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Toronto, Peel and Southern York Region Community Office

55 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 2Y7

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Phone: 416-488-5400

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Serving the communities of:

Your Canadian Cancer Society office serving the communities of Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Markham, and Stouffville  

  • Fundraising Events

    Fundraise in 2017!


    Cancer changes everything. So can you.

    Registration is now open for Relay For Life 2017.

    Whether you are cheering on survivors, walking the track, passing the baton to your teammate or joining in exciting trackside activities, Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk – it’s a journey. Join the thousands of Canadians making a difference funding vital support services and Canada's most promising cancer research.

    Register team today by visiting:

    Relay For Life at Downsview Park www.relayforlife.ca/toronto

    Relay For Life in Mississauga www.relayforlife.ca/mississauga

    Relay For Life in Brampton www.relayforlife.ca/brampton

    Celebration of Life Ceremonies

    Celebration of Life Ceremony - Toronto
    Village of Yorkville Park 
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 
    www.relayforlife.ca/luminary

    Celebration of Life Ceremony - Mississauga
    Village of Streetsville Square 
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017
    www.relayforlife.ca/luminary

    For more information please contact:

    Samantha Carothers
    Coordinator - Relay For Life & Special Events
    Samantha.Carothers@ontario.cancer.ca
    416-323-7109

    Register to Fundraise With Your Local Race Weekend!

    Make strides against cancer this run season. Register to run a 5k, 10k, half marathon or full marathon while making a lasting impact in the fight against cancer. Click on the links below and register to fundraise for your race today.

    Toronto Waterfront 10K – June 25

    Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon – October 16

    If you don’t see the race you would like to run on our list head to cancer.ca/fundraise and create your own personal fundraising page for your race.

    To learn more contact:

    Brennan Stang
    Senior Coordinator, Independent Fundraising Events
    bstang@ontario.cancer.ca
    416-323-7151 

    Join the Fight. Plan an event!

    Are you looking to jump into the world of fundraising and event planning? Gain valuable experience by executing a fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society!

    From cook-offs to karaoke nights, dance-a-thons to dinner parties, any activity you already love doing can become a fundraiser.  Big or small, casual or formal, YOU decide what you want your event to look like.  From there, you will be put in contact with a Canadian Cancer Society staff member who will act as your guide, answer your questions, and arm you with fundraising tools and tips for a successful event.

    Best of all, you can feel confident in knowing that every dollar you raise is helping us fund life-saving cancer research and valuable support services for Canadians living with cancer. 

    If you’re interested in building up your resume with meaningful volunteer work that will work with your schedule and goals, please email your resume to fundraise@ontario.cancer.ca.

     

    For many of us, a new year means new resolutions. If one of yours is to spend more time giving back, we offer plenty of opportunities for you to make an impact in the fight against cancer:

    • Create your own fundraiser
    • Join the Fearless Challenge 
    • Volunteer at a Society event or create a team and sell daffodil pins in April
    • Join Cuts for Cancer by donating your hair to help make a wig for a cancer patient

    When you help us raise funds and awareness, we can continue to run vital support programs and invest in innovative cancer research that is saving lives.

    Start planning your fundraiser today! Learn more at cancer.ca/fundraise. For information about volunteering, please visit the Volunteer Scheduler or contact Anika at aaustrie@ontario.cancer.ca or 416-323-7152

    Young Professionals Network

     

    Who we are:
    The Canadian Cancer Society Young Professional Network is a team of young professionals passionate about making a difference in the fight against cancer.

    What we do:
    Our networkers are committed to fundraising, volunteering and sharing information about the research, programs and services funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.  They aim to leverage their social and professional networks to raise funds and awareness to fight back against cancer.  While many young professionals have a personal connection to cancer, many more are simply inspired to make a change in the fight against cancer to improve the future for all Canadians. Be a part of a community of young professionals with the same goal; eradicate cancer, and enhance the lives of those living with cancer.

    Benefits:
    Members of the Young Professional Network receive the following opportunities:

    1. Welcome Package
    2. Invitation to exclusive research presentation(s), networking, learning opportunities
    3. Exclusive registration deals for Canadian Cancer Society special events
    4. Invitations to attend: Information Webcast(s), Town Hall(s), Advocacy and other training seminar(s)
    5. Name recognition on www.cancer.ca/toronto
    6. Branded business card for members to distribute at other networking events
    7. Opportunity to host customized lunch and learn sessions for your workplace
    8. Volunteer opportunities for individuals and staff teams at members workplace
    9. Opportunity to earn a letter of recommendation and include your role as a Canadian Cancer Society Young Professional on your professional resume10. 
    10. Recognition through Young Professionals online page
       

    Membership
    Members pledge a $50 gift and commit to raising $950 throughout the year to support our Young Professional Network fund goal of $25,000 in the first year and $125,000 over 5 years. 

