About the Canadian Cancer Action Network

The Canadian Cancer Action Network, a national umbrella organization comprised of diverse patient-centred organizations from across Canada, is dedicated to ensuring a coordinated patient and caregiver perspective is firmly embedded in work underway in cancer control.

Our Vision:

  • To have the best cancer care system in place for Canadians at both the national and provincial level. (A system that is comprehensive, accessible, sustainable, affordable to all, universal and equitable.)
  • To optimize quality of life and respect for the patient in all aspects of cancer care from prevention and screening, to diagnosis and treatment, through to palliation.

Our Mission:
To advocate for the implementation of the best possible national cancer control strategy by:

  • Being a vehicle for identifying issues common to all volunteer-driven, national cancer organizations/groups.
  • Bringing the perspective of those affected by cancer directly into the policy-making process.
  • Creating linkages and partnerships in order to achieve results both provincially and nationally.

Our Mandate:

  • To represent the interests of all Canadians affected by cancer.
  • To work with federal and provincial decision makers to ensure a pan-Canadian system evolves that optimizes care and treatment outcomes through all phases of the cancer continuum.