The Alberta Cancer Foundation

Every day, 53 Albertans hear the words "you have cancer". The Alberta Cancer Foundation aims to make a difference today, for every Albertan that is affected by these three words.

Like our donors, we are impatient. We are pushing forward for faster results that will improve the lives of 53 Albertans today and for every coming day until we achieve our vision of a cancer-free Alberta.

This vision is bold. To realize it, we have to do things differently. We take a strategic approach to investing donor dollars, toward initiatives and programs that will lead to:.

  • Research and programs that have a clear impact for patients
  • Earlier detection
  • Improved treatments and an enhanced quality of life.

Unlike any other philanthropic organization in Alberta, we only invest in ideas that will deliver results to cancer patients. As the fundraising partner for all of Alberta's cancer centres, including the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. The Alberta Cancer Foundation ensures that our investments directly support cancer patients.

We know that collaboration will speed up the rate of progress. We bring donors, patients, health care providers and researchers together. So that they may work together in reaching their goals, that alone would be unreachable.

Our mission is to make Alberta the leader in cancer prevention research and care. Our vision is a cancer-free future. We strive to be one of the most innovative philanthropic organization in Canada. We achieve this by delivering transformational results for those facing cancer, and their families. Strategic priorities drive our organization as we continue to push for change. Read more in our Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Registered Charity

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is a Registered Charity - Business Number 11878 0477 RR0001

A registered charity means a philanthropic organization, public foundation, or private foundation that was established in Canada and is resident in Canada. It is operated for charitable purposes and must devote its resources to charitable activities. A registered charity has received a Registration Number from the Canada Revenue Agency and is exempt from paying tax on its revenue. It can issue donation receipts for gifts that it receives. For more information, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

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