The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, (BCSC) is a registered, national non-profit charity dedicated to saving lives through breast cancer research. We raise money to fund patient-focused research for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada was established in 1991 by Lawrence and Kay Greenaway, in memory of their daughter Pam who died of breast cancer at 38 years old. They positively transformed their deep loss into a mission to raise money to fund research to cure this devastating disease.

BCSC receives no government funding – all of our research is funded through the generosity of our donors.

  • Demonstrated return on investment outcomes.
  • Profile of individuals on the research teams, and their national and international collaborators.
  • Short and long term impact including improved knowledge around breast cancer treatment and survivorship.
  • Publication of work funded by BCSC.
  • Feedback from scientists and researchers about the project.
  • Reporting to you, our donors, on how your investment in cancer research makes a difference.

Your donation is the first step on the path to a cure.

Did you Know Breast Cancer remains the Most Common Cancer among Canadian Women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers)?*

1 in 8 Women is likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime

It is estimated during this year:

Breast cancer represent 25% of all estimated new cancer cases in women in 2020.
13% of all estimated female cancer deaths in 2020 are due to breast cancer.

Survival Rates are Improving

Thanks in part to research, the breast cancer death rate has been declining since the mid-1980s. 88% of females and 80% of males are surviving 5 years following their diagnosis. This reduction in death rates likely reflects the impact of screening and improvements in treatment for breast cancer.

* Source: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2020: Government of Canada