    Visit us on Facebook to learn more
    or contact:

    Susan Drodge
    Director, Corporate and Community Partnerships
    sdrodge@ontario.cancer.ca
    416-323-7116

    Theresa Fajardo
    Coordinator, Corporate and Community Partnerships
    tfajardo@ontario.cancer.ca
    416-323-7121

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Daffodil Month Volunteer Opportunities

    Support Canadians Living with Cancer. Sell Daffodil Pins in your Community.

    When you sell daffodil pins at a participating location in the GTA, you are supporting Canadians living with cancer in your community. This year we are proud to partner with Loblaws, T & T Supermarket, the LCBO and several other retailers. By volunteering just 2 hours of your time selling pins, you will help fund life-saving research, support services and other important work that means fewer Canadians will be touched by cancer.

    This year our pin sales begin on March 29th and continue throughout the month of April at various locations. Select your region below to see the available shifts in your community.

    Toronto

    South York

    Peel

    If you have any questions please contact us at daffodilpins@ontario.cancer.ca or 416 323 7154.


    Leadership Volunteers Needed

    The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for leadership volunteers to help with logistics, outreach and recruitment for Daffodil Month in April.

    As a leadership volunteer you will:

    • Help with Daffodil Month logistics in your community (end of Feb to start of May)
    • Help with the recruitment of volunteers in your community (March to May)
    • Hold information session about Daffodil Month (March and April)

    The leadership role is flexible depending on your schedule and how much you would like to give back. If you are a leader who is passionate about supporting Canadians with cancer, please come to our information session. Details are below.

    Date: Wednesday February 8, 2017
    Time: 6pm-730pm
    Location: Come in person at 55 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto ON (4th Floor) or tune in via webinar.

    To register for this session, please email Anika at aaustrie@ontario.cancer.ca

    About Daffodil Month:

    Daffodil Month is one of the Canadian Cancer Society's largest and oldest fundraising campaigns and takes place every April. This multifaceted campaign encourages communities across the GTA to raise awareness and funds for Canadians living with cancer by buying and wearing a daffodil pin.

    Relay For Life Volunteer Opportunities

    The Brampton Relay For Life committee is looking for event day volunteers, who are outgoing and comfortable speaking with others, to help promote the Brampton Relay For Life event, sell Luminaries and merchandise at the Relay For Life booth at the following locations.

    This is a great volunteer opportunity for high school students looking for volunteer hours.

    An orientation and training will be provided.

    Saturday April 1st
    Walmart - 50 Quarry Edge Dr (Main St & Bovaird)
    Shifts:
    11:00am – 1:30pm
    1:30pm – 4:00pm
    Volunteer Role:
    Assist with booth set-up & take down. Sell Luminaries and promote and handout Relay For Life promotion materials.

    Brampton City Hall – 2 Wellington St West
    Shifts:
    6:00 - 9:00pm
    Table 1 
    Table 2
    Floaters

    Volunteer Role:
    Assist with booth set-up & take down. Table volunteers - Sell Luminaries and promote Relay For Life. Floaters - handout Relay For Life promotion materials and encourage pedestrians to visit the Relay For Life booth.
    Chinguaousy Park

    Shifts:
    7:00 - 9:00pm
    Table 1 & 2
    Floaters

    Volunteer Role:
    Assist with booth set-up & take down. Table volunteers - Sell Luminaries and promote Relay For Life. Floaters - handout Relay For Life promotion materials and encourage pedestrians to visit the Relay For Life booth.
    Brampton Soccer Centre - 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy E
    Shifts:
    6:00 - 9:00pm
    Table 1 & 2

    Volunteer Role:
    Assist with booth set-up & take down. Sell Luminaries and promote Relay For Life.

    If you would like to volunteer at one of the locations or have any questions please contact:
    John Cox
    jcox@ontario.cancer.ca

    Planning Committee

    Are you looking to volunteer in your community and join the fight against cancer? Are you passionate about raising money to help fund vital support services for those living with cancer and Canada’s most promising cancer research?

    The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life team is looking for key leadership volunteers to help make the 2017 Relay For Life event in: Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga a huge success.

