Who we are.
How you’ve made a difference in 2020/21
We’ve adapted new ways of working in response to the pandemic, increasing flexibility, focusing on staff wellbeing and embracing technology. Despite the challenges we’ve faced, our staff and volunteers are more engaged than ever with Cancer Council being awarded the Voice Project’s prestigious ‘Best Workplaces for 2021’ Award.
Across 2020/2021, our workforce averaged 80.7% volunteers and 19.3% employees (not including casuals).
across the financial year
Who we are by gender
Following another challenging year, we have continued to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on our people and the work we do in the community, maintaining our commitment to be an Inspirational Place to Volunteer and Work. We’ve made significant achievements in key priority areas including our Diversity & Inclusion strategy, environmental sustainability initiatives, and employee engagement and satisfaction scores.Read more
Reducing cancer risk
Every year in Australia, about 44,000 cancer cases are diagnosed that could have been prevented. But you are changing this.
“I grew up with Slip Slop Slap, and I’m intelligent enough to know the dangers, but I always thought it wouldn’t happen to me.” - Principal Matt Kean, living with melanoma
Increasing cancer survival
No one should have to die from cancer. Thanks to you,in 2020/21, we enabled $16.8 million of world-class research, that is improving the way cancer is prevented, detected and treated.
“If it wasn’t for the Re-engage program, I wouldn’t be here. It changed my life completely – I wish I’d done it sooner.” – Dave Cassar, Childhood cancer survivor
Improving quality of life
Because of your support, no one needs to go through cancer alone – no matter where they live in NSW.
“I know it would have been a completely different story if I hadn’t reached out and called 13 11 20. That support was life-saving.” – Bridget Montague, cervical cancer survivor
Improving outcomes for priority populations
We know that there are communities experiencing a disproportionate burden of disease and poorer cancer outcomes. You're helping address this.
As part of our commitment to improve outcomes for priority populations, we’ve been focusing on raising awareness of and increasing screening participation in the community. .
This year, we continued to grow and strengthen our valued partnerships with our corporate partners, trusts and foundations, beneficiary partners and major donors who are committed to our vision of a cancer free future.