Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

The Cancer Foundation is a unique local organization solely committed to raising funds for cancer care, treatment, research, and supportive care programs for our community.
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Today, 28 people will walk into their doctor’s office and hear: “You have cancer”. Tomorrow, 28 more people will be told ”You have cancer”. Imagine their shock, their fear, their confusion. Now imagine when it’s your colleague, your friend, your neighbour or even a family member. When people in our community hear those words, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is there to help.

At the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, we take cancer personally. It’s a disease that impacts people in very different ways, and we have made it our mission to provide local residents who have been touched by cancer with access to the care that is right for them.

The Cancer Foundation is a unique local organization solely committed to raising funds for cancer care, treatment, research, and supportive care programs for our community.

Info at-a-glance

Year founded


Total revenue for last fiscal year

$4.26 Million

Geographic regional of focus

Eastern Ontario with every dollar raised staying in our community.

How we live it

Helping Patients through Cancer Coaching: Cancer Coaching is the first program of its kind in Canada. Our
Coaches are health-care professionals who work with those facing cancer to connect them with community resources, help them manage their health and well-being, and support them through their cancer experience.

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Cancer Coaching program After the Bell, helping cancer survivors’ transition to the “new normal” of life after treatment with strategies, tools and connections to resources.

Clinical Trials That Help Save Lives: Supporting every single cancer clinical trial in Ottawa for the past seven years. Ensuring our community has access to groundbreaking treatment options right here at home, treatments which can extend and even save the lives of your loved ones.

Through Research: Providing ongoing, reliable funding to ensure leading researchers in Ottawa have the resources they need to conduct world-class research, bringing their discoveries from bench to bedside, and to
one day find a cure.

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Research we believe in: Dr. John Bell pioneering the field of Oncolytic Virus Research

Cancer changes lives, but so can you – and there are so many ways for you to donate or get involved as an
individual or corporation

Corporate giving

  • Your company can sponsor an event to support cancer care and gain valuable community recognition for your contributions.
  • You can also host your own corporate event like a golf tournament or staff BBQ, which brings your staff closer together and gives back to your community.
  • You can also make a “purchase with a purpose” through our Grounded corporate nutrition programming, which can include nutrition workshops for your employees or private events.

Individual giving

Join our Cancer Champions Circle: When you give $1,000 or more during the year to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the Cancer Champions Circle.

Stand out. You can become a leader in your community and make an extraordinary gift through our Cancer Champions Campaign.

For more information please contact Josée Quennevile at

Make your impact

Cancer Champions Breakfast – May 9, 2018
The Cancer Champions Breakfast brings Ottawa business leaders together to raise funds to support the people you know that have been touched by cancer, where you can help by joining us for breakfast and hosting a table. To find out how you can be involved with our next Cancer Champions Breakfast please email Paula Street at

Board members and executives

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Linda Eagen,President & CEO
Headshot of Gregory Sanders
Gregory Sanders, Chair of Board of Directors

Jon Dervin, Past-Chair Partner, Private Company Services, PwC LLP
Cory P. Ready, Vice-Chair Investment Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Tim Beaulieu, Treasurer Vice President, Finance, Maplesoft Group
Dee Davidson, President, Complete Care Coordination
Robert (Bob) Doucet, Retired CIO
Patrick Dusabimana, Surgical Recovery Coordinator, The Ottawa Hospital
Frances Mannarino, Retired, Senior Commercial Account Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
Carl Marcotte, Vice-President, Operations & Head of Defense Sector, Canadian Commercial Corporation
Brian P. Mcintomny, Counsel, Mann Lawyers
Karyn Standen, Senior Planning Officer, Canada Revenue Agency
Mark Thaw, Senior Partner Manager, Kaspersky Labs

Get in touch

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foudnation
1500 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 3Y9

Twitter: @ottawacancer