Founded in 1987, Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the country's leading Foundation dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer. We achieve our goal of improving the lives of children with cancer and their families through our vital support programs and investment in collaborative cancer research. Childhood cancer is unique. It is not just a smaller part of the adult world of cancer. The biology, treatment & effects of treatment are unique to children. Through our unique partnership with all of Canada's 17 childhood cancer hospitals and treatment centres, we can ensure that children with cancer are exposed to kinder and gentler treatments that will not only cure them but leave them with an improved quality of life into adulthood.
The funding and awareness of childhood cancer research:
Childhood Cancer Canada is proud to be the Founding partner of the C17, the Council of Pediatric Haematologists/Oncologists. This National Council represents the pediatric oncology leaders from all of Canada's 17 children's hospitals and cancer treatment centres. They act as the authoritative Canadian voice representing the interests of children and adolescents with cancer and set the nationwide agenda for multi-centre Pan-Canadian research to which Childhood Cancer Canada channels significant funds.
Support and resource programs for children with cancer and their families:
We develop and lead many support programs, including the TeenConnector website, emPower Pack , Scholarship Program and Benevolent Fund and several impactful programs that provide information and resources to families at critical stages in their cancer journey.