CanSAV Logo

1-877-922-6728 (9CANSAV)

info@cansav.ca

 

 

Support. Advocate. Facilitate. Educate.

THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR ASBESTOS VICTIMS

Patients and families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases in other industrialized democracies receive the acknowledgement and support they need. Canadian families do not.

CanSAV believes patients and their families have been undercompensated by Canadian authorities for the burden of suffering with this painful and often terminal occupational disease.

We provide you the information and resources to help bridge this gap.

Donate to CanSAV

The Canadian Society for Asbestos Victims is committed to improving the quality of life for families impacted by asbestos-related diseases by providing support, advocacy, facilitation and education around the issues.

Why Donate?

This is a big job, this is a big country! CanSAV organizes town hall meetings for concerned communities and organizations, travels to national and provincial capitals to meet with legislators, and more. This is necessary work, but requires support from generous individuals and groups.

Become a member

Benefits of being a member – you receive news and information, you’re part of our growing, national community and as a member, you are invited to attend our AGM.

If you own or run a business or corporation, you can be of even greater help by becoming a benefactor. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by donating generously and support our membership.

The AREA Fund

The Asbestos-related Research, Education and Advocacy Fund (AREA Fund) was set up in loving memory of mesothelioma victim Dave Ford in 2010. The fund supports asbestos-related research, education and advocacy initiatives.

It is the only charitable fund in Canada for this specific purpose. As an endowment fund, it will exist in perpetuity and grow with each donation, to provide funding for this important work over the long term.

CanSAV supports the AREA Fund. Find out more about donating to the AREA Fund.

CanSAV Action Committees

CanSAV's most valuable resource people power, our wonderful volunteers.

If you are a paralegal, WCB or WSIB representative, trade union member or representative, journalist, public healthcare worker, doctor, social worker or homemaker, you can help.

Simply complete the Volunteer Information Form. and we'll get you started

Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know how you'd like to share your services.

Participate

In many ways, the most significant and meaningful way to contribute is by sharing your own experiences with asbestos-related disease. Too many victims – those diagnosed as well as the people who love and care for them – have suffered under this burden alone.

If you are a patient, or a former patient that has licked the disease, please share your triumphs – and give Hope to those who may need it and take inspiration from your story. Good news is always worth sharing!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about sharing your Message of Hope.

If you have lost a loved one – family, friend, or co-worker – please consider posting a Tribute. This helps in two ways. First, by sharing experiences, those in pain may at least know the comfort that comes in the knowledge they are not alone.

Second, as organizations like CanSAV lobby and advocate on behalf of asbestos victims, giving decision makers the names, faces and life stories of the victims can only have more impact. This is a national tragedy – but its victims can never be allowed to become "just statistics."

Write a Letter

One person CAN make a difference. Add to the many voices speaking out against the use of asbestos in our country. Make a formal complaint against asbestos in our schools and the continued use of chrysotile asbestos by contacting any one or all of the following:

The Hon. John Baird
Minister of the Environment
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: (613) 996-9778
Fax: (613) 996-0785
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Hon. Gary Lunn
Minister of Natural Resources
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: (613) 996-1119
Fax: (613) 996-0850
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Hon. Tony Clement
Minister of Health
Minister of Health
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel: (613) 944-7740
Fax: (613) 992-5092
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or you can send a post-free letter to your Member of Parliament:

House of Commons
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Copyright © 2017 CanSAV, Canadian Society for Asbestos Victims
Site by DarkHorse Web Design