Your money at work
- Fund ground-breaking research on all types of cancer
- Provide free information and support services for patients and caregivers
- Educate Canadians about cancer prevention and early detection of the disease
- Advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it
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 who is on a cancer journey. Thank you!
You fund Canada’s best cancer research+
Thanks to Canadians like you, the Society has channeled over $1.3 billion to cancer research since the 1940s. In that time, Canadians’ 5-year survival rate has increased from 25% to more than 60%.
In 2014, you enabled us to invest $44M in Canada’s most promising cancer research. Together, we supported 312 lead investigators and a total of 408 research projects and awards.
The Society funds 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+
You help prevent cancer+
About half of cancers can be prevented, and screening for certain cancers can result in early detection, when the disease is most treatable. With your support, we’re getting these life-changing messages to more Canadians. We’re also funding research in cancer prevention to understand all of its causes and testing new ways for Canadians to reduce their risk of developing cancer.In 2014 we launched It’s My Life!, an interactive tool that helps Canadians better understand how lifestyle choices can reduce cancer risk.
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 2014, we committed more than $8 million to advocacy.
We’re advocating for greater financial support for family caregivers, like the recent extension of compassionate care benefits.