“Not only a disease of abnormal cells but also of communities that we create and live in”

ecology of breast cancer

Breast cancer is so much more than abnormal cells in our bodies. Join Dr. Ted Schettler in a free webinar hosted by Breast Cancer Action and learn more about the eco-social impact on our breast health.
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YAC Member Profile: Shirley


My name is Shirley and I am eighteen years old. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where my nineteen-year-old sister, Carmen, and I attend the University of Manitoba. Volunteering is one of many activities that we like to do together. We’ve been a part of the Children’s Wish Foundation, The Manitoba Museum, and we also help student teach at the Institution of Chinese Language, Culture, and Arts. We’re constantly looking for new volunteering opportunities. While walking around school one day, we came across an advertisement about how the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation wants to create a Youth Advisory Council right here on campus and we signed up immediately. Continue reading

YAC Member Katie Fitzgerald Receives Stars of Alberta Award

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On International Volunteer Day 2013, Youth Advisory Council’s very own Katie Fitzgerald was awarded the Stars of Alberta Award, an honour given to outstanding Albertans whose volunteerism and leadership has served as a catalyst for the improvement of their community and well-being of their fellow community members. We sat down with Katie to talk about her passion for volunteerism and what receiving this award meant to her. Continue reading

Apps to Help You Achieve Your Resolutions in 2014


Happy New Year from Youth Advisory Council and everyone here at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! We hope that your 2014 is filled with health & happiness!

If you are anything like we are, you are entering 2014 with a nice long list of resolutions. Get in shape, eat more veggies, save money, learn something new, get more sleep, quit a bad habit and the list goes on. In order to help you reach your goals this year, Youth Advisory Council has channeled our inner techie. We present you with a list of the best apps to help you stick to your resolutions in 2014:
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