A Petition for Cancer Reform in Ontario

Ontario’s fractured cancer system needs significant reform that will enable all cancer patients to access safe, high-quality treatment and care without delay or out-of-pocket costs.

One in two Canadians will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, and the majority of cancer patients will require a take-home cancer drug.

Yet in Ontario, cancer patients face a two-tiered, out-of-date system that is riddled with administrative hurdles, out-of-pocket costs to the patient and delays for take-home cancer treatments.

There have been numerous reports, roundtables and appeals for cancer reform from patients, physicians, the cancer community, and the Ontario Auditor General. Despite these calls, patients in Ontario still face the same fragmented and antiquated cancer system.

The Western Provinces, the Northern Territories, and Quebec have all developed mechanisms to fund universal access to oral cancer treatments regardless of one’s age.

To date, two of the three major political parties in Ontario have made commitments to address the need to change the current cancer system, including closing the funding gap between in-hospital and take-home cancer treatments.

Cancer doesn’t have political stripes and committing to the best quality cancer care cannot be a partisan issue.

We the undersigned call for:
All parties to commit to immediate cancer reform in Ontario that will enable all cancer patients to access safe, high-quality treatment and care without delay or out-of-pocket costs before the provincial election on June 7.

745 signatures

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  • Margaret Cook
    signed via 2019-12-13 23:02:14 -0500
  • Michelle Christie
    signed 2019-12-12 16:16:16 -0500
  • Marilyn Bergeron
    signed 2019-10-08 15:31:24 -0400
  • Mary Ma
    signed 2019-08-16 17:27:48 -0400
  • Renato Cannux
    signed 2019-05-25 16:24:38 -0400
  • Dave Smith
    signed via 2019-04-13 22:44:30 -0400
  • Joani Croft
    signed via 2019-04-13 12:51:15 -0400
  • Georgina Mignon
    signed via 2019-04-13 10:13:03 -0400
  • Evelina Makeeva
    signed 2019-04-11 21:24:53 -0400
  • Dragana Stipic
    signed via 2019-04-11 20:15:31 -0400
  • Ryleigh Dwyer
    signed via 2019-04-11 16:57:37 -0400
  • Lora Spencer
    signed via 2019-04-11 08:55:00 -0400
  • Lyndsey Dennis
    signed via 2019-04-10 14:28:53 -0400
  • andy bell
    signed via 2019-04-10 12:29:39 -0400
  • Ana Cordeiro
    signed via 2019-04-10 12:03:48 -0400
  • Barbera Nodwell
    signed via 2019-04-10 10:59:55 -0400
  • Mima Guadagnoli
    signed via 2019-04-10 09:47:03 -0400
  • Nancy Menezes
    signed via 2019-04-10 09:34:20 -0400
  • Silvana Dewe
    signed via 2019-04-10 08:26:17 -0400
  • Linda Cot
    signed via 2019-04-10 07:31:49 -0400
  • Jane Smith
    signed via 2019-04-09 17:12:26 -0400
  • Monika Peters
    followed this page 2019-04-09 16:24:30 -0400
  • Wally Gross
    signed via 2019-04-09 13:49:09 -0400
  • Ann-Marie Madill
    signed 2019-04-09 11:04:22 -0400
  • Mary Dietrich
    signed via 2018-12-30 13:27:12 -0500
  • Renee McDonald
    signed 2018-12-29 15:48:26 -0500
  • Suzy Pereira
    signed via 2018-12-11 10:22:17 -0500
  • Patricia Roche
    signed via 2018-12-11 10:08:26 -0500
  • Veronica Joyner
    signed 2018-12-10 13:19:28 -0500
  • Chelsea Jang
    signed 2018-11-30 19:15:45 -0500
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