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Frequently asked questions

The following are some frequently asked questions about our organization. If you have a question about CCS that is not answered here, please contact us at connect@cancer.ca.

Thanks to the work of our volunteers and staff, and the generosity of our donors, we are:

  • funding groundbreaking cancer research
  • offering support services to help people better manage life with cancer, find community and connection, and build wellness and resilience
  • shaping health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease

We provide a support system for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers to help them live their lives as fully as possible.

We help people:

Manage life with cancer

Having cancer is hard enough. That’s why we offer practical support to help people manage their day-to-day challenges. We can provide:

Find community and connection

Cancer can make you feel alone. We bring people together and offer them a sense of hope. We can provide an online community where questions and concerns are heard and answered.

Build wellness and resilience

Cancer can be life-changing. We help people regain hope and their sense of self after a cancer diagnosis and beyond.

More questions about our support services? Contact us at 1-888-939-3333.

CCS serves Canadians as one nationwide organization, allowing us to operate more efficiently and ensure donor dollars are spent effectively. Our work benefits all Canadians, regardless of where they live.

CCS is accountable to a board of directors, whose responsibilities include governance, leadership, public accountability, establishing CCS’s priorities and acting as a trustee on behalf of Canadians.

We are so fortunate to have nearly 80,000 caring and committed volunteers across Canada who are the face of CCS in their communities.

Our dedicated staff team is made up of people with expertise in research funding administration, advocacy, cancer control, information, support and more.

Together, we engage Canadians in our mission and to support our cause.

Our organization is fortunate to have nearly 80,000 caring and committed volunteers across Canada who are the face of CCS in their communities. It’s these people, along with our corporate partners and generous donors, who help us raise funds to increase our impact on the cancer cause.

We fund research that focuses on all types of cancer and the whole cancer continuum – from prevention to treatment to life with or beyond cancer. A team of experts rank research funding applications through our gold standard review process, selecting only the most promising research projects for funding.

Thanks to our holistic approach to cancer research, as well as our rigorous review process, CCS has a rich legacy of fueling discoveries that have helped us better control cancer and improve outcomes for people affected by the disease.