Copies of our past reports can be downloaded via the links below. Our annual progress reports from 2008 to 2012 are also available upon request.
Message from the CAREX Team
2017 marks the tenth anniversary of CAREX Canada. Over this time, our team has worked to establish CAREX Canada as the country’s leading source of evidence on Canadians’ exposures to workplace and environmental carcinogens. The highlights we’ve shared here and in past annual reports demonstrate how this evidence has been applied by organizations across the country to prioritize and support efforts to reduce exposures, ultimately helping to reduce the burden of cancer. Since our knowledge translation mandate began in 2012, we have received over 205,000 visitors to our website, engaged approximately 8,000 professionals via presentations, webinars and workshops, and responded to over 300 inquiries and requests for tools. Our event surveys from the past year show that 96% of respondents found CAREX useful to their work and 82% expressed intent to use CAREX resources and tools. Our work has been referenced in almost 200 articles and reports, including calls for changes in policy and practice. Other organizations have looked to us for advice and support in how to visualize data in accessible and engaging ways. No other organization in Canada offers the body of knowledge and expertise that CAREX Canada has developed. We are pleased to have funding to start our third mandate, where we will continue offering the support that Canadian organizations and networks need to better understand – and take action on – exposures to carcinogens at workplace and community levels. CAREX Canada is funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.
CAREX Canada is hosted at Simon Fraser University and supported by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. Photo acknowledgements All team portrait photos by Mark Whitehead, with the exception of Paul Demers, Ela Rydz, and Chris Liddy, by Nick Menzies. Other portrait photos provided and owned by the subjects. All other photos Wikimedia Commons and Flickr labeled for reuse with attribution, where required.
Pg. 3: All team portrait photos by Mark Whitehead, with the exception of Paul Demers, Ela Rydz, and Chris Liddy, by Nick Menzies. Other portrait photos provided and owned by the subjects. Pg. 8: Chemotherapy vials – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chemotherapy_vials_(2).jpg (Attribution: Bill Branson, National Cancer Institute) Pg. 9: Hand with IV – https://vimeo.com/175910640 (Attribution: Lee Health) Pg. 9: Chemotherapy vials – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chemotherapy_vials_(4).jpg (Attribution: Bill Branson, National Cancer Institute) Pg. 9: Chemotherapy patient – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Patient_receives_chemotherapy.jpg (Attribution: Rhoda Baer, National Cancer Institute) Pg. 13: Strathcona houses – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StrathconaHouses-3729.jpg (Attribution: Vladimir Menkov, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) Pg. 13: Traffic – https://www.flickr.com/photos/msvg/4476789745 (Attribution: Michael Gil, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Back cover: Freeway traffic – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:I80_Eastshore_Fwy.jpg (Attribution: Minesweeper, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) Web report: About Us/SFU – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SFU_Burnaby.jpg (Attribution: SFU Business, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)
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The CAREX Canada team offers two regular newsletters: the biannual e-Bulletin summarizing information on upcoming webinars, new publications, and updates to estimates and tools; and the monthly Carcinogens in the News, a digest of media articles, government reports, and academic literature related to the carcinogens we’ve classified as important for surveillance in Canada. Sign up for one or both of these newsletters below.