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FAQs

How can I make a donation?

There are three easy ways to make a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation.

You can make a single donation or set up a monthly donation quickly and securely online.
Call us at 778.653.0045 or toll free 1.888.906.2873.
Mail a cheque made payable to ‘BC Cancer Foundation’ to:

BC Cancer Foundation
150 – 686 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1G1

What is your legal name and charitable business number?

When leaving a gift in your will to the BC Cancer Foundation, it is extremely important that you use our correct legal name: BC Cancer Foundation.
Our charitable business number is 11881 8434 RR0001.

Does the BC Cancer Foundation do door to door fundraising?

BC Cancer Foundation fundraisers may come to your door to talk to you about becoming a monthly donor. Door-to-door fundraising is one of the most effective and personal ways we can reach out to donors to share how their monthly commitments ensure a ready and reliable stream of funding to support BC Cancer’s world-class research endeavors.

For more information, read BC Cancer Foundation at your door.

How can I get a copy of the audited financial statements?

Visit our Annual Report to Donors page to view our most recent financial summary and to download a full audited financial statement. Or if you prefer, email bccfinfo@bccancer.bc.ca and request a copy be mailed to you.

There are many cancer charities in BC. What is the difference between BC Cancer Foundation and other cancer organizations?

The BC Cancer Foundation is a provincial organization whose sole purpose is to raise funds that support cancer research and enhancements to patient care at BC Cancer. We are the largest funder of cancer research in this province. We enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. What we raise in BC, stays in BC.

Who is the BC Cancer?

BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia and Yukon, including prevention, screening and early detection programs, research and education, and care and treatment.

Find out more about our partnership with BC Cancer here. You can also visit BC Cancer’s website.

How much of my donation goes towards research and how much towards administrative costs?

Our total general and administrative cost per dollar raised is $0.07. This is in line with other similar charitable organizations. We will continue to do everything we can to hold the line on our administrative costs to ensure the maximum impact of each donated dollar.

Please visit our Annual Report to Donors page to view our most recent financial summary and to download a full audited financial statement.

How can I be sure that my donation is being directed to research?

The BC Cancer Foundation is the largest funder of cancer research in B.C. We fund research at BC Cancer into all types of cancers, at all six centres across B.C.

If you make a general donation to BC Cancer, you can be assured that it will be invested in the area of greatest need at BC Cancer.

If you wish to support a particular area of research, type of cancer research or a specific BC Cancer program, be sure to state your preference clearly when you make the donation and we will ensure your wishes are followed.

How do I leave a gift to the BC Cancer Foundation in my will?

Please call us at 604.877.6040 or toll free 1.888.906.2873, or email legacy@bccancer.bc.ca.

Can I organize an event to raise funds for BC Cancer Foundation?

Yes! As a community fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation, you’ll be raising awareness and providing important funds that support leading-edge research and improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. Fundraise for Us!

How can I update my contact information or mailing preferences?

Call us at 604.707.5917 or toll free at 1.888.906.2873, or email us at advancementservices@bccancer.bc.ca with the following information:

Current information

Your name
Address
Email address/phone number
Updated information

Your name
Address
Email address/phone number
Mailing preference request

I’ve misplaced my tax receipt, can I get another copy?

Yes – please call us at 778.653.0045 or toll free at 1.888.906.2873, or email advancementservices@bccancer.bc.ca with the following information:

Your name
Your address
Approximate date gift was made (MM/DD/YYYY)
Gift amount
Details e.g. made to an event

Will my donation be tax deductible?

Donors who contribute $10.00 CAD or more will receive an official receipt for tax purposes from the BC Cancer Foundation. For donations made online, the donor will receive an electronic receipt by email, which follows within a few business days.

 

I have a question for your privacy officer, who do I contact?

Please call 778.653.0045 or toll free 1.888.906.2873, or email bccfinfo@bccancer.bc.ca