The Canadian Cancer Society is a member of a number of organizations that together work to help improve cancer control in Canada.

Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA)

CCRA is an alliance of organizations that work strategically to co-ordinate and collaborate on most of the cancer research conducted in Canada. Together, we support cancer research that uncovers factors which may cause cancer, and discovers more—and better—treatments to improve patient and survivor outcomes.

Our alliance of over 30 member organizations fosters partnerships among cancer research funders and promotes the development of national research priorities. CCRA members strive to maximize the collective impact of their investments in cancer research.

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Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians.

The Partnership was founded in 2007 as the steward of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy). Ten years of shared effort has yielded results and key learnings related to effecting systemic change through unique modes of collaboration and improving the experience for Canadians with cancer and their families. Their goal is to translate what has been learned about the successes and barriers to change, into pervasive and impactful front-line policy and practice across Canada for the benefit of all cancer patients or those at risk of cancer.

Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC)

The HCCC is dedicated to advocating for sound public policy on health issues and promoting the highest quality health research. HCCC strives for excellence in health policy and seeks to ensure that the federal government and policy makers look to the Coalition and its members for timely advice and leadership on major health issues of concern to Canadians; and that they recognize the competence, commitment and contributions of health charities in improving the health and well-being of Canadians. The HCCC was established in 2000.

Research Canada

Research Canada is a national, broad-based alliance dedicated to advancing health research through collaborative advocacy.

Through Research Canada’s strategic activities, they engage all sectors – including the government – to build support for health research. They reach out to media, elected officials, and policymakers to bring greater attention to the critical importance of long-term, sustainable health research funding as an investment in Canada’s future. Only through sustained and balanced investments in health research will Canada succeed in keeping its citizens the healthiest in the world and in becoming an innovative nation.


International Cancer Research Portfolio (ICRP)

The International Cancer Research Portfolio, or ICRP, represents a database of information on cancer research awards of the cancer funding organizations that comprise the International Cancer Research (ICR) Partners. Created as a means for CSO Partner organizations to share information about current and ongoing cancer research, the ICRP public web site allows the public at-large to view and browse information about research supported by cancer funding organizations in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada. Canadian information is provided to IRCP by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, which includes CCS as a member.

For more information on the ICR Partners, visit their website.

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

CCS is a signatory of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) which recognizes the need to develop better research assessment practices.

DORA recommends that a broad range of impact measures and research outputs should be considered (i.e., new knowledge, influence on policy, practice, health, and health system impacts (‘real-world impacts’), datasets (and the open sharing of these), software, inventions, patents, preprints, other commercial activities, training of new researchers, etc.). Researchers and reviewers should not solely rely on journal impact factors (or any hierarchy of journals), conference rankings and/or metrics such as the H-index or i10-index when planning research outputs and when assessing CCS research applications. This approach will be duly reflected in CCS’s reviewer rating scales. To learn more about DORA and research assessment, see DORA’s Ideas for Action.

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Transforming Evidence Funders Network (TEFN)

The Pew Charitable Trusts' evidence project initiated the Transforming Evidence Funders Network (TEFN) in partnership with the William T. Grant Foundation and other philanthropic organizations in 2020.

TEFN brings together public and private funders worldwide committed to revolutionizing how evidence is generated, utilized, and applied across various issue areas and policy sectors. TEFN aims to promote inclusive, impactful research, consistent evidence integration into policy and practice, and collaborative problem-solving methods that yield effective and equitable outcomes. Many TEFN members prioritize strategies that foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders to identify evidence-based solutions, enabling practitioners, policymakers, and community leaders to collaborate with researchers and combine their expertise for comprehensive problem-solving.

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Last modified on: March 7th, 2024