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Tetley Canadian Cancer Society
Tetley Canada is a Proud Supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society

Tetley is proud to support the Canadian Cancer Society and the breast cancer cause, a disease that impacts multiple individuals and communities across Canada. Being a supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society is our way of providing a little warmth for the many Canadians and their families affected by breast cancer.


About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the CCS has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. For more information, visit or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).


Breast cancer statistics
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women.
  • In 2017, it is estimated that 26,300 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada and sadly 5,000 women will die from the disease.
  • It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime and 1 in 31 will die from breast cancer.
  • More than 80% of breast cancers occur in women who are 50 and over.
  • Early detection and increased screening rates combined with better treatment therapies for breast cancer have resulted in a 44% decrease in the breast cancer death rate since the late 1980’s. Breast cancer is still the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in Canada. It is for these reasons that we are committed to supporting breast cancer research, education, and awareness.


Health promotion messaging

The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that whatever your age, you should know what is normal for your breasts and tell your doctor if you notice any changes. The Canadian Cancer Society also recommends that if you are between the ages of 50 and 69, you should also have a mammogram every two years. Mammography is the most reliable method of finding breast cancer and can significantly lower the risk of women in this age group dying from breast cancer. If you are between 40 and 49, talk to your doctor about your risk of breast cancer, along with the benefits and risks of mammography. If you are 70 or older, talk to your doctor about how often you should have a mammogram. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-939-3333.

Breast cancer at the Canadian Cancer Society

Beyond awareness, the Canadian Cancer Society is taking action against breast cancer by:

  • Funding high-quality breast cancer research
  • Educating women about early detection
  • Providing information and support services to those living with breast cancer, ensuring that no one is alone in their journey


Show Your Support

Tetley has contributed over $750,000 to the breast cancer cause since 2001. Your purchase of Tetley products helps us support the Canadian Cancer Society's funding of relevant breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. Find out more at



Supporting early childhood development on tea estates in Malawi

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Children playing at Tigwirizane Early Childhood Development Centre in Mangochi.

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A young boy at a UNICEF supported Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) in Lilongwe, Malawi



Working to support children in Malawi

We’re really proud to be supporting Unicef UK on a five-year programme in Malawi to help young children from 0-5 years old.
Malawi is a small country in East Africa and one of the poorest countries in the world. Low wages and pressures on parents mean that many children don’t get the care and attention they need. Nutritious food can be scarce, and there are few places that they can go where they can be cared for and be with other children to learn and develop through play.
This is what the money we have given will work to change.
UNICEF knows that without care, food and early stimulation, children are slower to develop. They have poorer language and social skills and find it difficult to learn. This poor start then has a knock-on effect on a child’s education and their future.
The partnership will bring quality Early Childhood Development services to one of the main tea growing areas in  Malawi which will begin to level the playing field for vulnerable children,  helping them to get the  most from their education and in time, have the chance of a better future. Supporting children in these early years is a great way to help them to break the cycle of poverty that they would otherwise find themselves in.


What’s planned?

Firstly, we’re particularly excited that this is the first time that UNICEF has done this type of project on a tea estate in Malawi.
The plan is to build two Early Childhood Development Centres in South Malawi where many of the tea estates are.  Local people will be recruited and trained to manage and deliver the things that the children need.   
The partnership won’t stop there, there are also plans for parents and carers to be given help and advice on parenting and the care and development of children.  Employers will also be supported to help them understand the importance of children’s rights and how these apply to where they work.

Sue Adams, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Unicef UK, said: “This partnership has the potential to benefit at least 2,000 children aged between 0 to five years, as well as an additional 6,000 people including pregnant and lactating women, parents, caregivers and adolescent mothers. It’s thanks to Tetley, that we are able to deliver this life-changing work for children and families and create meaningful and long-lasting change.”


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Guitars for Good
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Courage in Sight
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Run for Change
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A Work of Heart