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canadian cancer society

About us

Creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer
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Who we are

The Canadian Cancer Society exists to unite and inspire all Canadians to take control of cancer.

Our mission: In trusted partnership with donors and volunteers, we continuously improve impact through cancer research, advocacy and support services.


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What we do

At the Canadian Cancer Society, we're committed to improving and saving lives. That’s why we're always looking for new ways to prevent cancer, find it early and treat it more successfully. It’s why we’re always ready to give people with cancer the help and support they need to lead more fulfilling lives.

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How we are doing more

We set ourselves apart from other cancer charities by taking a comprehensive approach against cancer. We are also the only national charity that supports all Canadians living with all cancers across the country.
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Fund groundbreaking cancer research

We are the country’s largest national charitable funder of research into all types of cancer.
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Provide a national support system

Our support services help people better manage life with cancer, find community and connection, and build wellness and resilience.
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Advocate for healthy policies

We shape health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease.
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Offer trusted cancer information

We are a trusted source of information about all types of cancer.
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Our stories
There’s a story to be told at every stage of the cancer journey.
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Our values

Our volunteers and staff have the energy and passion to contribute to a better future for others and to work tirelessly to improve lives now. We embrace our organizational values which serve as guidelines for our conduct and behaviour as we work towards our vision of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer.
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