    Relay For Life is the Canadian Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. Canadians across the country cheer on cancer survivors, walk the track, pass the baton to teammates and enjoy exciting trackside activities.

    Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk – it’s a journey.

    If you would like to be part of a rewarding, fun and exciting event or wish to learn more about Relay For Life and the volunteer opportunities that are available please contact:

    John Cox

    Senior Volunteer Engagement Coordinator – Relay For Life & Special Events
    jcox@ontario.cancer.ca
    (416-323-7150)

    Programs & Services Volunteer Opportunities

    Wheels of Hope Volunteer Drivers Needed

    Learn more

    Join as a Volunteer Health Ambassador

    Spread awareness and save lives!

    As a Health Ambassador, you can talk to your friends, family, colleagues and members of the community about the importance of colon, breast, and cervical cancer screening.

    Volunteers must:

    • Have great communication skills
    • Speak any of the following languages: Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Gujrati, Pushto or Farsi/Dari
    • Live in the Thorncliffe Park/Flemingdon Park area or within the Region of Peel

    Time Commitment:

    • 12 hours initial training.
    • Must attend a one hour meeting once a month.

    Fore more information about becoming a Health Ambassador please contact:

    Thorncliffe Park & Flemingdon Park:
    Mussarat Ejaz

    416-323-7131
    mejaz@ontario.cancer.ca

    Peel Region:
    Vijayshree Prakash
    905-608-8411 ext 3821
    vprakash@ontario.cancer.ca

    Help us make the cancer journey a bit brighter

    Come to a volunteer information session and learn how you can be a part of making cancer history.

    The Canadian Cancer Society’s strongest asset is our volunteers. By offering meaningful opportunities for you to make the biggest difference as a volunteer, we've had the most impact, against more cancers, in more communities, than any other cancer charity.

    At our information session, you’ll learn more about the great work we do and we’ll keep you in the loop about volunteer opportunities in Toronto.


    If you would like to attend a volunteer information session please visit our Volunteer Scheduler to sign up
    .

    Prevention and Screening

    Get Screened

    Get Screened aims to increase colon, breast/chest and cervical cancer screening rates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in Ontario. We are looking for volunteers!

    If you are interested in helping to spread the word about cancer screening in LGBTQ communities, please contact getscreened@ontario.cancer.ca.

    Check out our facebook page for upcoming workshops on cancer screening at www.facebook.com/lgbtqgetscreened and check out our website at www.cancer.ca/getscreened.

    Screening Saves Lives

    Screening Saves Lives is off to a great start in Thorncliffe Park in east Toronto.

    Eight South Asian community members received training in December to discuss the importance of early detection and screening for colon, breast and cervical cancer with their families, friends and networks.

    Thorncliffe Park screening rates are below City of Toronto averages and newcomer South Asian communities living in Thorncliffe Park encounter barriers to getting screened such as limited knowledge, lack of culturally-appropriate materials, and fear of emotional or physical discomfort about tests.

    Screening Saves Lives volunteers help to address these barriers by leveraging the power of peer influence and credibility within their communities.

    Tweets

    Photo gallery

    Sponsorship

    Join the fight as an Event Sponsor

    We invite you to connect with your community and join us as a sponsor for one of our amazing events in Toronto. For more information about our event opportunities and becoming a sponsor or a Caring Company for our 2016 Relay For Life event, please contact Meaghen Frame at 416-323-7130 or mframe@ontario.cancer.ca.

    Learn more about Relay For Life at www.relayforlife.ca.

    Thank you to our Relay For Life sponsors:

    • Economical 
    • Intact Insurance 
    • Pantene 
    • RSA

    Corporate Community Challenge

    The Corporate and Community Challenge Fund challenges individuals in the community to match contributions made by generous corporate partners.

    By having your gift matched it can have twice the impact, leading to more breakthroughs in cancer research, and a better quality of life for those living with cancer.

    Learn more about the Corporate and Community Challenge fund.

    Make your donation today and it will have twice the impact!




  • Young Professionals Network
     

    Who we are:
    The Canadian Cancer Society Young Professional Network is a team of young professionals passionate about making a difference in the fight against cancer.

    What we do:
    Our networkers are committed to fundraising, volunteering and sharing information about the research, programs and services funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.  They aim to leverage their social and professional networks to raise funds and awareness to fight back against cancer.  While many young professionals have a personal connection to cancer, many more are simply inspired to make a change in the fight against cancer to improve the future for all Canadians. Be a part of a community of young professionals with the same goal; eradicate cancer, and enhance the lives of those living with cancer.

