Where your money goes
First of all, thank you for thinking about supporting the Canadian Cancer Society! We know you have a choice.
The Canadian Cancer Society has more impact against more cancers than any other charitable organization in Canada.
The Canadian Cancer Society has roots in Saskatchewan that started over 70 years ago and a long national history of making a real difference in the fight against cancer. No other cancer organization has offices in communities across Saskatchewan, a volunteer base thousands strong, the credibility that comes from positions based on solid research and the Society’s ability to shape public debate about cancer. We do all this with your help. We spend ninety-four cents of every dollar in Saskatchewan.
We focus our work on the following areas
Funding research to outsmart cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society is Canada’s largest national charitable funder of research, supporting leading-edge projects nationwide. Every day, Society-funded researchers improve how cancer is prevented, diagnosed and treated. Without Society-funded research, many cancer breakthroughs wouldn’t be possible.
Empowering and informing Canadians living with cancer
When faced with a cancer diagnosis, knowledge is power. The Canadian Cancer Society empowers Canadians with timely and accessible cancer information so that they can make informed decisions about their health.
The Canadian Cancer Society provides reliable information about cancer through our local offices, our toll-free Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333 and online at cancer.ca/sk.
Supporting Canadians living with cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society is here to help. The Society offers emotional and practical support programs for people living with cancer. With the help of trained volunteers, we provide telephone or face-to-face support, transportation to treatment and more.
Doing everything we can to prevent cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society promotes healthy lifestyle strategies for reducing cancer risk. The Society encourages Canadians to not smoke, eat a healthy diet, enjoy physical activities, maintain a healthy body weight and protect themselves from the sun.
Advocating for a healthy Canada
The Canadian Cancer Society encourages governments to focus and follow through on their ability to enact laws that will improve health and reduce disease.
Rallying Canadians to get involved
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians advance the Society’s fight against cancer by volunteering and donating. Thanks for joining us in our fight!
Expense breakdown for the Saskatchewan division of the Canadian Cancer Society
For the fiscal year ending January 31, 2012
Note: The above chart is based on the 2011-12 financial statements for Saskatchewan but does not form part of those statements and was not reviewed by the Society's auditors. Pie sections are shown net of fundraising expenses and also excludes expenses reimbursed by the national office for operation of the national information centre in Regina.
Please visit cancer.ca/sk for more on this subject, including the breakdown of expenses including fundraising expenses, and to read our strategic plan and review our financial statements.