Thyroid Cancer Canada
Inform. Support. Empower. Informer. Soutenir. Renforcer.

Mission and Founders

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." – Margaret Mead

How Thyroid Cancer Canada Got Started

Like most women, we got started on our journey together over coffee and a connection. We were a group of survivors who bonded together to become the founders in May 2000.

A year later, we had a meeting at a Toronto hospital with doctors, representatives from the Thyroid Foundation, together with pharmaceutical manufacturers decided that we wanted a way to offer support for Canadian thyroid cancer patients.

Thyroid Cancer Canada was born. Our first formal meeting was in Kingston, Ontario on January 19, 2002. Interestingly, on the agenda for that meeting were some items that have remained priorities to this day. To provide credible information, to support and drive advocacy for thyroid cancer patients. 

Thyroid Cancer Canada applied for and received designation as a not-for-profit organization on January 29, 2002 (registered in Ontario); and later, on July 7, 2003, became a Canadian registered charity.

We hope you will find this website helpful and supportive throughout your journey.

Our Mission

Thyroid Cancer Canada is a national organization of thyroid cancer survivors dedicated to providing emotional support and information to those affected by the disease.

Supporting Patients and their Families

Emotional support

Thyroid cancer treatment is different than other cancers. Often our patients are not treated in cancer centres, and do not have access to the same psychological and emotional support as other cancer patients. We hope this website provides you with some peer support, hope and encouragement.

Understanding complex information

Thyroid cancer treatment options are always evolving. Patients and their doctors face more choices that ever before, and then the information needed to make decisions can change from source to source. You can turn to us to help understand the some of the options and for support when making your life-altering decisions.