The C17 Council

Our goal is to improve outcomes and quality of life for children and adolescents with cancer and serious blood disorders in Canada.

The C17 Council is an organization composed of the institutionally appointed heads of the sixteen pediatric hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplant programs across Canada. We represent the interests of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders and act as an authoritative Canadian voice . The C17 Council has a strong record of accomplishment and has developed a clear strategy for continuing its mission to improve health outcomes and quality of life for children and adolescents in Canada with cancer and blood disorders.

Council Reports

pdf-icon.gif C17 ECFC Grant Report 2014 
pdf-icon.gif C17 AAMAC Grant Report 2014 
pdf-icon.gif C17 Council Report November 2013
pdf-icon.gif C17 Council Report June 2013
pdf-icon.gif C17 Council Report February 2013 

pdf-icon.gif C17 Research Summary January 2013 
pdf-icon.gif C17 CCC Grants November 2012
pdf-icon.gif C17 KWCS Grants October 2012
pdf-icon.gif C17 Council Report April 2012 

pdf-icon.gif C17 Council Report December 2011
pdf-icon.gif C17 Council Report May 2011
pdf-icon.gif C17 Research Network Report 2009

Major Initiatives

Research - we encourage, foster and fund multi-centre research on cancer and blood disorders in children and adolescents in Canada.


Education - we develop, organize and promote educational research and training opportunities to support health professionals in delivering pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant services across Canada.


Guidelines - we promote the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for key aspects of pediatric hematology and oncology healthcare.


Human Resources - we provide support for human resource planning in all health professions in the field of pediatric hematology and oncology in Canada.


Advocacy, Communication and Engagement - we communicate and engage with government agencies and other major stakeholders in pediatrics and oncology throughout Canada – especially those who operate on the national stage. We advocate for the adoption of policies and programs that will support our mission of improving health outcomes and quality of life for children and adolescents in Canada with cancer and serious blood disorders.


Productive Partnerships - we develop mutually beneficial partnerships with other organizations that help support our mission through funding and collaborative work on high priority issues.