Our Partners

We maintain close partnerships with these organizations, represented through the Aboriginal Tobacco Partnership Table at Cancer Care Ontario:

  • Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
    Indigenous Services Canada works with First Nations, Inuit, other federal departments and provincial and territorial partners to support healthy First Nations and Inuit individuals, families and communities.
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care works to establish a patient-focused, results-driven, integrated and sustainable publicly funded health system. Its plan for building a sustainable public health care system in Ontario is based on helping people stay healthy, delivering good care when people need it and protecting the health system for future generations.
  • Asthma Society of Canada
    The balanced voice for asthma in Canada, the Asthma Society of Canada advances optimal self-management, prevention, research and health care.
  • Canadian Cancer Society
    The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society merged with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on February 3rd, 2017.
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
    The Canadian Diabetes Association leads the fight by preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, helping those affected live healthy lives and working to discover a cure.
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
    The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery.
  • Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
    The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit is an Ontario-based research network that is recognized as a Canadian leader in tobacco control research, monitoring and evaluation, teaching and training and as a respected source of science-based information on tobacco control.
  • Tobacco Control Area Networks
    The Ministry of Health and Long term Care funds seven regional Tobacco Control Area Networks that range in size from one to nine public health departments. These Networks facilitate coordination at the local and regional levels, ensure that the needs of public health departments are met and maximize the effective use of limited resources.
    For further information, please contact the local TCAN Coordinator in your area
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the areas of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
  • Youth Advocacy Training Institute
    The Youth Advocacy Training Institute is a program of the Ontario Lung Association that supports youth and youth-serving organizations in Ontario. It provides interactive learning experiences that equip youth, young adults and adults working with youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and reduce tobacco use, promote health and advocate for positive change in their communities.
  • Smokers Helpline
    Smokers' Helpline is a free, confidential service operated by the Canadian Cancer Society offering support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use. It is evidence-based, non-judgmental and personalized. Bilingual services are offered by phone and online. Text messaging and interpreter services are also available in Ontario.
  • Leave the Pack Behind
    Leave the Pack Behind is a tobacco control program that offers young adults smoking and quitting information, personalized support, and quitting resources – all for free! It is funded by the government of Ontario.
  • Right to Play
    Right to Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through sports and games, Right to Play helps children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact.
  • ReachUp
    ReachUp Ultimate is a registered non-profit organization engaging Indigenous children and youth in active, healthy living through the sport of ultimate. Created by a group of committed volunteer coaches, ReachUp travels to communities across Ontario to teach ultimate. Based on a set of principles called Spirit of the Game, ultimate reinforces the Seven Sacred Teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth.
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