The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. In order to achieve its mission, the CCS invests massively in research. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the work of our volunteers and staff, the Canadian Cancer Society has more impact, against more cancers, in more communities, than any other cancer charity. Our vision is clear: to create a world in which no one will fear cancer.
We take the role as steward of donor dollars very seriously and make every effort to allocate these dollars where they will make the most difference in the fight against cancer. We focus our work in 5 areas – research, advocacy, prevention, information and support. We couldn’t do it without you!
Over the past decades, immense progress has been achieved. Today, over 60% of people who are diagnosed with cancer survive, while in the 1940s, the survival rate was only about 25%. There is, however, still much to do. Cancer remains the leading cause of death across the country, and more than one person in three is likely to have cancer in his or her lifetime.
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by:
• doing everything we can to prevent cancer
• funding research to outsmart cancer
• empowering, informing and supporting Canadians living with cancer
• advocating for public policies to improve the health of Canadians
• rallying Canadians to get involved in the fight against cancer
Click here to help us support the Canadian Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.