Message from the Chair, Saskatchewan SCAN
The Saskatchewan Cancer Action Network is a provincial non-profit network of partners established for the purpose of ensuring the voices, and interests, of cancer patients and their families are heard, recognized, understood, and reflected in the polices and services developed by decision makers at the provincial level.
We are driven by the vision that all Saskatchewan people will have comprehensive, timely, accessible, sustainable, and equitable cancer care throughout the cancer continuum.
Four guiding principles direct our work. These principles are:
- To seek and honour input and involvement from members;
- To respect diversity of views;
- To practice inclusivity and equality;
- Be survivor driven throughout the continuum of prevention, early detection, screening, education, control, research, treatment, care, and the pursuit of a cure.
SCAN’s members are volunteers who strive to build community capacity, develop an informed voice within the Saskatchewan cancer community, speak with one voice at the provincial level in support of the provincial agenda of the Canadian Cancer Action Network and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. (CPAC)
Our network is comprised of representatives from nine cancer site interest groups, the Canadian Cancer Society (Saskatchewan Division), as well as many individuals who have experienced cancer either as a patient or as a family member. The SCAN Board of Directors is drawn from the membership.
Chair, Louise Frederick, represents the interests of the SCAN at the Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN) Members Council. Also serving on the board at present are: Vice-Chair Ron Reavely; Treasurer, Floralyn Wessel; and Directors Diana Ermel and Joan Dudgeon.
To express an interest in joining our growing network of patient voices in Saskatchewan, or if you would like to become involved in the projects or activities of SCAN, please contact us at either email@example.com or the CCAN toll free line: 1-866-378-1986.
Louise Frederick, Chair