Your support means the world to us. Every dollar counts in our efforts to reduce the burden of cancer on Canadians. Thanks to your donations, we’re able to continue funding the most promising cancer research, advocate for health-protecting policies and provide trusted information, resources and support for every Canadian who is on a cancer journey. Thank you!
You fund Canada’s best cancer research
Thanks to Canadians like you, the Society has channeled over $1.3 billion to cancer research since the 1940s. In that time, Canadians’ 5-year survival rate has increased from 25% to more than 60%.
In 2015, you enabled us to invest $44M in Canada’s most promising cancer research. Together, we supported 297 lead investigators and a total of 357 research projects and awards.
The Society funds research into all types of cancer, across the spectrum of prevention and risk, diagnostic tools, treatment, survivorship and palliative care. Read about the impact of your donations to research.
You help people living with cancer and their caregivers
Your donations have made the Society the most trusted source of information and support for Canadians. In 2014, we dedicated $69 million to this area of our work.
More than 5,100 Canadians got the support they needed through our telephone-based peer support program
Our online community grew to more than 46,000 members who supported each other through forums, blogs and sharing experiences
We responded to almost 55,000 inquiries from people with cancer and caregivers
cancer.ca welcomed more than 7 million visitors needing trusted information on all aspects of cancer, support and resources
We distributed 1.4 million publications on all aspects of cancer
You help prevent cancer
About half of cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians. Screening tests help find cancer before you have any symptoms and even help prevent cancer by finding changes in your body that would become cancer if left untreated. With your support, we’re getting these life-changing messages to more Canadians.
In 2014 we launched It’s My Life!
, an interactive tool that helps Canadians better understand how lifestyle choices can reduce cancer risk.
You fight for better policies to support and protect all Canadians
With your support, we work with governments and legislators to bring about healthy public policies. In 2015, we committed close to $8 million to advocacy.
We’re working to reduce the number of Canadians who smoke, and protect all Canadians from exposure to second-hand smoke.
We’ve pulled the plug on youth indoor tanning to protect them from melanoma.
We’re advocating for greater financial support for family caregivers, like the recent extension of compassionate care benefits.