In this section, you will find resources that provide information on financial, administrative and employment issues that arise when dealing with a serious illness.
Some resources have websites in only one language but may be able to provide services in both English and French. Resources identified with an asterisk have bilingual websites where information is available in English or French.
Any comments regarding this website should be directed to Breast Cancer Action Quebec at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and Tools
Coalition des associations de consommateurs du Québec (french Only)
Union des consommateurs (French only)
Women's rights in the workplace
Employment insurance program, sickness benefits
Self-employed workers and sick leave
Finances and credit
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Heart and Stroke
Information on financial support from patient groups
- De Oliveira, Claire, Reka Pataky, Karen E. Bremner, Jagadish Rangrej, Kelvin K.W. Chan, Winson Y. Cheung, Jeffrey S. Hoch, Stuart Peacock and Murray D. Krahn, Estimating the Cost of Cancer Care in British Columbia and Ontario: A Canadian Inter-Provincial Comparison. Healthcare Policy 12(3) February 2017 : 95-108.
- Jeon, Sung-Hee, The Effects of Cancer on Employment and Earning of Cancer Survivors. Statistique Canada. 11F0019M, no. 362, septembre 2014.
- Sung-Hee Jeon et R. Vincent Pohl, Santé et travail dans la famille : les données probantes liées au diagnostic de cancer d’un conjoint. Statistique Canada. No 38. 22 juillet 2016.
- Swanberg, Jennifer, Helen Nichols, Jungyai Ko, J. Kathleen Tracy and Robin Vanderpool, “Managing cancer and employment: Decisions and strategies used by breast cancer survivors employed in low-wage jobs.2 Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 2017 Mar-Apr; 35(2): 180-201.
- Tiedtke, C.M., Dierckx de Casterlé, B., Fings-Dresen, M.H.W., De Boer, A.G.E.M., Greidansu, M.A., Tamminga, S.J., and De Rijk, A.E. “Employers experience of employees with cancer: trajectories of complex communication. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2017; 11(5): 562-577.
General public articles and pamphlets
- American Cancer Society, Going to Work during Cancer Treatment. August 11, 2017.
- Canadian Breast Cancer Network, Breast Cancer: Economic Impact and Labour Force Re-Entry. Brochure. 2010.
- Canadian Cancer Society, Five-Year Action Plan to Address the Financial Hardship of Cancer in Canada. No date. Manitoba Division.
- “Cancer et reprise du travail : une épreuve supplémentaire pour les patients. LaDepeche.fr. 15 avril 2019.
- Lalande, Matt “Understanding how and when to apply for long-term disability,” Globe and Mail. September 4, 2018.
- Meredith, Tyler and Colin Chia, Leaving Some Behind : What Happens When Workers Get Sick”. Institut de recherche en politiques publiques, September 3, 2015.*
- “Many breast cancer patients struggle with aftermath of disease, finds charity”. The Guardian. 30 decembre 2014.
- Mojzes, Erice, “Why can’t Canadians afford long-term sick leave?” This Magazine. April 23, 2018.
- University Health Network, Prepare to Return to Work After Cancer Treatment. D-5914. August 2019.