The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation began raising funds for cancer research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in 1982, and since then has raised well over $1 billion for this world-leading centre. The Foundation has pioneered many successful types of fundraising including mega lotteries and large-scale events recruiting thousands of participants/fundraisers such as our Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers and Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Driven by a profound desire to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering from life-limiting illnesses across Africa, APCA was formally founded in Tanzania in 2004. APCA works collaboratively with existing and potential providers of palliative care services to help expand service provision (although they do not provide direct clinical care to people living with progressive, life-limiting illnesses). APCA also works with governments and policymakers to ensure the optimum policy and regulatory framework exists for the development of palliative care across Africa. APCA was established after a meeting in Cape Town in 2002 of 28 palliative care trainers from across Africa. The group produced the Cape Town Declaration, which holds palliative care and pain and symptom control as a human right for every adult and child with life-limiting illnesses. In addition, such care should be incorporated into national health care strategies, making it accessible and affordable for all in Africa.
The Kensington Hospice is a not-for-profit residential hospice in Toronto, Canada providing 24-hour care, comfort and relief to people with life-limiting illnesses. They focus on improving quality of life and getting the most out of each day in a warm, home-like setting.
The University of Ferrara (UNIFE) in Italy was founded in 1391. Its Psychiatry Department has been operating since the 1960s. From 2003 to 2011, the department was the legal site of the Chair of the Italian Society of Psycho-Oncology (SIPO), whose objective is to promote education and research in psychological, psychiatric and social assistance to cancer patients and to their families. Form 2006 to 2008, it has been the site of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS). Since 2011 it is the chair of the Italian Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ITA-CAT), federated to the International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association (ICATA).
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, previously called Princess Margaret Hospital, is a scientific research centre and a teaching hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine as part of the University Health Network. The hospital now stands as the largest cancer centre in Canada and one of the 5 largest cancer centres in the world.
The University of Toronto is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine is based in the Discovery District of Downtown Toronto along with most of its teaching hospitals and research institutes. Founded in 1843, it is one of Canada's oldest institutions of medical studies, and is known for the discovery of insulin and stem cells.