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 affected by cancer. Thank you!
You fund Canada’s best cancer research
Thanks to Canadians like you, CCS has channeled over $1.4 billion to cancer research since the 1940s. In that time, only about 25% of Canadians with cancer would survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis. Today, survival is about 60%.
In 2016, you enabled us to invest $40 million in Canada’s most promising cancer research. Together, we supported 287 lead investigators and a total of 342 research projects and awards.
We fund 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 4 in 10 of cancer cases 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.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.