Money raised by Cystic Fibrosis Canada benefits all Canadians with cystic fibrosis. Funding has led to:
Longer, Healthier Lives for People with CF
When Cystic Fibrosis Canada was established in the 1960s, cystic fibrosis was known as a child’s disease. At that time, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live to attend kindergarten. Today, 50% of Canadians with CF are expected to live into their late 40s and beyond.
In 2007, the number of Canadian adults with cystic fibrosis (aged 18+) surpassed the number of children with CF.
Development of New Therapies
Canadian scientists, funded by Cystic Fibrosis Canada, are providing world leadership in the development and testing of new therapies for cystic fibrosis.
Access to High Quality Care
Care for people with cystic fibrosis is enhanced with supplementary funding to 42 Canadian CF clinics and five lung transplant centres.
CF outreach clinics in remote/rural areas of Canada are funded by Cystic Fibrosis Canada to ensure specialized care is provided to people who do not live near a CF clinic.
We build awareness and advocate for change with, and for, Canadians with cystic fibrosis.
Accurate, Relevant and Up-to-Date Information about CF
We create materials for people with cystic fibrosis, their families, caregivers, medical professionals, government organizations and members of the general public.
The following chart represents our fundraising revenue and use of funds for 2011. For more information please see our 2011 Annual Report.