Who We Are
To raise awareness about the prevalence and preventability of colon cancer and to promote screening for it. Our goal is for every eligible Canadian to be screened for colorectal cancer on a timely basis.
Mariellen Black founded the Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Foundation (CCSIF) in April 2000, less than a year after she was diagnosed with colon cancer. The name of the foundation was later changed to Screen Colons Canada, but our ultimate goal remains the same: to help prevent colorectal cancer by encouraging people to get screened for this highly preventable disease.
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
Linda Rabeneck, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.P.C.
Cancer Care Ontario, Chair
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
Barbara-Anne Maier, Vice-Chair and Secretary
André Zaher, Treasurer
Darryl Sittler, Honourary Chair