Advocacy is essential to advancing the vision and mission of the association. The purpose of this committee is to advise and assist the Board of Directors in the development an implementation of advocacy initiatives.
We commit that our approach to advocating specific issues or topics is agreed upon collaboratively with relevant stakeholders who provide key perspectives from underrepresented groups of the larger cancer community with an important focus on individuals affected by cancer.
To this end, last year we had committed to operationalizing our advocacy plan further and taking actionable steps to, for example, increase EDI and integrate patient and family voices in our work. The new members significantly strengthen the committee’s work through their enthusiasm as well as new, diverse, and patient-centered ideas.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
OUTCOMES AND DELIVERABLES
Sevtap Savas, PhD.
Chair, Advocacy Committee
Kimberley Thibodeau, MSW
Co-chair, Advocacy Committee
Patient advisor to the Committee
AYA Can - Canadian Cancer Advocacy