While all Canadian provinces and territories are developing cancer control planning and modelling approaches, little, if any, specific focus is being given to the urgent matter of the cancer control workforce. The stakeholder consultations that led to the development of the former Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control identified human resources in cancer control as one of five key strategic areas.

In 2007, the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies (CAPCA) and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, commissioned the Cancer Workforce Scoping Study (CWSS).

In the Cancer Workforce Scoping Study Summary Report, you will find an executive summary and an overview of the study’s findings, its conclusions and recommendations. The Cancer Workforce Scoping Study Technical Report provides a detailed and comprehensive discussion of the issues, challenges and trends facing the cancer control workforce.

Last updated: November 3, 2011