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The Voice of People With Breast Cancer

& Breast Cancer

COVID-19 and Breast Cancer: Resources and Updates for September 18th

If you think that you may have the COVID-19 virus, you can use this self-assessment tool

If you have any questions about the impact of COVID-19 as a breast cancer patient, email us at

In an earlier edition of our COVID-19 and Breast Cancer Newsletter, we developed a 'Fact Sheet on Continuing Cancer Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis'. The information in the fact sheet reflected what we knew at the time about the COVID-19 virus and its impact on individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. With more information now available, we have updated this fact sheet.

View our "Fact Sheet on Breast Cancer and the COVID-19 Virus".

COVID-19 Updates Across Canada

Since our last newsletter, here are some of the recent news and updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada that may be of interest to you. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is current as of September 16th.



Newfoundland and Labrador

  • The COVID Alert App, which was first launched in Ontario, is now available in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • More government services are being offered online. Individuals can now make e-payments for real estate, mortgage and insurance licenses. 

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia


  • Breast cancer screening tests are gradually resuming across the province.
  • A voluntary, interactive COVID-19 screening tool was launched to keep students and staff safe as part of Ontario's Plan for the Safe Reopening of Schools.
  • New funding was announced to help licensed child care providers as well as EarlyON child and family centres to support working parents.
  • Ontario's job protection supports that prevent layoffs from leading to permanent job loss has been extended to January 2, 2021.
  • The number of individuals allowed to attend a private social gathering and/or public events has been reduced in the Toronto, Peel and Ottawa regions.

Prince Edward Island



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