One in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime?
Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) is a non-profit community group of women and men who are sensitized to the trauma of breast cancer. BCAM educates the public about environmental toxicants and their links to breast cancer, and advocates for stricter industry regulation and stronger government policy regarding toxic chemicals in consumer products that put women at greater risk for the disease. Our work aims to improve the quality of life for women with breast cancer now and to prevent or reduce its incidence for future generations.
BCAM wants the safety of cosmetics and personal care products to be improved and we provide information about dangerous ingredients so you can make informed decisions. BCAM offers opportunities for action as well as educational workshops about safe cosmetics for youth and adult audiences. Call to book!
FemmeToxic's goal is to educate young Canadian women about the potential dangers of cosmetics ingredients and provide people with the tools they need to create personal change and to influence national legislative reform. Refuse to be “toxified”! Demand safer cosmetics!
Becoming a Chemical Detective, provides a framework for recognizing the risks of environmental chemicals in our homes. While relevant for everyone, Becoming a Chemical Detective is particularly designed for potential and new parents, emphasizing risks posed during the vulnerable stages of pregnancy, infancy, early childhood and adolescence.
Prevention and Action against Cancer and Toxicants
The P.A.C.T. project is an education and mobilization project for Quebec community groups with the goals of sensitizing them to the dangers of toxicants in consumer products. We also want to encourage the community to fight for regulatory change and to pressure industries to phase-out or eliminate toxicants.
3I: Influence, Initiative, Impact is created to address the leadership component of FemmeToxic by working with five young women's community groups in and around Montreal. 3I will help promote young women's leadership in community, civic and political actions. This is an exciting opportunity for us to work with young leaders!