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Face-to-face Program

Your donations help to fund cancer research and provide a nationwide support system.

The Canadian Cancer Society's door-to-door fundraising program aims to secure long-term monthly donations from people all across Canada. Monthly donations provide the Canadian Cancer Society with the ability to plan ahead and provide ongoing funding for research projects, information and support and prevention and advocacy initiatives.

With 1 in 2 Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, we are seeking passionate monthly donors to support our vital work. Steady funding from monthly donations supports long-term research that saves lives, and funds information and support system that delivers compassionate care to cancer patients and their caregivers, friends and families year-round.

We work with a company called Globalfaces Direct to make sure all our fundraisers are trained with the most up-to-date information about the Canadian Cancer Society. This way they are able to answer any questions you may have.

Join our monthly giving program today!


Currently this program is active only in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. To learn more about our face-to-face program, view our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why does the Canadian Cancer Society do face-to-face fundraising?
    Face-to-face fundraising allows the Canadian Cancer Society to raise awareness by reaching out to people in communities all across Canada. It is a safe, secure and cost-effective way to initiate support and raise funds for monthly giving. Steady funding from monthly donations supports long-term research that saves lives, and funds our national support system to help cancer patients and their families year-round. It helps reduce administration costs so more money goes directly to the mission.
  • What time of day do canvassers work?
    Our door-to-door canvassers generally work between 12pm and 9pm, from Monday to Saturday.
  • How do I know if a fundraiser is legitimate?
    All of our fundraisers are easily identified by the following items on their person:
    • Blue CCS lanyard with ID badge
    • Yellow CCS polo shirt, rain poncho or vest
    • Yellow CCS button
    • Black CCS tablet bag
    • Black CCS toque, and CCS gloves (in late Fall and Winter)
    • Blue CCS scarf ( in late Fall and Winter)
    • CCS laminates
    • CCS thank you cards
    • CCS bookmarks
    • Electronic tablet such as an iPad
    If you are unsure if a canvasser is legitimate you can contact our Donor Services team at or 1 888 939-3333. Let them know your address, the date/time of occurrence and the canvasser’s name or description.
  • Are canvassers volunteers?

    Most Canadian Cancer Society canvassers are not volunteers. They are paid in accordance with Imagine Canada and AFP guidelines. They do not receive a commission and are not evaluated solely on how many donors they sign up.

    An exception to this is during our annual Daffodil Campaign and Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaigns. During the month of April or October, volunteer canvassers across the country collect one-time donations from people in their community. This program allows CCS to raise awareness and funds in neighborhoods that the paid canvassing campaigns may not have the opportunity to reach.

  • I want to support the Canadian Cancer Society but am not comfortable giving at the door. How else can I give?
    Donating at the door is safe. However, if you would prefer, please make an online donation, consider becoming a monthly donor or participate in one of our annual fundraising events. Donations can also be made by calling Donor Services at 1 888 929-3333. No matter how you choose to give, your gift will help us provide game-changing research and fund our national support system for people with with cancer.
  • What is the match opportunity?
    Currently all monthly donations made through door-to-door contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar for the first twelve months. Matches are provided by an anonymous- generous funding partner and apply to monthly donations designated to breast cancer, childhood cancer, or where the need is greatest.
  • What work is being done in my community?

    At the Canadian Cancer Society, we are making a real difference in the lives of your family, friends and neighbours.

    To get cutting edge research from the lab to helping people, we support clinical trials, which are research studies that test new ways to prevent, detect, treat or manage cancer. Currently, more than 80 hospitals and cancer centres across the country have access to the latest advances through CCS-funded clinical trials; this likely includes your nearest cancer centre.

    At CCS, we also believe that no one should face cancer alone. We act as a national support system,  with programs and services in communities across the country, to help people with cancer and their families cope with the emotional and practical stresses of a cancer diagnosis. These services are available to people in your community.

  • Who should I contact for questions or concerns involving the face-to-face program

    CCS Donor Services
    Phone: 1-888-939-3333