On February 1, 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society completed its amalgamation with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The two organizations initially announced their intention to amalgamate in October 2016. The previous two national charities now operate under the Canadian Cancer Society banner. According to the communiqué posted on its web site, the new organisation is expected to accelerate the impact of donor dollars on cancer research and vital support services for people living with and affected by cancer. According to the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer Society, the merger will redefine the cancer charity sector in Canada.
McMillan LLP was retained on the transaction by the Canadian Cancer Society, with a team led by Marc Genereux that included Christopher Garrah, Devina D’Silva, Karen Smith, Alexandra Burke, Megan Singleton, Frederique Gay, Monique Gauthier, Andrew Stirling, Jamie Wilks, Elisa Henry, Max Jarvie, Alexandre Koch, Christie Bates, Joanna Vatavu, Josh Freedman, Philip Vineberg, David Ross (Toronto), Anita Houshidari, Mitchell Allison, Sean Coughlin, David Elenbaas, Stefanie Di Francesco, Lyndsay Wasser and Dan Edmondstone.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP was retained on the transaction by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, with a team led by Joan Chambers that included Lindsay Clark, Kevin Hill, Bruce Rose-Innes, Thomas Wong, Jeremy Ozier, Chanelle Desrosiers-Stewart, Nabil Virji, Rachel Lehman, Clayton Gallant, and Felicia Lau.