How your donations help
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 $44 million 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.
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.
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 advocating for greater financial support for family caregivers, like the recent extension of compassionate care benefits.
Volunteers provide comfort and kindness
Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres, lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment.