Who we are
The Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) was formed in 1992 with the mission of raising funds throughout the Northeastern Ontario region to support cancer research and cancer care programs of the Northeast Cancer Center (NCC) of Health Sciences North (HSN).
Our researchers continue to work towards improving cancer care through innovative research that is making an impact on the world stage. These highly educated and motivated individuals have successfully obtained millions of dollars in grant monies that are contributing towards finding a cure and improving the lives of those living with cancer. Without the work of the NCF, nationally competitive research programs would not exist at the Northeast Cancer Centre.
The NCF has also initiated collaborations with the HSN, Laurentian University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Through these partnerships we have brought new dollars into the community and provided support for high quality educational training experiences to university students, aspiring scientists, and medical practitioners.
In total, the NCF has worked with and been supported by over one hundred (100) separate organizations and groups- secondary schools, mine and smelter workers, Royal Canadian Legionnaires, Service Clubs, Community Groups, families and individuals- all of whom have been generous and committed in making every contribution of which they were capable. All have endeavored to rid society of cancer and all united in their desire to make a difference.
The NCF will continue to move forward with a renewed focus in supporting vital patient care, new equipment and research. Together with the NCC and the HSN, we will continue to prosper and offer world class care for patients and their families of the Northeast.