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About us

Our values

Our values

Our volunteers and staff have a bold purpose that drives them every day. We inspire people and organizations to act together in common cause, we put people affected by cancer first and we deliver our best every day. We embrace our organizational values which serve as guidelines for our conduct and behaviour as we work to unite and inspire all Canadians to take control of cancer.
Courageous
We rise to the challenge of cancer and relentlessly champion world-leading outcomes in cancer prevention, treatment, and support. We are resilient, adapt to change, and support one another without hesitation to persevere. We embrace technology and innovation, leading with both to enhance everything we do. We are transparent and accountable, getting to the root of problems and addressing miscommunications directly and in the moment. We make tough decisions and chart new paths, finding solutions to the most difficult of problems.
United
We inspire each other, share knowledge and create strong bonds. We work together, always putting our mission first. We celebrate our achievements. We build environments where all people feel like they belong and are valued, celebrating and embracing our differences to achieve better results and impact. We work in English and French. We welcome patients and survivors, donors, volunteers and partners into CCS and appreciate their important contributions, knowing that we are stronger together.
Caring
We are each other’s champions. Lifting one another up, we listen more than we talk, welcome different points of view and pick up the ball when one of us drops it. We take time for one another. We care about the whole person, creating friendships, strong teams, and a workplace that supports mental and physical health, work-life balance, and appreciation for each other’s unique experiences. We are humble, asking questions and admitting what we don’t know. People affected by cancer are at the heart of all we do.
Rigorous
With our clear purpose and shared vision, we set ambitious goals together. Our strategic plan is our roadmap, guiding every decision we make. We identify and play to our strengths, having honest conversations to help each other learn and grow. We seek feedback and look for ways to improve our impact. With evidence-based information and data to help us, we deliver high quality work, consistently, and for the benefit of people affected by cancer.