After losing her aunt to breast cancer, Krista felt powerless and wanted to help make a difference.
Marc felt empowered when he started taking a more active role in his health following his sleep apnea diagnosis.
Her Indigenous family roots motivated Sandra to get involved since she thought her genetic information might be particularly useful to researchers.
Their stories are unique, but Krista, Marc and Sandra actually have a lot in common. They’re three of the more than 330,000 participants in the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) who share a vision of a healthier Canada.
By connecting six regional cohorts across nine provinces, the CPTP is the largest data collection of its kind in Canadian history. Hosted by the University of Toronto, the CPTP allows researchers to explore how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behavior interact and contribute to the development of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Click here to learn more about seven CPTP participants, including their personal stories with cancer or chronic disease, why they joined the study, and how they’d improve health care in their communities.