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The Canadian Cancer Society’s national office and each of its provincial offices are accountable to a volunteer board of directors. The board’s responsibilities include governance, leadership, public accountability, establishing the Society’s nation-wide and provincial priorities and acting as a trustee on behalf of Canadians.

  • National Board of Directors

    Robert Lawrie, Toronto, ON (Chair)
    Michael Woods, St. John’s, NL (Chair Elect)
    Norm Bellefontaine, Burlington, ON
    Doug Dahl, Prince Albert, SK
    David Huntsman, Vancouver, BC
    Veni Iozzo, Toronto, ON
    Pierre Lafrenière, Montreal, QC
    David Malkin, Toronto, ON
    Bretta Maloff, Calgary, AB
    Wayne McDonald, Riverview, NB
    James Moore, Port Moody, BC
    Patricia North, Toronto, ON
    Susan Payne, Port Williams, NS
    Bruce Rothney, Toronto, ON
    Pierre Richard, Repentigny, QC
    Sharon Smith, St John’s, ON
    Shauna Sullivan Curley, Charlottetown, PE
    Alvin Wasserman, Vancouver, BC



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Facing the financial burden of cancer

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The Canadian Cancer Society provides helpful information about government income programs, financial resources and other resources available to families struggling to make sense of the personal financial burden they face.

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