Interim Staff

The Interim is often asked which Canadian charities support embryonic stem cell research – research that destroys human beings at the embryonic stage of life. Compiling this information is an ongoing and arduous project and we thank for maintaining a page (
listing such charitable agencies and societies. As LifeSiteNews states:

“This is an ongoing project and this list is not complete, so you are encouraged to check on the status of groups not listed here.” Furthermore, Canadian pro-lifers are warned not to fall for the gimmick that donations can be earmarked for charitable activities not directly related to the funding of research that depends on the destruction of embryos. As LSN’s John-Henry Westen notes: “Giving earmarked donations allows the organizations to free up other funds for the ethically problematic research.”

We hope that you contact those charities that interest you and express your concerns about embryonic stem cell research and let them know you won’t be donating to them until their policies are changed. Charities can change their mind; in 2003, the Arthritis Society of Canada reversed its position when its donations were threatened if it continued to support ESCR.

Here is a list of charities that currently support embryonic stem cell research:

ALS Society of Canada (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Alzheimer Society of Canada
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
March of Dimes
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Cancer Institute of Canada
NeuroScience Canada
Parkinson Society Canada
Sick Kids Foundation (Sick Children’s Hospital – Toronto)

Terry Fox Run (supports NCIC)