Ella Forbes-Chilibeck has been invited to become a member of the Board of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (“CCSN”), an organization created by a group of Canadians concerned about cancer. The CCSN works to
- Empower collaborative action by cancer patients, families and communities to identify and work to remove barriers to optimal patient care;
- Ensure that cancer survivors have access to education and action opportunities to have their voices heard in planning and implementing an optimal health care system;
- Educate the public and policy makers about the financial, emotional and health costs of cancer and offer considered, positive ideas and recommendations to alleviate their effects; and
- Research and encourage research on ways to alleviate barriers to optimal patient care and follow-up.