Sears CSR

Children’s Cancer Charities

Combining awareness, fundraising and research, we can help make a world without kids cancer

3 childrenWhy do we focus on childhood cancer? Over the past 60 years Sears has been committed to serving Canadian families, and no family should have to hear the words 'your child has cancer'.

Each year, about 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer and it is the leading cause of disease-related death in children in Canada. Childhood cancers are very different from adult cancers and rarely benefit from general cancer research. The detection and treatment of childhood cancer places unique demands on our healthcare system.

Through the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation, Sears funds programs that improve the lives of children living with cancer as well as those recovering from the physical and emotional scars that can be part of survivorship.

Sears aims to be a significant fundraising resource in the childhood cancer arena. Under the umbrella campaign, Show Your Face. Make a Difference. Fight Childhood Cancer, Sears works with children’s oncology centres and organizations such as:

  • The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)
  • Operation Enfant Soleil (Quebec City)
  • Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation
  • BC Children’s Hospital (Vancouver)
  • IWK Health Centre (Halifax)
  • Janeway Hospital (St. John’s)
  • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa)
  • Stollery Children’s Hospital (Edmonton)

Together with these organizations, Sears presents community events that create awareness for the cause and raise significant funds for kids cancer research and support programs. Sears Canada and its associates are proud to invest in the healthy development of children and youth, and make a difference in the fight against kids cancer.

Sears Canada Contributions to Children’s Cancer Charities
2008 $594,000
2009 $774,000
2010 Over $1.5 million
2011 Over $2.2 million
2012 Over $2.7 million
2013 Over $3.2 million

Donations to Sears Children’s Cancer Charities are administered and distributed through the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation. The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation is a registered Canadian charity established to collect and distribute donations to charitable organizations that support Sears Canada’s community investment mandate.

Learn more about our partners

  • Sears Great Canadian Chill
  • Sears National Kids Cancer Ride
  • Sears Great Canadian Run