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Corporate partners in BC and the Yukon
Our corporate partners help us fund lifesaving cancer research, provide information services and support programs and advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it.
We thank the following corporate partners who recognize that cancer is truly everyone’s business.
Top fundraising level (ie. $100,000+)
Allnorth is a multidisciplinary engineering and technical services consulting company, servicing clients in the Mining, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Pulp & Paper, Power and Chemical sectors. With offices across Canada and the U.S., they provide a single point of contact for clients looking for smart and practical solutions to their project needs.
BC Hydro provides energy solutions to customers in an environmentally and socially responsible way, balancing British Columbians' energy needs with the concerns of the environment.
Canada Safeway has a long history in supporting cancer research and support programs. In 1985, Safeway began its journey with the Society and since then, they have remained firmly dedicated to cancer-related health issues. Canada Safeway raises funds through employee giving campaigns, independent fundraising events, corporate donations and customer fundraising, as part of the ‘Safeway We Care’ program. This year, Canada Safeway’s Collingwood store has chosen the Canadian Cancer Society as the designated charity for this program
Canadian Tire is a proud Canadian company and one of the nation's most trusted brands. Stores touch communities coast to coast offering products in automotive, living, fixing, playing, apparel and financial services.
Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP) is a leading global supplier of pulp and paper products with operations in the central interior of British Columbia. CPLP owns and operates three mills in Prince George, BC which are among the lowest cost NBSK pulp producers in the industry.
Coast Capital Savings believes that, through empowerment and involvement, a difference can be made to help children living with cancer. Coast Capital Savings is the Official Tour Sponsor of the Cops for Cancer tours in Greater Vancouver, on Vancouver Island and through the Fraser Valley; Cops for Cancer is Coast Capital’s largest corporate fundraiser. Over the course of our 14-year partnership, Coast Capital Savings, its staff and members have raised almost $2 million for Cops for Cancer through fundraisers such as head shaves, bake sales, bottle drives, car washes and silent auctions. Coast Capital Savings is also a valued supporter of CCS’ premier event, the Daffodil Ball.
Ever year, CTV British Columbia supports and commits to over 200 community initiatives, charities and non-profit organizations. CTV BC was proud to be the supporter and sponsor of the 2012 Cops for Cancer; benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, playing host to our annual premier Diamond Ball gala. Nestled between the majestic coastal mountains and the tides of the Pacific Ocean lies Vancouver, and at the heart of the city is Vancouver's landmark, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Like the city that surrounds it, it is rich in history, resplendent in natural beauty, vibrant and cosmopolitan. Within its walls you will find the luxurious Absolute Spa, an exclusive Fairmont Gold floor, a state-of-the-art health club, award-winning restaurants and designer shops.
GLENTEL is a people-first organization and is committed to the communities in which it serves. The company supports many organizations in Canada that improve the lives of people. GLENTEL employees give back and are active members of many community and charity organizations. In addition to the community-based charities that GLENTEL and its employees support, GLENTEL has a multi-year partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. The goal of the three year partnership is to bring public awareness of 12 different cancers by providing quarterly workshops and information sessions about cancer prevention and the importance of early detection and screening. During the first two years of its partnership, GLENTEL has raised over $2 million through a four-tiered fundraising approach that includes employee giving, customer donations, partner involvement, as well as corporate donations.
Haywood Securities values its independence and its entrepreneurial spirit. Analysts and advisors seek proven management in young companies that are built around fresh ideas with the potential for rapid growth in the mining, oil and gas, life sciences, telecommunication and technology sectors. Haywood Securities offers these investment opportunities to a select group of qualified investors in both the institutional and retail markets.
Through hard work and determination IDL Projects Inc. established itself as a go-to solutions provider for civil and commercial construction work in Western and Northern Canada and the Caribbean. How? By assembling a top management team with over 285 man-years of shared experience and a highly skilled labor force in a work environment that demands ingenuity and innovation from them every day.
Founded in 1892, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. is a life and health insurance company that offers a wide range of life and health insurance products, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, mutual and segregated funds, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgage loans and other financial products and services. Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services Inc. has supported the Canadian Cancer Society’s Coquitlam Relay for Life for 14 years
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
Peninsula Co-op is a Vancouver Island based co-operative with our core business in grocery, petroleum and convenience stores. We are entirely owned by our members who share in our financial success through an annual Rebate. The Cooperative shares its profits with our member/owners, community and staff.
PECSF was founded in 1965 to facilitate provincial government employee contributions to local non-profit organizations. Its mission is to coordinate a workplace fundraising campaign that enables BC Government employees to support local charitable organizations that strengthen their communities.
The Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (PECSF) is a long-time supporter of the Society, through its employee giving program and “Fund Supported” pool; PECSF and its employees have been very generously giving to the Society for over 20 years. Employees have also participated in our Daffodil campaign, Relay for Life, by promoting donations with coin boxes in retail locations, through a cause-related marketing campaign selling “Cheers” buttons, and through other fundraising events such as head shaves. PECSF donations have helped to fund the following programs: the Jean C. Barber Lodge, Camp Goodtimes, the Volunteer Driver Program, the Emergency Financial Aid Program, and the CancerConnection program.
