OTF grant helped Ontario breast cancer patients access educational resources during pandemic

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When the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) received a $51,300 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Resilient Communities Fund grant in late 2020, he implemented, ensuring breast cancer patients would continue to have access to educational supports throughout the pandemic. The Resilient Communities Fund grant program was developed by OTF to help nonprofits rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

“The Canadian Breast Cancer Network’s commitment to voicing the views and concerns of breast cancer patients through education and advocacy is unparalleled,” said Joel Harden, MPP for Ottawa. -Center. “The staff and volunteers of this organization have done incredibly important work during the pandemic to support breast cancer patients and their families, and I am thrilled to see how they continue to support their staff and community members. with in-person and online programs with the help of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

A breast cancer diagnosis drives the need for patients and families to learn quickly about a complex disease and make informed decisions about life-saving treatments. The Canadian Breast Cancer Network, from Canada the only patient-led breast cancer charity, has developed several educational resources to help patients and families make these important decisions. Funds from this grant helped with staff costs, creating more information for print and digital resources, and supporting costs related to virtual workshops and programming.

“The support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation has allowed us to reprint educational resources and distribute them directly to patients and health centers across Ontario. This funding has also allowed us to host virtual education sessions to ensure patients continue to have their questions addressed by healthcare professionals throughout the pandemic,” said Cathy AmendoleaChair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Network Board of Directors.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network continues to ensure that patients in all regions of the Ontarioand Canada, have access to credible and up-to-date information to help them make informed decisions about their treatments and their health. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, visit www.cbcn.ca to access free educational resources and supports to help you navigate this diagnosis.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontarioand one of from Canada major granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112 million was invested in 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy, vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of from Ontario non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported from Ontario economic recovery by helping nonprofits rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

SOURCE Canadian Breast Cancer Network

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