Childhood Cancer Canada
Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease of Canadian children. More than 10,000 children, adolescents, and young adults in Canada are in treatment or 5-year follow-up for cancer right now. One in five will not survive, and this number increases beyond five years.
Since 2004, the Foundation has been the primary charitable funding partner of the C17 Council, supporting clinical trials and childhood cancer research in Canada. The C17 Council is led by the hematology/oncology Division Directors from all of the Canadian centres that treat children with cancer, including Canada's leading pediatric institutions, oncologists, and hematologists.
Childhood Cancer Canada also supports families across the country who have been impacted by childhood cancer with programs that include: EmPower Packs, provided to children newly diagnosed with cancer; the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, for Canadian childhood cancer families in active treatment who have been financially impacted by the current crisis; Survivor Scholarships, for childhood cancer survivors with post-secondary academic aspirations; and the Benevolent Fund, that provides financial assistance to help families with the costs of their child's funeral.