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Supporting the Brain

Every year, our holiday eCard recipients help us decide where to donate funds for the holiday season. This year, Stantec gave $10,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society because of votes received through our holiday eCard.

The donation was given to support the Society’s new partnership with Brain Canada. This partnership links neuroscience with brain cancer research through the Canada Brain Research Fund. And Brain Canada will match donations to the fund, enabling support for even more brain cancer research programs.

Stantec is proud to be the first contributor to this program, and our $10,000 is matched by Brain Canada, thereby doubling our impact.

About our Holiday eCard Program

Through our holiday eCard program, we donated $40,000 to three other deserving charities:

  • Habitat for Humanity Foundation: $14,500
  • American Cancer Society: $11,500
  • Water for People: $14,000

About Brain Cancer

Please refer to the following statistics about brain cancer (from the Canadian Cancer Society):

  • Approximately 1,650 men and 1,200 women in Canada will face a brain cancer diagnosis this year; nearly 2,000 Canadians will die of the disease
  • More than 1,000 children will be diagnosed with brain and spinal cord cancer this year
  • Brain cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among older adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 29, accounting for 15% of deaths, after leukemia (17%)
  • In adults, the most common type of primary malignant brain tumor is glioblastoma multiforme. Average survival, even with aggressive treatment, is less than one year
  • Metastatic brain tumors occur at some point in 20 to 40% of people with cancer
  • Because brain tumors are located at the control center for thought, emotion, and movement, they can dramatically affect a person’s physical and cognitive abilities and quality of life
  • While as many as 60% of children with brain tumors survive, they live with long-term side effects

From left to right: Nichola Lastella, Philanthropy Lead; Tino DiManno, Executive Vice President, Canada, Stantec; Dan Holinda, Executive Director

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