RBC invests in the future to leave the world a better place by giving back to communities among other commitments. This Canadian corporation has provided a one-time gift of $50,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service, which provides trusted information about cancer and local resources on the phone and online. RBC supports this program because of the empowering impact it has on the lives of people with cancer and their loved ones.
RE/MAX is a company known for its high level of real estate service and professionalism and for this they take pride in the services provided within their area. RE/MAX believes that their roots lay within the community and for that reason they participate in assisting their community in its many public endeavors. RE/MAX strives to build an organization of the absolute best professional people that is recognized by the public for performance, integrity and quality of service beyond compare.
RE/MAX is the current event sponsor of the Cops For Cancer Tour de North; this is the fourth year that RE/MAX has been the Tour Sponsor.
As one of only two national grocery retailers in Canada, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with more than 1,500 stores in 10 provinces with retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper and Thrifty Foods. The company also operates Lawton’s Drug stores in Atlantic Canada. Our five core retail food formats are designed to ensure that we have the right offering in the right-sized stores for each individual market we serve — from full service format to the convenience format, each tailored to satisfy the unique occasion-based food shopping needs of customers.
TELUS is committed to becoming Canada's premier corporate citizen and vows to give where its employees live. TELUS has been a long time supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, through Dollars for Fundraisers, whereby TELUS matches dollars raised by it team members at independent fundraising events, through Dollar for Dollars, where TELUS matches team member and retiree charitable donations dollar for dollar, through Dollar for Doers, where TELUS rewards volunteers hours with donations, and through TELUS Team Cares, sponsorship of our galas, and direct support of our Cancer Information Service. Since 1986, TELUS team members and retirees have raised almost $1.4 million in support our programs and services.
Thrifty Foods is a company driven by passion – a passion for its customers, for its employees and for its community. This has been demonstrated for over 20 years with its ongoing support of the Canadian Cancer Society through sponsorship of Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, Tour de Valley and Tour de Coast, and sponsorship of Relay For Life throughout Vancouver Island Region and Tsawwassen.
Thrifty Foods was established in 1977 with its first grocery store on Fairfield Road in Victoria, and has expanded to 19 stores on Vancouver Island, 1 on Salt Spring Island and 9 in the Lower Mainland.
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For 40 years, Tim Hortons has practiced a philosophy of giving back to the communities in which it operates. The Canadian Cancer Society operates in those same communities. Since 1994, Tim Hortons has supported many of our grassroots community fundraising initiatives, Cops for Cancer and Relay for Life. Tim Hortons has remained firmly dedicated to helping children through customer fundraising; their support of Cops for Cancer directly supports Camp Goodtimes and pediatric cancer research.
Traction Creative Communications is a Vancouver-based advertising agency that was launched in 1995. Sister agency to Wasserman + Partners Advertising, Traction Creative is part of Worldwide Partners Inc., the world's largest network of independent marketing services firms. Traction Creative worked with the Society in developing a variety of marketing resources including the award-winning PSA ‘Any Questions’ for the Cancer Information Service.
Van-Whole Produce has demonstrated its commitment to the support of the fight against cancer since 2005. Working together with participating independent green grocers and retailers, funds raised through proceeds from the sale of Top Sweet & Flavor Treat mandarin oranges imported during the fall/winter season help to support cancer research and prevention initiatives at the Canadian Cancer Society.
Van-Whole Produce is a market leader in Western Canada, supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to independent produce retailers across Canada. For more information, visit
Versaterm Inc. is an Ottawa-based vertical market software organization that has been in business for over 20 years. We are currently experiencing significant growth, with increased sales and installations of our software products used by public safety agencies throughout North America and the Caribbean.
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. is an integrated forest products company producing lumber, wood chips, fibreboard, plywood, pulp, and newsprint. Today, the company carries on its operations through subsidiary companies and joint ventures owned directly or indirectly by the company’s principal operating subsidiary West Fraser Mills.
Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) is a remarkable organization of dedicated women and men in the property and casualty insurance industry who have joined together to mobilize the Canadian insurance industry in the fight against cancer by focusing on fundraising for cancer research, support and education.
Since its founding in 2002, the WICC BC Chapter has donated more than $550,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division. Part of this very significant donation includes their November 2006 $500,000 pledge over five years to support special projects of the Research Chair in the Primary Prevention of Cancer at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Carolyn Gotay.
WICC BC holds several successful events each year: the Candlelight Ball is a glamorous black tie affair held each spring, which includes dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions; the Charity golf tournament is a “fun for all” event at Westwood Plateau; and the always sold-out November luncheon features an inspirational, thought-provoking and educational look at cancer and those touched by it. WICC BC also coordinates the Change for Change campaign and participates in Relay For Life. This year, WICC BC has added a new summer event to their calendar, the First Annual WICC BC Ride for Cancer.
It was very important that the fundraiser be in honour of my uncle, because it’s a great way to show our support for him.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.