Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women over the age of 20. It is a complex disease that requires an evidence-based approach and multi-faceted research that investigates how to reduce the incidence of breast cancer, how to improve the quality of life for those living with the disease and how to reduce mortality so that more women survive the disease.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community.
To read about the latest in breast cancer research and to learn what we’re doing in the community, check out our eNewsletter here.
Read on to find out how we're working with you to create a future without breast cancer.
We fund research projects and fellowships in Canada.
CBCF is the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research in Canada. Since 1986, we have invested over $100 million in over 650 breast cancer research, fellowship, and community grants across Ontario, as well as national grants through both the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance and CBCF’s National Grants Program.
Our investments in relevant and innovative research are changing the landscape of what is known and understood about breast cancer, improving how breast cancer is prevented, detected, and treated, and how those who have experienced breast cancer can live healthier and longer lives. Research is moving us towards a future without breast cancer, but we can’t stop now.
We are a trusted resource for information on breast health and breast cancer.
CBCF supports and develops meaningful breast health and breast cancer education and awareness programming in a range of areas, including how to reduce your personal risk of breast cancer, breast awareness, screening for earlier detection and diagnosis, treatment options, innovations and research advances. We also produce evidence-based information resources that are distributed for free at hospitals and clinics to people and organizations across the province.
Learn more about our education & awareness work.
We advocate for improvements in healthy public policy.
This includes calling on the Ontario government to make women at average risk aged 40-49 eligible to participate in breast cancer screening in Ontario. Women 40–49 of average risk in Ontario can now participate in the Ontario Breast Screening Program when recommended by a health care provider.
Learn more about our advocacy work.