Welcome to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation

Founded in 2008, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is a largely volunteer-run registered charity, dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about mesothelioma in Canada. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is almost exclusively linked to asbestos exposure. The CMF supports mesothelioma patients and their families, as well as the development of a network of expertise in mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment and care across Canada. Learn more about us here.

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Mesothelioma: from today’s challenges to tomorrow’s cure

Hot Off the Press February 2020 - Presentations from the, "Mesothelioma: From Today's Challenges to Tomorrow's Cure" conference have been posted on our CMF Conference Presentations page.


On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation hosted an-all day conference followed by a pre-theatre reception and documentary film on asbestos.  The events were held at the MaRS Discovery District on College St. in Toronto, Ontario.

This historic conference was designed to pull the major experts in mesothelioma together, including some international experts, to share leading edge research on mesothelioma. It was designed with the medical community in mind as well as patients and caregivers. 

The evening was reserved for a pre-theatre reception and the Canadian debut of "Breathless" by Belgian filmmaker Daniel Lambo.  

“Following the deaths of his father and many others from his village, filmmaker Daniel Lambo sets off on a passionate quest to find the truth about the deadly asbestos industry.”

The film was introduced by Daniel Lambo and Eric Jonckheere, whose family’s story is featured in the film, followed by Q&A.

CMF online support groups for patients & caregivers

An important objective of our organisation is to support the emotional health of patients living with mesothelioma, as well as the people that care for them.  Currently, we offer a number of private, invite-only Facebook groups for mesothelioma patients, loved ones and bereaved to connect with one another, share experiences and seek support from others in similar situations.  

To join one of our groups, please follow these steps: