About CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is the only charitable organization exclusively fundraising for CancerCare Manitoba. CancerCare Manitoba’s main aim is to eradicate a disease consisting of more than 150 types and stages. A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Up-to-date information regarding treatment options, resources and services are vital as patients and families make their way through the cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment.

While CancerCare Manitoba works in partnership with Manitoba Health, some programs and services are not eligible for government funding. Since 2000 CancerCare Manitoba Foundation has granted more than $104 million to bridge this gap and help deliver the best research, patient care, treatment and support. We are proud to support CancerCare Manitoba’s internationally-recognized team of health professionals as they provide outstanding quality care for all Manitobans and their families living with cancer.


Donor Bill of Rights


To ensure that donors to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation have full confidence in the Foundation and its appeals, the following donors’ rights are recognized. All Donors have the following rights:

      1. To be clear about our mission and how CancerCare Manitoba Foundation intends to spend their donations

      2. To know that their donation will be used for the purpose for which it was given

      3. To trust that information about their donation will remain confidential to the Foundation to the extent provided by law

      4. To be assured that their donation will be banked promptly and spent within a reasonable time

      5. To receive appropriate thanks and recognition

      6. To receive, upon request, all published financial statements

      7. To know that complaints will be taken seriously, handled promptly and responses will be sent swiftly

      8. To seek accurate professional advice on tax efficient giving methods

      9. To receive prompt and accurate answers to questions

      10. To be provided with reports on the way that funds have been spent

      11. To be treated professionally and with respect during fund-raising campaigns

      12. To choose to be excluded from any future solicitations

      13. To expect that there is a fair and proper balance between the interests of donors and the aims and objectives of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

      14. To know that there is no obligation to buy an incentive or to return it

      15. To know whether an individual soliciting funds is a volunteer, an employee, a hired solicitor or other

      16. To have the right to remain anonymous

      17. To know that donor names will never be sold

      18. To request that their name not be exchanged for fundraising purposes

      19. To have the right to escalate a complaint to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation’s Board of Directors and if still not satisfied to submit a complaint directly to the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy.

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