Our goal is that every Canadian, eligible by virtue of age or risk, is screened for colorectal cancer.

Our mandate is to raise awareness about the prevalence and the preventability of colon cancer and to promote screening for it.

The Foundation was founded by Mariellen Black in April 2000, less than a year after she was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer. Initially called the Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Foundation (CCSIF), we changed our name to Screen Colons Canada to make it easier to remember – but our goal remains the same: to help prevent colorectal cancer and to get people screened for this highly preventable disease.


Mariellen Black (read her story here)

Members of the Medical Advisory Board

Tony Fields, M.D.
Alberta Cancer Board

Steven Gallinger, M.D.
Mount Sinai Hospital

Jane Green, Ph.D.
Memorial University

Robert Mustard, M.D.
St. Michael's Hospital, Chair

Linda Rabeneck, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.P.C.
Cancer Care Ontario

Margaret Somerville, A.M., F.R.S.C.
McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics & Law

Judith Trudel, M.D.
Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Board of Directors

Scott Clarke, Chair 

Laurence Gutcher, Vice-Chair and Secretary 

André Zaher, Treasurer 

Barbara-Anne Maier 

Honorary Directors

Darryl Sittler, Honorary Chair
Christie Black
Alannah Campbell
Deborah Cotton
Heather Gardiner
Jay Gordon
Jack MacDonald
Marci Pearlman
Marion Plunkett
Gerry Sadvari
Fransi Weinstein


Site credits

Design: Hambly & Woolley

For further information,
contact us at:

Screen Colons Canada
1920 Yonge Street
Suite 215
Toronto, ON M4S 3E2

If you’d like our Bottoms Up brochure, contact us by email, mail or download the brochure now:
in English, click here; in French, click here.

We welcome your participation. If you are interested in volunteering in the areas of Events, Office Support, Information Booths, Fund Raising, or Sponsorship, please contact our office at 416.365.0806 or

If you wish to make a donation to SCC, please visit our website’s online donation form or mail a cheque to the above address. Your receipt for tax purposes will be mailed to you. You may also make a donation online through
www.canadahelps.org. Thank you.

Charitable Registration Number:
87014 6321 RR0001