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.
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
Darryl Sittler, Honorary Chair
Scott Clarke, Chair
Virginia Flintoft, Vice-Chair
André Zaher, Treasurer
Laurence Gutcher, Secretary
Jane Craig, Administrative Manager
Design: Hambly & Woolley