Your Impact


You are a leader. And you have the power to influence the lives of those around you — lives of people living with cancer. You can help fund Canada’s most promising cancer research and a support system that makes a real difference for people affected by cancer. Here are some of the ways you’ll be making an impact.

Since 1947, we are the only organization to focus on over 100 types of cancer.

84% of children & at least 63% of adults now survive at least 5 years after their cancer diagnosis.

Last year, we answered calls and emails from 46,000 Canadians with questions about cancer.

Last year, over 19 million people accessed our credible information on

We supported 287,000 people through our peer support programs, like

In 2019, over 600 children with cancer attended our Camp Goodtimes program.

Last year, our lodges welcomed 6,114 guests who were receiving treatment away from home.

Last year, we helped over 23,700 Canadians through our smoking cessation programs.

students attending Relay For Life


Last year, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic over 11,000 students from over 125 schools across Canada participated in modified Relay For Life events. Together, they raised $1.7 million to support those affected by cancer in our communities nationwide.

Why we relay

Each dollar raised will help us be bigger than cancer.

To fund Canada’s most promising cancer research and save more lives.

More people are surviving cancer than ever before. Today, around 63% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis compared to 55% in the early 1990s.

Make healthy living easier.

Our researchers are working to prevent cancer while we promote healthy lifestyles. We shape health policies that protect our health and support people who have cancer, as well as their caregivers.

Ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

We provide a support system to help Canadians diagnosed with cancer live their lives as fully as possible by enhancing their quality of life.

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:


Helps ensure that support is just a phone call away.


Provides a day’s worth of meals for someone staying at one of our lodges during treatment.


Helps fund innovative immunotherapy research by testing groundbreaking new therapies for people living with cancer.


Gives hope to people with metastatic cancer by helping fund critical research and connecting patients with others facing the same diagnosis.


Sends one child with cancer to a safe, medically supervised camp — and give them the summer of a lifetime!


Allows one cancer patient to participate in a clinical trial to test potentially life-saving new treatments.

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.