High School and Post Secondary Schools - Click here to access your online planning guide.
Elementary Schools - Click here to access your online planning guide.
Relay For Life is an exciting opportunity for all education levels! By signing up for Relay For Life you will not only be taking part in an event that will touch the entire school community, you will also be making a positive difference in the lives of people living with cancer!
Host an event Interested in hosting a school event? Click here for more information.
Register Create a new team at your school or join an existing one.
Volunteer Pitch in at a Relay For Life Youth event in your community.
Donate Make a donation to a Relay Youth participant or team.
Since 2002, the Relay For Life youth program has had over 65 Elementary Schools, 130 High Schools, and 19 post Secondary schools participate in running their very own Relay For Life event. The efforts from all of these schools has generated over $14,500,000 in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is a celebration of survival, a tribute to the lives of loved ones and an event full of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer! You’ll be moved by the courage of cancer survivors, and also by the experience of helping to make cancer history.
What makes Relay for Life so great?
celebrate the courage and hope of cancer survivors as they walk the Survivors’ Victory Lap, the first lap of Relay For Life
team up with friends and camp out in tent city (High School & Post-Secondary)
light special candles that line the Relay track during a moving Luminary Ceremony in honour and in memory of those who have faced cancer
enjoy great entertainment and activities all through the night (High School & Post-Secondary)
learn more about the Canadian Cancer Society, our programs and services and about how you can reduce your risk of getting cancer
Here are the top 3 reasons to bring this amazing experience to your school!
1. To build community spirit Relay For Life builds spirit in your school as students and staff come together for a common cause that affects everyone. Relay For Life is inclusive of all ages, interests and ability levels. We have a program that fits every educational level from elementary to post-secondary.
2. To provide a leadership opportunity Relay For Life provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop and practice their leadership skills. This student-led initiative teaches students about charitable causes and volunteer involvement.
3. To celebrate, remember and learn Relay For Life lets you celebrate those in your school community who have beaten cancer, remember those who lost the battle and teaches students and staff about cancer prevention.
If you want to host a Relay For Life event at your school, we’re here to help. Our program staff will make sure that your hosting experience is an enjoyable one. With interactive tools, videos, a training conference and personal visits, we’ll ensure that your school has everything needed to host a great event! Find out more about the Relay For Life Youth Program.