Heather Crowe wanted to be the last person to die from second hand
smoke in the work-place.
We want to help her.
In 2002, Heather's doctors
told her she had inoperable lung cancer. They told her that her
cancer resulted from her working for many years in smoke-filled bars and restaurants.
Because she became ill as a
result of workplace exposure, Heather filed a claim with the
Ontario Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) for 'worker's
WSIB accepted Heather's claim for compensation.
They agreed with her doctors that her cancer was caused by second hand smoke at work.
After learning she had cancer
from second hand smoke at work, Heather planned for a better
future for other workers. She travelled across Canada,
promoting changes to municipal, provincial and federal law to
better protect workers from second-hand smoke. She allowed
her story to be told in government advertisements and news
You can read about her
campaigns in "Heather's work".
Heather died at 8:00 p.m. on
May 22, 2006.
You can help her reach her
goal by urging your provincial and federal representatives to
better protect Canadian workers. Find