Partnership History and Structure
The Partnership evolved from the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control – a volunteer-driven coalition of cancer experts, patients and survivors that drafted Canada’s first national cancer control plan and advocated successfully for its funding.
The coalition’s vision for a coordinated, pan-Canadian strategy led the federal government to announce the creation of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, which began operations in April 2007 with $250 million in government funding. The federal government created the Partnership with an initial five-year mandate to implement this national cancer control strategy, as well as to assess whether this model was an effective model in improving cancer control in Canada.
The Partnership’s second five-year mandate began April 1, 2012 and focuses on the cancer control community’s shared priorities for 2012-17 as documented in the organization’s strategic plan, Sustaining Action Toward a Shared Vision. This strategic plan is the evolution of Canada’s national cancer strategy. It builds on progress already made in cancer control and reflects emerging needs and priorities. The Partnership’s organization structure supports the execution of this plan in collaboration with its partners.