    Benefits:
    Members of the Young Professional Network receive the following opportunities:

    1. Welcome Package
    2. Invitation to exclusive research presentation(s), networking, learning opportunities
    3. Exclusive registration deals for Canadian Cancer Society special events
    4. Invitations to attend: Information Webcast(s), Town Hall(s), Advocacy and other training seminar(s)
    5. Name recognition on www.cancer.ca/toronto
    6. Branded business card for members to distribute at other networking events
    7. Opportunity to host customized lunch and learn sessions for your workplace
    8. Volunteer opportunities for individuals and staff teams at members workplace
    9. Opportunity to earn a letter of recommendation and include your role as a Canadian Cancer Society Young Professional on your professional resume10. 
    10. Recognition through Young Professionals online page
       

    Membership
    Members pledge a $50 gift and commit to raising $950 throughout the year to support our Young Professional Network fund goal of $25,000 in the first year and $125,000 over 5 years. 

    Visit us on Facebook to learn more
    or contact:

    Susan Drodge
    Director, Corporate and Community Partnerships
    sdrodge@ontario.cancer.ca
    416-323-7116

    Theresa Fajardo
    Coordinator, Corporate and Community Partnerships
    tfajardo@ontario.cancer.ca
    416-323-7121

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Daffodil Month Volunteer Opportunities

    Support Canadians Living with Cancer. Sell Daffodil Pins in your Community.

    When you sell daffodil pins at a participating location in the GTA, you are supporting Canadians living with cancer in your community. This year we are proud to partner with Loblaws, T & T Supermarket, the LCBO and several other retailers. By volunteering just 2 hours of your time selling pins, you will help fund life-saving research, support services and other important work that means fewer Canadians will be touched by cancer.

    This year our pin sales begin on March 29th and continue throughout the month of April at various locations. Select your region below to see the available shifts in your community.

    Toronto

    South York

    Peel

    If you have any questions please contact us at daffodilpins@ontario.cancer.ca or 416 323 7154.


    Leadership Volunteers Needed

    The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for leadership volunteers to help with logistics, outreach and recruitment for Daffodil Month in April.

    As a leadership volunteer you will:

    • Help with Daffodil Month logistics in your community (end of Feb to start of May)
    • Help with the recruitment of volunteers in your community (March to May)
    • Hold information session about Daffodil Month (March and April)

    The leadership role is flexible depending on your schedule and how much you would like to give back. If you are a leader who is passionate about supporting Canadians with cancer, please come to our information session. Details are below.

    Date: Wednesday February 8, 2017
    Time: 6pm-730pm
    Location: Come in person at 55 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto ON (4th Floor) or tune in via webinar.

    To register for this session, please email Anika at aaustrie@ontario.cancer.ca

    About Daffodil Month:

    Daffodil Month is one of the Canadian Cancer Society's largest and oldest fundraising campaigns and takes place every April. This multifaceted campaign encourages communities across the GTA to raise awareness and funds for Canadians living with cancer by buying and wearing a daffodil pin.

    Relay For Life Volunteer Opportunities

    The Brampton Relay For Life committee is looking for event day volunteers, who are outgoing and comfortable speaking with others, to help promote the Brampton Relay For Life event, sell Luminaries and merchandise at the Relay For Life booth at the following locations.

    This is a great volunteer opportunity for high school students looking for volunteer hours.

    An orientation and training will be provided.

    Saturday April 1st
    Walmart - 50 Quarry Edge Dr (Main St & Bovaird)
    Shifts:
    11:00am – 1:30pm
    1:30pm – 4:00pm
    Volunteer Role:
    Assist with booth set-up & take down. Sell Luminaries and promote and handout Relay For Life promotion materials.

    Brampton City Hall – 2 Wellington St West
    Shifts:
    6:00 - 9:00pm
    Table 1 
    Table 2
    Floaters

    Volunteer Role:
    Assist with booth set-up & take down. Table volunteers - Sell Luminaries and promote Relay For Life. Floaters - handout Relay For Life promotion materials and encourage pedestrians to visit the Relay For Life booth.
    Chinguaousy Park

    Shifts:
    7:00 - 9:00pm
    Table 1 & 2
    Floaters

    Volunteer Role:
    Assist with booth set-up & take down. Table volunteers - Sell Luminaries and promote Relay For Life. Floaters - handout Relay For Life promotion materials and encourage pedestrians to visit the Relay For Life booth.
    Brampton Soccer Centre - 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy E
    Shifts:
    6:00 - 9:00pm
    Table 1 & 2

    Volunteer Role:
    Assist with booth set-up & take down. Sell Luminaries and promote Relay For Life.

