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Coalition

Who We Are

The CanCertainty Coalition is a united voice of more than 30 Canadian patient groups, cancer health charities, and caregiver organizations, joining together to significantly improve the affordability and accessibility of oral take-home cancer medications in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

We are working collaboratively together to ensure that all Canadians have access to fair and equal access to oral take-home cancer medications – no matter their age, cancer type, treatment type or where they live.

Together we represent patients, caregivers and families representing all cancers. Click here to see the full list of partner and supporting organizations. For information about joining our growing list of supporting organizations, please contact: info@cancertaintyforall.ca

Support for CanCertainty

Initiated by Kidney Cancer Canada, the CanCertainty Coalition is supported by:

Our Position

The White Paper, The Institutionalized Discrimination of Cancer Patients - Not What Tommy Douglas Intended: A Business Case for the Universal coverage of Oral Cancer Medicines in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, The Cameron Institute, provides more details on each of the issues below.

Cancer patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face:

  • Discrimination according to their cancer type (some cancers rely more heavily on oral cancer medications) and treatment formulation (whether IV or oral) More/Less
  • Discrimination based upon age in some provinces such as Ontario where patients must be 65 or older (or on social assistance) in order to qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program  More/Less
  • Discrimination based upon income More/Less
  • Discrimination based upon home province More/Less

The CanCertainty Coalition believes that all Canadians have the right to access affordable life-saving cancer treatments. If you agree with this position, please click here to add your name to the growing number of Canadians calling for improvements in our cancer care systems. 

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