• Outreach and Mobilization Position

    Breast Cancer Action Quebec is looking for an outreach and mobilization worker for our toxics education and legislative reform projects.


    As a member of a small but dynamic team, the outreach and mobilization worker will coordinate contact with women’s, youth and community organizations across Quebec to promote our toxics education program and our mobilization project during the federal elections. They will also liaise with youth groups on our environmental health program to put together groups of girls for workshops offering training to become environmental health leaders.

    To see the full job description, click here

  • Podcast: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Breast Cancer but Were Afraid to Ask

    This October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month we invited guests from three professions to share their expertise and answer questions. As well, three BCAQc members provided moving testimonials of living with breast cancer.

    If you missed the evening, a recording is available here.

  • Working Women and Breast Cancer: The State of the Evidence

    Now available in French

    A major publication on occupational breast cancer, Working Women and Breast Cancer: The State of the Evidence, published by the Breast Cancer Fund, has now been translated into French thanks to the outstanding work of professional translators Geneviève Tardif and Christine Laprise, both longtime translators for Breast Cancer Action Quebec. We give them our deepest thanks for their invaluable work.

    Read Work and Female Breast Cancer: The State of the Evidence, 2002-2017

    Read Work and Breast Cancer: Recommendations to address research needs

    Read Travail et cancer du sein chez la femme : un aperçu des données probantes pour la période 2002-2017

    Read Travail et cancer du sein : Recommandations répondant aux besoins de la recherche

  • Toxic Exposures are a Feminist Issue!

    Canadian Women against Toxic Substances

    Gender, biology and determinants of health, such as socio-economic status, employment, belonging to racialized groups and Indigenous communities, all play important roles affecting Canadian women’s health in relation to exposures to toxic substances. Canadian Women against Toxic Substances are concerned that the present-day laws which oversee the regulation and control of toxic substances do not adequately account for these factors, leaving women and the next generation vulnerable to a wide range of long-term negative health effects.

    Read further and see how exposure to toxic substances is a feminist issue. You may be surprised to learn among other things, that despite fundamental differences in biology between men and women, animal studies that too frequently relied on male-only models still dominate the scientific evidence.

    Click here to learn 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.

    Read more

Off to a Good Start!

The Financial Impact of a Serious Illness

This year we are confronting head on the financial impact of a serious or chronic illness like breast cancer on women's lives.  In partnership with the feminist network Relais-femmes, we will develop easy to use tools to help people evaluate their financial vulnerability and offer information on what they can do to protect themselves, no matter their financial resourcesOK.

Training Young Women to Become Environmental Leaders

An evolution of our youth program is underway in 2019. Building on our successful high school curriculum, Young People Connecting with their Environment and Communities we will work with youth groups to propel young women to become the leaders of tomorrow in the environmental movement. Watch out world! 

Reform the Canadian Environmental Protection Act  

And of course, we will continue our push to reform the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. With the upcoming federal election there is a great opportunity to ask candidates and politicians where they stand on CEPA. We are building tools that will help groups, communities or individuals mobilize around this important election issue. Keep an eye out for this toolkit and be part of the change you want to see happen.

Great Events for the Spring

As always, we have some great events planned for the Spring. We know how much our Zumbathon  fundraiser moved you (haha) last year, so we're doing it again, this time with a twist. Stay tuned! 

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!