    If you would like to volunteer at one of the locations or have any questions please contact:
    John Cox
    jcox@ontario.cancer.ca

    Planning Committee

    Are you looking to volunteer in your community and join the fight against cancer? Are you passionate about raising money to help fund vital support services for those living with cancer and Canada’s most promising cancer research?

    The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life team is looking for key leadership volunteers to help make the 2017 Relay For Life event in: Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga a huge success.

    Relay For Life is the Canadian Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. Canadians across the country cheer on cancer survivors, walk the track, pass the baton to teammates and enjoy exciting trackside activities.

    Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk – it’s a journey.

    If you would like to be part of a rewarding, fun and exciting event or wish to learn more about Relay For Life and the volunteer opportunities that are available please contact:

    John Cox

    Senior Volunteer Engagement Coordinator – Relay For Life & Special Events
    jcox@ontario.cancer.ca
    (416-323-7150)

    Programs & Services Volunteer Opportunities

    Wheels of Hope Volunteer Drivers Needed

    Learn more

    Join as a Volunteer Health Ambassador

    Spread awareness and save lives!

    As a Health Ambassador, you can talk to your friends, family, colleagues and members of the community about the importance of colon, breast, and cervical cancer screening.

    Volunteers must:

    • Have great communication skills
    • Speak any of the following languages: Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Gujrati, Pushto or Farsi/Dari
    • Live in the Thorncliffe Park/Flemingdon Park area or within the Region of Peel

    Time Commitment:

    • 12 hours initial training.
    • Must attend a one hour meeting once a month.

    Fore more information about becoming a Health Ambassador please contact:

    Thorncliffe Park & Flemingdon Park:
    Mussarat Ejaz

    416-323-7131
    mejaz@ontario.cancer.ca

    Peel Region:
    Vijayshree Prakash
    905-608-8411 ext 3821
    vprakash@ontario.cancer.ca

    Help us make the cancer journey a bit brighter

    Come to a volunteer information session and learn how you can be a part of making cancer history.

    The Canadian Cancer Society’s strongest asset is our volunteers. By offering meaningful opportunities for you to make the biggest difference as a volunteer, we've had the most impact, against more cancers, in more communities, than any other cancer charity.

    At our information session, you’ll learn more about the great work we do and we’ll keep you in the loop about volunteer opportunities in Toronto.


    If you would like to attend a volunteer information session please visit our Volunteer Scheduler to sign up
    .

  • Prevention and Screening

    Get Screened

    Get Screened aims to increase colon, breast/chest and cervical cancer screening rates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in Ontario. We are looking for volunteers!

    If you are interested in helping to spread the word about cancer screening in LGBTQ communities, please contact getscreened@ontario.cancer.ca.

    Check out our facebook page for upcoming workshops on cancer screening at www.facebook.com/lgbtqgetscreened and check out our website at www.cancer.ca/getscreened.

  • Screening Saves Lives

    Screening Saves Lives is off to a great start in Thorncliffe Park in east Toronto.

    Eight South Asian community members received training in December to discuss the importance of early detection and screening for colon, breast and cervical cancer with their families, friends and networks.

    Thorncliffe Park screening rates are below City of Toronto averages and newcomer South Asian communities living in Thorncliffe Park encounter barriers to getting screened such as limited knowledge, lack of culturally-appropriate materials, and fear of emotional or physical discomfort about tests.

    Screening Saves Lives volunteers help to address these barriers by leveraging the power of peer influence and credibility within their communities.

  • Tweets
  • Photo gallery
  • Sponsorship

    Join the fight as an Event Sponsor

    We invite you to connect with your community and join us as a sponsor for one of our amazing events in Toronto. For more information about our event opportunities and becoming a sponsor or a Caring Company for our 2016 Relay For Life event, please contact Meaghen Frame at 416-323-7130 or mframe@ontario.cancer.ca.

    Learn more about Relay For Life at www.relayforlife.ca.

    Thank you to our Relay For Life sponsors:

    • Economical 
    • Intact Insurance 
    • Pantene 
    • RSA

  • Corporate Community Challenge

    The Corporate and Community Challenge Fund challenges individuals in the community to match contributions made by generous corporate partners.

    By having your gift matched it can have twice the impact, leading to more breakthroughs in cancer research, and a better quality of life for those living with cancer.

    Learn more about the Corporate and Community Challenge fund.

    Make your donation today and it will have twice the impact!

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