Investments that improve lives

The Alberta Cancer Foundation seeks to provide Albertans facing cancer with access to the best treatment and care. Our strategic business model ensures that each and every investment we make, directly improves patients’ lives.

Strategic Goals

All of our investments are focused on achieving impact and measurable outcomes in relation to one or more of these strategic goals:

  • Detect cancer earlier
  • Improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment
  • Improve quality of life for patients and families
  • Reduce Albertans’ risk of developing cancer
Alberta Cancer Foundation Strategy - Our Priorities Chart
Alberta Cancer Foundation Strategy – Our Priorities Chart

Providing Real-life Returns

Creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer
Faisel's Story

We Stand with Patients During Their Cancer Journey

Going forward, don’t think that the only measure of success is a cure for cancer. This type of research will make treatments easier for people like me and improve our chance of success. That’s all I can ask for.

- Seven-time Ironman triathlete, Colin Hacket, diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer at age 34.

My wife Jan died in February 2012. Jan was a wonderful mom, grandma, wife and a good friend to all. She would be happy with what we’re doing. I’ve already received thank you letters from people who benefited from the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program and it’s heartwarming.

- Tom Crist, donor Patient Financial Assistance Program

My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 50 and she lived with it until she was 81. When people are faced with a diagnosis, they inevitably have a lot of questions. Being able to reach out to a patient navigator just brings people peace of mind and that makes me and my family feel good.

- Keith MacPhail, Donor Patient Navigator Program

Help make life better for Albertans facing cancer