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AboutFace - to advocate on behalf of those touched by facial difference with peer connections, information, emotional support and opportunities to enhance their life circumstances.

A Child's Voice Foundation - provides a healthy breakfast and the much-needed assistance to financially challenged children and families in Canada.

Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada - provides a nation-wide support network for patients, family and healthcare professionals dealing with aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia and PNH.

Alberta Cancer Board - works toward a Cancer-free future by coordinating and funding collaborative cancer research and by providing evidence-based prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care.

American Cancer Society - committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.

Bloorview Kids Rehab - a provincial facility that sees almost 7,000 children and youth on an outpatient basis, and has over 650 inpatient admissions each year and almost 52,000 outpatient visits from all over Ontario, across Canada and around the world. They serve infants, children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities, rehabilitation needs and complex health needs.

Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia - A voice for survivors.  As a survivor-group we provide online support, peer support, a Resource Centre, public talks, education, networking and advocacy.  We also run a provincial network.,

Breast Cancer Society of Canada - mandate is to fund vital Canadian research into improving the detection, prevention and treatment of breast cancer as well as to ultimately find a cure and create awareness through education.

British Columbia Cancer Research Centre - Scientists and researchers perform basic, epidemiologic, and clinical research on cancer prevention, early diagnosis of cancer, the molecular and genetic characteristics of the cancer process, and basic research related to new treatments for cancer.

Camp Quality - a non-profit, volunteer organization that, in addition to our signature week-long camping experience, provides year-round support for children with cancer (receiving treatment or in remission) and their families.

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance - the primary granting agency for breast cancer research in Canada.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - the leading national volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.

Canadian Breast Cancer Network / Le réseau canadien du cancer du sein - the national network and voice of breast cancer survivors / Le réseau national et le porte-parole des survivantes du cancer du sein.

Canadian Cancer Society - a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association - offers leadership in the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened.

Canadian Prostate Cancer Network - speaks for thousands of men and their families who, each year, are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Initiative - a not-for-profit partnership of organizations committed to reducing the burden of prostate cancer.

Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation - an organization that provides a focus specific to skin cancers.

Canadian Virtual Hospice - an online community where you can find answers to your questions or share your experiences with serious illness or grief. Just like a hospice, they provide information and support for physical, emotional and spiritual concerns related to death and dying.

Cancerbackup - over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients and their families.

CancerCare - a national non-profit organization that provides free professional counseling, educational programs, financial assistance and practical help to people with cancer, their loved ones, and the bereaved.

CancerHelp UK - a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families.

Cancer Survival Toolbox - a free audio program designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs - a not-for-profit volunteer organization that provides comfort and resources to young cancer patients being treated in Eastern Ontario and to those they depend on for strength and support.

Caring Voices - an online community for breast cancer survivors.

Childcan - The Childhood Cancer Research Association works with the London Health Sciences Centre/Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, the Oncology Department and various community agencies to enhance quality of life for those children affected with childhood cancer, and their families.

Childhood Cancer Foundation - the only national charity dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer; providing support programs, funding research and advocating for children and their families affected by cancer.

Children's Oncology Group - dedicated to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care.

Children's Oncology Services, Inc. - offers camp experiences and educational programs throughout the year for children with cancer.

Chronic Pain Association of Canada - provides a meeting place for the consideration and discussion of questions concerning pain that affects the interests of the community.

CML Society of Canada - offers educational and emotional support to CML patients in every province in Canada.

Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec

Colon Cancer Canada - dedicated to making a difference in the field of Colorectal Cancer by conducting fundraising activities to help support research initiatives, increase awareness, educate and provide patient support.

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada - Canada's leading national non-profit association dedicated to awareness and education of the disease, support for patients and their families and promotion of population based screening and timely access to effective treatment.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Foundation - Informs every Canadian adult about the benefits of screening for CRC (colorectal cancer) through awareness, education & advocacy initiatives.

Cottage Dreams - Adult and child cancer survivors can apply to stay at a donated cottage to spend time with family after treatment.

CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Children's Oncology Group - the world's largest cooperative cancer research organization, are together committed to conquering childhood cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. Find disease specific patient and family information for those coping with a childhood cancer diagnosis.

Families of Children With Cancer - run by volunteers who are devoted to education, support, and advocacy for families living with the effects of childhood cancer; serving families who are in treatment, off treatment, or bereaved.

Guide to Coping with Gynecological Cancer - information about how you might feel and what you might go through when you are diagnosed with gynecological cancer.

