Alberta/NWT Division Executive Director
Dan Holinda is passionate in the fight against cancer. It’s a personal and professional mission of his to eradicate cancer and provide meaningful help to those living with the disease.
Since joining the Canadian Cancer Society in 2002, Mr Holinda has been responsible for the overall operations of the Alberta/NWT Division. Working with the Society’s volunteer Board of Directors, he is responsible for achieving the priorities as established by the Board. These priorities include ensuring that:
· anyone living with or affected by cancer receives the best service possible from the Canadian Cancer Society to ease their pain during the cancer journey
· the Alberta/NWT Division is functioning effectively and efficiently, allowing the public contributions that fund the Society to have maximum impact against cancer
· the Canadian Cancer Society continues to be the most trusted voice on cancer issues for the people of Alberta and the Northwest Territories
· the Society continues to achieve its mission of eradicating cancer and supporting those living with cancer
Mr Holinda provides senior strategic leadership and performance management within Alberta and the Northwest Territories, in addition to lending key executive leadership at the national level. Prior to his current position, Mr Holinda served in senior leadership roles at the Calgary Health Region and AIDS Calgary. He holds a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work from the University of Calgary.
Clinical trial discovery improves quality of life
A clinical trial led by the Society’s NCIC Clinical Trials group found that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of hormone therapy live as long as those receiving continuous therapy.