Times may have changed but our mission has remained a steady driving force throughout our history.


The Cancer Research Society is a national not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to fund research on all types of cancer to help prevent, detect, and treat this disease.


Accountability and governance


Donor accountability goes hand in hand with our mission. Without the generosity of our donors, we could not carry out our mission of financing cancer research. As such, we have made it a core principle to ensure that donor dollars are allocated efficiently and effectively.


As part of this commitment, the Society adheres to the Imagine Canada Standards Program which guides our country's charitable organizations in their responsible governance objectives. The guidelines are strict and we are proud to be among its accredited organizations.