Our bold approach to funding innovative, world-leading research is making life better today while transforming the future of cancer forever. In 2021/22, we engaged people with cancer and caregivers in research in new ways to deepen our impact.
We have funded 190 talented lead researchers. Over the past 5 years, CCS invested $27.5 million into the Canadian Cancer Trials Group.
The CCS believes in the importance of collaborating with key players like CQDM, the Cole Foundation, and Oncopole to pool resources and transform the future of cancer. We’re all about uniting and inspiring people across the country to take action against cancer. It all starts with prevention. This partnership is an investment in our collective future.
In 2020, the CCS awarded over $7M in grants in Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke alone.
For over 15 years, we’ve offered financial support to people affected by cancer in low-income households in order to help them with additional costs related to travelling to treatment centres. Thanks to the allowances we can offer them, they don’t have to worry about these costs and can focus on getting better.
Cancer doesn’t stop, even during a pandemic. That’s why our Cancer Information Helpline is an essential service. It allows us to break people out of isolation, lend a sympathetic ear, and provide personalized information to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. Throughout the pandemic, our team has continued to answer questions on all types of cancer and made sure to take the time to talk with those who need it.
When he was only 27 years old, Sylvain was diagnosed with advanced melanoma. For two years, he underwent intensive treatment, including a clinical trial that helped save his life. He had to leave his home and country for the treatment. Fortunately, his family was able to join him, staying at a lodge near the treatment centre. Their support and reassuring presence meant the world to him.
Sylvain Poissant has been involved with the Canadian Cancer Society for the past 13 years. He is proud to take part in the important work of prevention and support.
Jacques Cantin Lodge is a home away from home for people from across Quebec who must travel to Montreal for their treatment. It offers complete amenities and all the warmth and comfort they so desperately need. They can meet and talk to people like themselves who are affected by cancer. A caring team is also available to see to their well-being and lend a sympathetic ear.