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Imagine Canada Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code

We believe that transparency and accountability are essential to our success.

Read our National gift acceptance policy (under revision), corporate relationship and gift acceptance policy, and investment policy.

The Canadian Cancer Society is compliant with the Imagine Canada Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code – a set of standards for charitable organizations to manage and report their financial affairs responsibly and to comply with generally accepted practices for soliciting and managing donor dollars.

Read our ethical code complaints policy. If you have questions, contact or your local community office.

Read the Imagine Canada Ethical Code Handbook. For information about Imagine Canada and the ethical code program, visit

Canadian Cancer Society Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures

Imagine Canada Ethical Code Committee Protocol for Complaints

Imagine Canada Ethical Code Handbook

Canadian Cancer Society National Complaints Policy

Canada Revenue Agency – Registered Charity Information Return for the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division 

For questions regarding ethical fundraising within the Alberta/NWT Division, please email

  • Donor Bill of Rights

    Donors are key to achieving our vision – a world where no Canadian fears cancer. We believe that when donors interact with us they have the following rights:

    1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
    2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organizations governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
    3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
    4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
    5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
    6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
    7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing our organization will be professional in nature.
    8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees or hired solicitors.
    9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
    10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

    The Canadian Cancer Society respects the privacy and protection of our donors. We recognize the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information. We do not sell or trade any personal information.

    The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has been adopted by the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division.



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Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres, lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment.

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