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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:



Photo of Claude Perreault Dr Perreault identified new molecules that may help make immunotherapies work for more people.

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How can you stop cancer before it starts?

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Discover how 16 factors affect your cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool – It’s My Life! Presented in partnership with Desjardins.

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