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.
Thanks to the incredible progress in retinoblastoma research made possible by Canadian Cancer Society funding, my son won’t have to go through what I did.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.