The Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) was incorporated by Letters Patent issued by the Province of Ontario on March 19, 1992 as a corporation without share capital. The Letters Patent provides a wide spectrum of goals and objectives related to cancer research including the statement that the NCF is "to act as the fundraising vehicle for the Northeast Cancer Center, its services, research programs and people."
When created in 1992, the NCF had no assets, no endowment, no anticipation of any bequests and no money. Starting with nothing, the NCF has over the years raised over 24 million dollars through the development of relationships with individuals and groups who wished to make a difference in the manner in which society wanted to pursue a cure for cancer. Over the years, the NCF has partnered with various Secondary Schools, Mine and Smelter workers, Royal Canadian Legionnaires, Service Clubs, Community Groups, families and individuals all united in their desire to make a difference.
Many people throughout Northeastern Ontario have joined the cause on an individual basis and continue to do so. Together and individually they form part of the NCF family.