Thanks to our community

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 in 2019.

We provided community and support to 287,000 people through our peer support programs, like

We empowered over 19.2 million people with credible, evidence-based information resources on

We invested $19 million in research focused on making cancer diagnosis and treatments more effective.

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

Why participate?

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

Fund ground-breaking research that will help more people live with and beyond cancer.

Advocate to governments for important social change.

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


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


Will help 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.