60% of high-priority research goes unfunded.
Careers at the Canadian Cancer Society
Imagine working for an organization that exists to create a world where no Canadian should have to fear cancer. At the Canadian Cancer Society, our teams include people just like you–dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to creating real change.
As Canada’s largest national health charity and the leader in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has had more impact in more communities than any other cancer charity:
- We spearhead life-saving research. As the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, the Society has invested more than $1 billion in research. This investment has led to breakthroughs revolutionizing the way cancer is diagnosed, treated and prevented.
- We empower Canadians by providing free information and support services to people facing cancer and their families. Since 1996,our Cancer Information Service has helped more than 1million Canadians with their cancer-related questions.
- We lead change for a healthier Canada. The Canadian Cancer Society has been a forceful and persistent voice on tobacco control. Our efforts have led to laws that prohibit smoking in public spaces and workplaces, ban cigarette displays and vending machines and control contraband.
The Society also mobilizes a community of fighters – 138,000 volunteers in Canada – to help deliver programs, organize fundraising events, push change through government and fuel prevention efforts.
All of this is made possible through our fundraising programs and campaigns – such as Relay For Life and Daffodil Month –and the unwavering support of our corporate partners and donors.
Even though we are high school students, we were able to raise so much money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It just goes to show what can happen when a small group of people come together for a great cause.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.