Northern Cancer Foundation



The Shirley and Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre at Health Sciences North (HSN) is a special place – a place you might not realize is special until you’ve been there, or until you or a loved one are in needs of its services. It is one of fourteen regional cancer programs in Ontario, having been ranked number 1 on quality improvement indicators. The Cancer Centre currently receives over 3000 new cancer patients each year and conducts approximately 17,000 chemotherapy visits and 38,000 radiation therapy visits, saving Northeastern Ontario residents afflicted with cancer and their families the cost and inconvenience of traveling for treatment.

The Cancer Centre has a team of world-renowned oncologists, scientists and researchers who work on a variety of research and clinical trials that regularly attract the attention of the international medical community.

The Northern Cancer Foundation aims to make a big impact on the cancer care experience through the support of life-changing, local cancer research and clinical trials and vital equipment purchases.


Our Impact

Thanks to the generosity of our community, patients in Northeastern Ontario have access to timely and quality cancer care, close to home.

“Having the support from my friends and family while being close to home for my cancer treatment was a blessing. After my diagnosis with stage three breast cancer, I wasn’t sure what the future would hold for me. Every time I went for treatment at the Shirley and Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer, I felt welcomed by the staff and volunteers and knew I was in the right place.”

-Sonia, Cancer Survivor

With your support, we will also continue to propel medical advancements through our innovative cancer research that is focused on earlier detection, prevention and more effective treatments and cures for people in our community and beyond.

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Legal Name

Northern Cancer Foundation

Charity Number

#134949783 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Together, we are working hard to ensure the Cancer Centre is fully equipped and properly resourced to help close to 600,000 people across the region who rely on us for cancer care every year.

Every dollar you give helps support cancer patients from across our region – helping to change and save lives in Northeastern Ontario.

Equipment and Technology

Up-to-date equipment is vital to offering excellent cancer care. Unfortunately, government funding alone cannot meet all of HSN’s equipment needs. But with the help of supporters like you, we can purchase essential equipment and continue to provide you and your loved ones with the best healthcare possible – right here, close to home.

Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI)

Northern Cancer Foundation is proud to support research that is taking place through HSNRI to meet the needs of patients and their hopes for earlier detection, prevention, treatments that are more effective, and cures for significant health conditions affecting patients and their families in Northeastern Ontario. By supporting research today, you can save a life tomorrow.

You can find some of the ways donors are making a difference in the quality of care cancer patients receive in the annual impact report

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