exposure to which leads to thousands of premature deaths each year and millions of preventable diseases. The Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development was responsible for preparing a report to Parliament on proposed reforms and has produced an excellent report which we fully support.

    It is up to concerned individuals and groups like ours to put pressure on the government to take action on this report and move it forward by proposing amended legislation to Parliament.

    Read more on how to get involved.


    Many people are surprised by the extent of our work with young people.

    Indeed, our Youth Program has many branches. We work with university students who support our mission and want to organize events on campuses with us to educate other students and the public on our work. We work with community groups that work with young people offering our workshops on health and the environment and/or leading DIY activities (Do It Yourself activities making homemade personal care products).

    And now we work with high school students offering our innovative program, Health Connections: Young People Connecting with their Environment and Communities.

    Read more.

  • Book a workshop

    Breast Cancer Action Quebec offers a range of educational workshops:

    • Prevention and Action Against Cancer and Toxicants (PACT)
    • Beast of Beauty
    • Chemical Detective
    • Breast Cancer and the Workplace
    • From Anger to Conformity: What has happened to a feminist analysis of breast cancer?

      We have a team of facilitators available to give them in schools, workplaces, community groups and faith-based groups. The length can be adapted to different circumstances. Call us if you are interested in one for your group.

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The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is the foundation of our environmental regulations and it’s currently under review by the federal government. Along with other environmental groups we have monitored this weak legislation for many years. It is in bad need of reform.

It is up to concerned individuals and groups like ours to put pressure on the government to take action.

Click here to read more and get involved.

Why We Need to Reform the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

As many of you know, our chemical regulatory system allows chemicals to go into production and circulation without proof of their safety. We are then required to fight a reactive battle, toxic substance by toxic substance, to prove their harm and get them out of circulation and out of our environment. In many cases, our exposure to toxic substances continues for decades after bans go into effect.

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BCAQc relies on membership dues and private donations to stay in operation. Membership entitles you to advance notice of seminars and workshops as well as a subscription to our electronic newsletter— BCAQc Connected.

A strong membership also helps to substantiate our financial applications for government grants and private foundations. Please consider joining us today!

For twenty five years — with your support — BCAQc has been working hard to get vital information about environmental and chemical links to breast cancer to the public, and we now know that our message is being heard.

We ask you to consider a financial gift to Breast Cancer Action Quebec to help us to continue to get this vital information to the public.

There are many ways you can be involved: volunteer, write a letter to the editor, book an educational workshop for your school, community group or work place.

Engage with us, follow us on social media, share your opinions and ideas – take BCAQc’s message to your community! Be a voice for a change!