Cancer Screening for Black Women Event

Illustration of Black women's faces and the text "Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening for Black Women"

Historically, Black* women in Canada have been under screened for breast and cervical cancers for reasons including barriers to access, fear and discomfort related to inadequate representation among healthcare providers and/or a lack of culturally appropriate models of care. Join us as we engage an Afrocentric and community-based approach to create a safe and welcoming space for Black* women in the Greater Toronto Area to get screened for breast and cervical cancer.

DATE: Thursday, July 13, 2023

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Womenʼs College Hospital | 76 Grenville Street, Toronto ON


  • Pap tests and mammograms to promote early detection of cervical and breast cancer
  • Arts-based activities, refreshments, mindfulness sessions and cultural music


  • Pap test: Women 25+; have been sexually active (currently or previously); have never had a pap test or not had one in the last three years
  • Mammogram: Women 50+**; have never had a mammogram or not had one in the last two years


We can provide support for transportation to the hospital.

You can also call 416-323-6400 ext. 5864
Please leave a voicemail if you are unable to contact someone right away

* We use the term Black women to refer to women of African ancestry or those who self-identify as such, including those who identify as Black, African, Caribbean, African Canadian, melanated, members of the African diaspora, and others.

** Those who are under 50 and interested in receiving a mammogram are still welcome. Eligibility will be determined after review of your personal medical history by one of our primary care providers.