Your Impact

Thanks to our community

Thanks to you, we’re helping people across the country live longer and fuller lives. Here are some of the ways we made an impact last year.

Almost 206,000 trips were provided to Canadians with cancer-related appointments.

We provided support to more than 338,000 people through our Peer Match program.

We invested $4.54 million in research focused on improving quality of life during and after cancer.

Over 14 million people accessed our information resources on

We welcomed more than 9,400 guests to our lodges, for those in treatment away from home.

Successfully advocated for plain packaging regulations for tobacco, which are now the best in the world.

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Last year, 107,260 people across the country came together to support those affected by cancer in their communities. Together, we raised $23.5 million at Relay For Life!

Why we relay

Each dollar raised will help us be bigger than cancer. With your support, we can:

Fund groundbreaking cancer research that will help more people live with and beyond cancer.

Advocate to governments for policies that protect our health and make healthy living easier.

Provide a national support system, so no one has to cope with a cancer diagnosis alone.

Where the money goes

Your support of the Canadian Cancer Society is vital, as almost all our funding comes from donations from Canadians like you. Below are just a few examples of how your donations and fundraising support our work:


Will help give family caregivers support from someone who has lived through a similar experience.


Will help provide people with transportation to and from their life-saving appointments.*


Will move research and discoveries in clinical trials to find new methods for diagnosing, treating, managing and preventing cancer.


Will provide a night’s stay at one of our patient lodges for people who must travel to distant locations for radiation therapy or specialized cancer care.


Will fund research into new treatments with fewer side affects for and help people with metastatic cancer live life to the fullest.


Will help give Canadians with cancer, including those living in rural and remote communities, to connect, get support, exchange information and find comfort and hope.


Will help fund Canada’s best and brightest researchers. Your donation will fund research for more than 100 types of cancer.

Join Your Community

Join us at Relay For Life to provide hope to those with cancer, support the survivors in our communities, and help us make a lasting change for people across the country.