Creation of the "Canadian Society for the Control of Cancer" which would become, a few years later, the Canadian Cancer Society.
The National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) becomes the Canadian Cancer Society’s scientific partner.
Opening of the Canadian Cancer Society’s first office in Quebec, in Montreal.
Official opening of the Society’s Quebec City office under the name "À la porte rouge" (The Red Door).
First Daffodil Day held in Quebec. The campaign raises $9,000.
Robert Bourassa, then a young member of the National Assembly, becomes the first president of the Canadian Cancer Society’s fundraising campaign in Montreal.
Expansion of patient services. The Society ensures that services not covered by Quebec Medicare are available to people living with cancer.
The Society sets up offices in several regions of Quebec.
The Canadian Cancer Society celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Inauguration of the Society’s Lodge, in Montreal.
First Daffodil Ball is held at the Chalet atop Mount Royal.
Inauguration of the Cancer Information Service, a toll-free telephone service (1 888 939-3333), accessible across Canada in English and French.
The Canadian Cancer Society adopts a new image of hope and strength: the daffodil.
Inauguration of the J’ARRÊTE! Smokers’ Helpline (1 888 853-6666). The information and support helpline for smokers who want to quit. This service is jointly coordinated by the Quebec Council on Tobacco & Health and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Expansion project for the Society Lodge.
Integration of all Society Divisions’ websites and launch of a new integrated website, www.cancer.ca.