Welcome to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation

Founded in 2008, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to raise awareness and understanding about mesothelioma in Canada. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is almost exclusively linked to asbestos exposure. The aim of the CMF is to both initiate and foster a support network for patients with mesothelioma and their families, and to support the development of a community of health professionals in the field of mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment and care across Canada. Learn more about us here.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 26th, 2015 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The incidence of mesothelioma, an extremely aggressive cancer, continues to rise. It is now one of the top causes of death in the workplace in Canada. Although the use of new asbestos in Canada has decreased, it remains in old homes and office buildings; it doesn’t just go away.

2015 Meso Horny Stampede Charity Event: Stick'in it to Cancer, one Horn at a Time

Here it is again folks! You are invited to enjoy refreshments, live music, silent auction and back by popular demand, the LIVE auction and all for a great cause! Hope to see you there! 

Who: The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (registered charity) 

What: 2nd Annual Meso Horny Stampede Charity Event 

When: Monday, July 6, 2015. Doors open at 1 pm for a fun-filled afternoon! 

Where: Last Best Brewing and Distilling, 607 11 Ave SW, Calgary 

Giving Challenge 2015: How YOU can help the CMF to win $10,000!

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is here! For the entire month of June, every $1 you donate to the CMF through www.canadahelps.org or www.givingchallenge.ca qualifies us to win $10,000! The more you give, the more chances for us to win! 

2014 CMF Spring Fundraiser with Hilary Farr of "Love it or List it"

On Wednesday May 28, 2014 the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation held its annual spring fundraiser.  This year's theme was, "Building Awareness of Mesothelioma".  The event was held at The Loft in Toronto, Ontario and featured celebrity guest Hilary Farr of the popular television series "Love it or List it"!  It was a huge success and a very special evening for all.  Thank you to all who attended and donated so generously.

April 2 2014 Conference: Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma

April 22, 2014:  HOT OFF THE PRESS - THE CMF CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS!  Thank you to all attendees, speakers, volunteers and sponsors of our hugely successful conference, "Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma", held this past April 2, 2014 in Toronto Ontario.  It was a wonderful day that brought our mesothelioma community together, including top physicians and researchers from the mesothelioma research program in Toronto, legal representation, health and safety officials, government, advocacy grou

Radiation before surgery more than doubles mesothelioma survival: UHN study

(TORONTO, Canada – January 20, 2014) – Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly disease, compared to treating with surgery first.


The BCE Rob Adlam Initiative (RAI)

The CMF is honoured to announce a new fundraising campaign, “The Rob Adlam Initiative,” launched by Rob's colleagues on the BCE Pension Surplus negotiating committee. The initiative has been set up by the committee members in remembrance of Rob's leadership, advocacy and selflessness in ultimately succeeding in seeing surplus associated with the BCE Pension Plan distributed to its 1000 members. Sadly, Rob passed away from mesothelioma in 2009 and did not survive to see the successful completion of the project he and his Committee had commenced in 1999.

Other Funding Opportunities

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is calling for applications for its 2013 round of mesothelioma research grant funding.The Meso Foundation offers research grants for two years up to $50,000 per year. Eligible projects may relate to benchwork, translational or clinical research that is not presently funded or pending review and may be conducted through any not-for-profit academic, medical or research institution. Encouraged projects include, but are not limited to, investigations of: 

CMF announces new online mesothelioma support group

The CMF is proud to announce a brand new initiative on Facebook to enable mesothelioma patients, loved ones and bereaved to connect with one another, share experiences and seek support from others in similar situations.  We are hearing from more and more Canadians citing feelings of loneliness, isolation and helplessness in their struggles with mesothelioma or in caring for a loved one with the disease.  It is our hope that this initiative will help to bring people together to support each other through these difficult times.   


Jennifer's Journey: Launch of EcoSynthetix CMF fundraising campaign

The CMF is proud to announce a new fundraising campaign, "Jennifer's Journey," launched by EcoSynthetix Corp., a Canadian biopolymer firm based in Burlington, Ontario.  Their fundraising team was created on behalf of a dear friend and loved one, Mrs. Jennifer van Leeuwen, whom was recently diagnosed with Mesothelioma.

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