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
WHO CAN ATTEND?
- 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
HOW CAN I GET THERE?
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.