Some quick updates from Be the Choice...

Hello Be the Choice Family:

We just wanted to send out a quick update to let you know what we've been up to and what's coming up. Read on to find out about upcoming events, updates to our website, and our new(ish) Instagram page!

Making Choice Possible: Consent and the Public Health Care System in Canada

Join our Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Melanie Adrian, this Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. as she discusses patient consent with the Harvard Club of Ottawa

"What does patient consent in the medical context entail? To what extent must choices in treatment be outlined and communicated to patients? Framed by law and juxtaposed by a patient lens, this talk will focus on the idea of consent in medical decision making in Canada. Based on a decades-long experience with her own battle with breast cancer, Dr. Adrian argues that informed consent demands intelligible resources that enable patients to understand their context and make more informed choices about their treatment trajectory. Be the Choice, an organization Dr. Adrian co-founded and leads, is dedicated to making breast cancer treatment information accessible and participatory. Be the Choice is one example of a tool that shows how highly complex medical information can be made patient-friendly, thereby supporting patient understanding, choice and informed consent." 

Register for the event: 

We hope to see you there!!

Making Choice Possible: Consent and the Public Health Care System in Canada

Are you following us on Instagram yet??

No? Check out @btc.decisiontree to change that.

In February of this year, we launched a new Instagram page to broaden our audience and expand our Be the Choice community. We're thrilled to have reached over 240 followers in this short time, and have been loving the support received so far. Through the Instagram page, and still on Facebook and Twitter, we hope to share even more resources for breast cancer patients to help even more along the treatment journey.

Just last month, we ran a two-week self-advocacy campaign highlighting 9 tips to practicing self-advocacy as a breast cancer patient: 

Missed it? Check out the blog post, Guide to Self-Advocacy.

Calling all writers!

Do you have a story to share? We've recently updated our website to make room for blog posts, and we need you! If you're interested in contributing to our blogs, and being featured on social media, please contact We're open to content suggestions, and would love to chat!


For all questions, please contact us at THIS email. Be the Choice depends on volunteer energy, so let us know if you're looking for an opportunity!

Thank you! 

The Be the Choice Team
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