Introduction: Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the cystic fibrosis community, including more than 50 cystic fibrosis clinicians, have been reaching out to Members of Parliament calling for change as part of our relentless efforts to get immediate access to the break-through cystic fibrosis drug Trikafta and avoid preventable deaths among the Canadian cystic fibrosis community.Read More
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An open letter from Canadian cystic fibrosis clinicians calling upon the government to take action for Trikafta now.Read More
TORONTO, September 4, 2020— Cystic Fibrosis Canada is proud to announce the expansion of the Cystic Fibrosis Canada Accelerating Clinical Trials Network (CF CanACT) from six sites across Canada, to ten.Read More
TORONTO, August 24, 2020 - Cystic Fibrosis Canada is imploring the government to take action given new research published today that demonstrates that access to the cystic fibrosis (CF) drug Trikafta in 2021 would result in profound health improvements for people living with cystic fibrosis who take the drug. By 2030 Trikafta could reduce the number of people living with severe lung disease by 60% and reduce the number of deaths by 15%.Read More
TORONTO (July 28, 2020) – Cystic Fibrosis Canada is pleased to announce its year-long virtual partnership with Nova Scotia-based fitness centre, Evolve Fitness. Members of the cystic fibrosis (CF) community who sign up for a $30(CAD) monthly membership for online fitness classes will see $10 (CAD) of their membership fees donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada every month, for a year.Read More
TORONTO (June 12, 2020) – Today, Canadians with cystic fibrosis are one step closer to gaining access to a suite of life-changing treatments for cystic fibrosis as the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) and the drugs’ manufacturer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, have agreed to begin negotiations.Read More
A message from the CEO
Racist violence targeted at members of the Black community reminds us that silence in the face of injustice is never an option. Cystic Fibrosis Canada stands with the Black community. We at Cystic Fibrosis Canada will not remain silent when it comes to racism. Black Lives Matter.Read More
TORONTO (June 2, 2020) – The Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History: Virtual Challenge has raised more than $1.8 million to help fund critical cystic fibrosis (CF) research and care, as well as advocacy for improved access to life-changing CF medications that are desperately needed.Read More
TORONTO (April 30, 2020) – Led by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s CF Registry, the collaborative study includes data for 40 people with CF who have tested positive for COVID-19 in 8 different countries.Read More
Dear Provincial Health Ministers and Drug Program Managers,
Due to COVID-19, Cystic Fibrosis Canada recently called upon government and Vertex to provide people with cystic fibrosis access to precision medicines known as CFTR modulators for humanitarian reasons.
Since that time, we are pleased to learn that Vertex has made an offer to the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA). I urge you to start negotiations on that offer now...Read More