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Cancer and Work Seminars to come:

Looking for work using social media (for cancer survivors)

Feb 15 and 22nd , 2018

At B.C. Cancer,  Vancouver Cancer Centre

To register call 604-877-6000  extension: 672194

 

Returning to Work Group

Jan 29 and 30th  2018

At B.C. Cancer,  Vancouver Island Cancer Center (Victoria, B.C.)

To register call 1-250-519-5525

 

Job Search Seminar for Cancer Patients

Jan 29th, 2018

At B.C. Cancer,  Vancouver Island Cancer Center (Victoria, B.C.)

To register call 1-250-519-5525


News Update

Nurse practitioners now allowed to complete medical reports required by the CPP disability program
On December 14 2017, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos, highlighted an important change to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability program, in support of his commitment to improve delivery of programs and services for all Canadians. As of that date, treating nurse practitioners (NPs) can provide patients with medical evidence required by the CPP disability program.
NPs are now able to independently complete the initial medical report included in the application kit for CPP disability benefits, as well as the medical forms associated with the automatic reinstatement and reassessment of CPP disability benefits and the Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program.
“We understand the emotional and financial stress that a serious health condition can place on an individual and their family. Health professionals play a key role in the CPP disability benefit process. Allowing nurse practitioners to complete the medical reports required by the CPP disability program will simplify the overall process and make the program more accessible for Canadians,” Minister Duclos stated in a news release.
“The changes to the CPP disability program allow NPs to practise to the full extent of their regulated scope of practice. It is great news for people applying for disability benefits and will allow timely access to care for millions of patients whose primary care is delivered by NPs. Canada’s health-care system will benefit from less duplication of services, fewer barriers to care and lower health-care costs as a result of these changes,” added Barb Shellian, president of the Canadian Nurses Association.


Participants needed: Fear and Cancer Worry Study group

Study Title:  Addressing Cancer Worry and Fear of Cancer Recurrence among women with breast or ovarian cancer. A Quality of Life study funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to evaluate how best we can help women manage their fear of cancer recurrence and cancer worries from their participation in a group support.

Who is Eligible?

  • Women with a diagnosis of breast or gynecological cancer and who have completed treatment or who are close to completing treatment
  • Fluency in English
  • 18 years or older
  • Available to attend in person 6 weekly sessions. Groups to start week of May 8th on the Monday (breast cancer) and Thursday (gynecological cancer)

Recruitment for the January 11th 2018 group: 

  • We are currently recruiting participants to participate in the next free support group for fear of cancer recurrence and cancer anxiety to be held at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Transportation and parking are covered
  • 6 weeks of no-cost group therapy led by professionals to help you deal with cancer worry and fear of cancer recurrence
  • Thursdays from 6-8pm

Individuals who participate in this study, will be asked to complete a brief set of questionnaires about their worries from having had cancer. Some may receive a brief follow-up telephone interview. The questionnaires will be repeated three times and will take less than 30 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact the study coordinator, Lorena Baku at 416-581-8631, or the Principal Investigator, Dr. Christine Maheu at 514-616-5954, christine.maheu@mcgill.ca. We are currently recruiting participants in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa.


Cancer and Work Workshops – 2018 workshop coming up!

Register to one of our Cancer and Work Navigation and Training Workshop sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The Cancerandwork.ca team is proud to announce its latest initiative! Following the successful launch of our website, we are now looking to offering workshops on navigating the website and using 2 of its indispensable tools. After completing the workshop, participants will be able to maximize their user experience and inform others about doing the same.

  • Open to cancer patients and survivors, healthcare providers, employers, and HR representatives
  • Offered at various locations across Canada

Topics

Navigating Cancerandwork.ca:

  • Three main sections: Survivors, Healthcare Providers and Employers
  • Tools
  • Research

Employing 2 of the website’s tools:

  • Job Analysis tool
  • Return to Work Planner

Confirmation of acceptance will be provided by April 27th 2017 to the email address provided.

Coming Workshops

Where and When

Where: Montreal

2018, date to be determined. To be held at the McGill University Health Centre. Montreal workshop sponsored by_______.

Registration: There is a maximum of 20 participants, so register soon. Acceptance will be on a first come first serve basis. Complete the following survey below to register for one of the workshops. For more information contact: cancerandwork.nursing@mcgill.ca

Past Workshops

Where: Vancouver – Thank you all to the participants! The workshop was a great success.

When:

1- May 1st, 2017 0930-1130 at the BCCA Room 603, Education Centre, 6th Floor, 750 West Broadway

2- May 5th, 2017 1030-1200 organized by CAPO in partnership with BCCA hosted at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

Where: Halifax – Thank you all to the participants! The workshop was a great success.

3- June 22nd, 2017. To be held at St. Mary’s University. To register please send contact information.

Where: Gatineau/Ottawa – Thank you all to the participants! The workshop was a great success.

4- Thursday, October 29 2017 14:45-1615 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau-Ottawa.

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