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Susan Blacker and Dr. Ahmed Jakda
Our Partners and the System

Palliative care when and where it is needed

Dr. Ahmed Jakda and Susan Blacker
People with advanced illnesses often share the same hopes: To be comfortable and free of pain and other symptoms, close to loved ones and well cared for in their ...
May 6, 2019
Rebecca Harvey; Chris Mulford
Our Work

Nurses improve patient care through system planning

CCO Blog Team
May 6 to 12 is National Nurses Week, an opportunity to recognize nurses for their many contributions to the well-being of Canadians. To mark the occasion, we ...
Apr 30, 2019
Jason Garay
Our Work

How data is transforming healthcare for Ontarians

Jason Garay
Jason GarayVice-President, Analytics and InformaticsCCOThe way we bank, shop, communicate and perform many other daily activities has changed dramatically in recent ...
Apr 12, 2019
Michael Sherar
Insights & Perspectives

Challenging conversations about palliative care

Michael Sherar
Ten years ago, a very dear friend of mine passed away from cancer. Her husband was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Canada in 1985 as a graduate ...
Mar 26, 2019
Insights & Perspectives

Families matter: The essential role of caregivers in our health system

Colleen Fox
The Family Day holiday is a time to enjoy some fun and relaxation with our loved ones. It is also the perfect opportunity to recognize the critical role that ...
Feb 15, 2019
CCO researchers
Our Work

Expert insights: Meet 3 CCO researchers working to improve healthcare

CCO Blog Team
How can we improve cancer screening participation rates? What can we learn about cancer at a neighbourhood level? And how can we ensure patient care is person- ...
Feb 5, 2019
Our Partners and the System

Human Touch Awards 2019: Tips for writing a successful nomination

CCO Blog Team
Every year, we receive dozens of nominations for the Human Touch Awards, which recognize healthcare professionals and volunteers who go the extra mile to provide ...
Jan 10, 2019
Culture & Careers

Why volunteering with CCO is part of my clinical practice

CCO Blog Team
CCO works with hundreds of volunteer clinicians, including physicians, nurses, radiation therapists, social workers and many more. They participate in working ...
Nov 21, 2018
Michael Sherar, President and CEO of CCO
Insights & Perspectives

What's needed to create change in complex healthcare systems

Michael Sherar
I recently came across an article in the British Medical Journal by Jeffrey Braithwaite, a professor in health systems research from Macquarie University in Sydney ...
Oct 31, 2018
Tamara Boric
Insights & Perspectives

Why I'm working to improve healthcare equity

Tamara Boric
In this post, Tamara reflects on the barriers her family faced in navigating cancer care for her sister - and how it motivates her work with CCO’s Person-Centred ...
Oct 17, 2018
Culture & Careers

Claudia Zanchetta: Diving into data at CCO

CCO Blog Team
When she's not immersed in data, CCO's Claudia Zanchetta can be found diving into the depths of the ocean – sometimes as far down as 35 metres.CCO's Claudia ...
Sep 19, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

CCO's 75 years of healthcare transformation

Michael Sherar
Back in 1943, when our organization was incorporated as The Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, the five-year cancer survival rate was around 25% and ...
Sep 4, 2018