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Blog Posts for Insights & Perspectives

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
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
Loraine Marrett
Insights & Perspectives

Landmark study provides first national look at Métis cancer incidence and survival

CCO Blog Team
When researcher Loraine Marrett became aware in the late 1980s that there was little-to-no information on cancer in Canada's Indigenous people, she resolved to take ...
May 1, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

Dreams of motherhood come true for woman on dialysis

CCO Blog Team
At age 22, Matti Y. had her future planned. She and her fiancé, Jordan, would get married, enjoy a carefree life for a couple of years and then start having “a ...
Mar 5, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

Getting it right by looking at what went wrong

Michael Sherar
Any time we work to make improvements - whether in our professional or personal lives – it is natural to look at what is going right and try to build on what ...
Nov 28, 2017