The following resources have been developed in collaboration with our pan-Canadian stakeholders to support participation and quality of cervical cancer screening in Canada.

Reporting on Histopathology Specimens from Cervix and Vagina report cover Pan-Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Initiative reporting on histopathology specimens from the cervix and vagina – consensus statements
Released: May 2013
This document contains consensus statements that have been developed to promote standardized report content and terminology for histopathology specimens from the cervix and vagina.


PCCSI National Guidance Document on Correspondence for Cervical Cancer Screening Program PCCSI national guidance document on correspondence for cervical cancer screening programs
Released: February 2013
This national guidance document provides information about cancer screening correspondence initiatives including enablers, key attributes, factors for prioritization, privacy, and information technology.


Strategies to maximize cervical screening in Canada report cover Strategies to maximize participation in cervical screening in Canada: catalogue of interventions
Released: February 2010
This report is a compilation of presentations from a 2010 workshop to share knowledge about successes and lessons learned in cervical cancer screening programs.

Additional partner-developed resources

Pap Test Awareness Week

Pap Test Awareness Week is a long-standing campaign to promote awareness of the risks of cervical cancer and the benefits of screening. Held during the last week of October, programs and associations across Canada take part with education events, promotional activities and enhanced screening efforts.

Engaging seldom or never screened women

Engaging seldom or never screened women cancer screening compendium thumbnail Engaging seldom or never screened women in cancer screening: a compendium of pan-Canadian best and promising practices
Released: July 2010
This compendium, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, profiles innovative and successful practices for increasing breast, cervical and colorectal cancer awareness and screening participation among women who are seldom or never screened.
Last updated: April 13, 2017