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The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is a community-based organization that is fortunate to have more than 130,000 caring and committed volunteers across Canada. They are the face of CCS in their communities.
Our staff are composed of people with expertise in research funding administration, advocacy, cancer control, information and support. Our volunteer engagement and fundraising team members also work to engage Canadians in our mission work and to support our cause. Operations, marketing, communications and digital media professionals use their skills to support this work.
Our volunteers and staff have the energy and passion to contribute to a better future for others and to work tirelessly to improve lives now. We embrace our organizational values which serve as guidelines for our conduct and behaviour as we work towards our vision of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer.
I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.
Taking action against all cancers
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report found that of all newly diagnosed cancers in 2017, half are expected to be lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of cancer.