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Who we are and what we do

The Canadian Cancer Society exists to unite and inspire all Canadians to take control of cancer.

Our mission

In trusted partnership with donors and volunteers, we continuously improve impact through cancer research, advocacy and support services.

What we do

We set ourselves apart from other cancer charities by taking a comprehensive approach against cancer. We are also the only national charity that supports all Canadians living with all cancers across the country.

Here’s how we are doing more:

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Stories

Paulette Hicks A random act of kindness during one of the most vulnerable times in someone’s life can be powerful.

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Taking action against all cancers

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The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report found that of all newly diagnosed cancers in 2017, half are expected to be lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of cancer.

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