Havard Centre for Cancer Prevention - This interactive tool estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention.

Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Society of Alberta - advancing the education of the public concerning hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and providing support to individuals and families impacted by this hereditary cancer syndrome by providing information, advice and peer support.

Hospice Association of Ontario - The Hospice association's mission is to ensure that our members consistently deliver the finest end-of-life care possible to individuals with life-threatening conditions, their families and friends.

Kidney Cancer Association - information for medical professionals and patients, serving 45,000 patients in more than 100 nations.

Kidney Cancer Canada - A patient-led support and advocacy group for Canadian kidney cancer patients and their families. Based at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, KCC provides information and support to patients from diagnosis through to long-term treatment.

Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta - a coordinated, integrated community-based organization, designed to holistically bring together all the knowledge and resources needed by children with cancer and those who love and care for them.

Kids With Cancer Society - provides more program support to children with cancer and their families than all other Northern Alberta charities combined.

Look Good Feel Better - a national public service program offering free 2 hour cosmetic and hair workshops for women with cancer in 100 hospital and cancer care clinics across Canada.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services.

LIVESTRONG - through the LIVESTRONG Summit initiative, the LAF hopes to lead a survivorship movement to broaden awareness and impact the unmet physical, emotional,and practical needs of people living with cancer.

Lung Cancer Canada - the only charity whose sole mission is to raise awareness, provide patient focused information and offer peer support to everyone touched by lung cancer.

Lymphovenous Association of Ontario - to link people in Canada with dysfunctioning lymphatic systems with health care professionals and support groups in their communities and around the world.

Lymphovenous Canada - The purpose of this site is to link people in Canada with dysfunctioning lymphatic systems with health care professionals and support groups in their communities and around the world.

Lymphoma Foundation Canada - dedicated to providing support to individuals with lymphoma, including Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Motherisk Program - The Motherisk Program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, is a clinical, research and teaching program dedicated to antenatal drug, chemical, and disease risk counselling, including the management of cancer during pregnancy and lactation.

Myeloma Canada - a non-profit organization created by, and for, people living with Multiple Myeloma.

National Cancer Institute - The U.S. National Cancer Institute's Web site provides accurate, up-to-date information about many types of cancer, information about clinical trials, resources for people dealing with cancer, and information for researchers and health professionals.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM's mission is to explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, train complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals

Neutropenia Support Association Inc. - a volunteer-driven registered charity that was formed in 1989 to increase awareness and understanding of neutropenia.

National Ovarian Cancer Association - undertaken some key initiatives that have dramatically contributed to the advancement and understanding of the issues.

Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation

Oncolink - mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research - OICR programs are working to accelerate the development and testing of promising new cancer therapies.

Ontario Cancer Trials - helps you learn about clinical trials for cancer, where they are taking place and whether or not you might be eligible to participate.

PROCURE - dedicated to all people seeking information on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and eventual cure of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada - the leading national organization devoted solely to eliminating prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Support Group - a community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Prostate Cancer, together.

Prostate Cancer Support Groups of Newfoundland and Labrador - provide information and support to prostate cancer patients and prostate cancer awareness to the general public in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

RealTime Cancer - a place where young adults dealing with cancer can connect, and support one another.

Rethink Breast Cancer - a charity helping young people who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer through innovative breast cancer education, research and support programs.

The Self-Help Connection - a Self-Help Resource Centre or Clearinghouse for over 500 groups in Nova Scotia, including support groups for abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, manic depression, addictions, bereavement, eating disorders, parenting, caregiving, heart and stroke, cancer and divorce.

The Women's Sexual Health Foundation - an international non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public and healthcare professionals about women's sexual difficulties, including those related to cancer.

Skin Cancer Guide - Online resource centre for skin cancer treatment information.

Thyroid Foundation of Canada - a non-profit registered volunteer organzation whose mission is to support thyroid patients across Canada through awareness, education, and research.

United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. - a volunteer based organization dedicated to assisting all persons facing life with gastrointestinal or urinary diversions by providing emotional support, instructional and information services through the membership, the family, associated caregivers and the general public.

Vital Options International Inc. - a not-for-profit cancer communications, support and advocacy organization, whose mission is to facilitate a global cancer dialogue by using communications technology to reach every person touched by cancer.

Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada - the only breast cancer support organization of its kind that provides free information and emotional support for those impacted by breast cancer.

Women's Health Matters - Canadian source for reliable, evidence-based and up-to-date information on women's health and lifestyle issues.

World Health Organization - responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


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