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RFP--Program Development Needs Assessment, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation


The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Chapter is seeking proposals from program development and evaluation professionals with a minimum of 5 years of experience to conduct a program development needs assessment that would explore strategies and approaches that the Ontario Chapter could implement to respond to the practical support needs associated with breast cancer treatment through a fund.


This program development needs assessment will enable the Ontario Chapter to better understand the current gaps in services and supports in this area, as well as possible models that could be implemented to provide support. One part of this process will be a review of a designated fund currently administered in one community in Ontario that provides financial support for breast cancer treatment. This needs assessment will also consider how such a fund could fit within the current healthcare system to ensure access to those who would most benefit from such support. The information gathered through this process will inform program development to better meet the needs of breast cancer patients.

Key phases

We are looking for responses from qualified candidates to carry out needs assessment activities, including

  1. An environmental scan of patient practical support programs currently available
  2. A healthcare coverage policy review
  3. A key informant interview process with key stakeholders
  4. Findings synthesis and analysis


The maximum budget available for this contract is $30,000, inclusive of

  • Personnel (including sub-contractors)
  • Travel
  • Environmental scan and healthcare coverage policy review
  • Key informant interviews
  • Preparation of reports and required documentation
  • Overhead costs and expenditures
  • Applicable taxes

Submission Deadline Date

We are pleased to accept full proposal submissions until Monday, April 16th, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. E.S.T. Submissions received after this deadline will not be considered.

Please send complete proposals post, courier or deliver in person to

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Chapter
20 Victoria Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5C 2N8
Attention: Alysha Kropf, Manager of Allocations Program Evaluation and Development

Accessing the comprehensive version of the Request for Proposals

To obtain a copy of the comprehensive version of the Request for Proposals, please contact Alysha Kropf at

Respondents can direct their questions via email, as outlined in the full Request for Proposals. We regret that no telephone calls will be fielded during this process.