Calgary Cancer Centre


What is the latest?

Calgary Cancer Centre Breaks Ground: A major milestone was reached on November 3, 2017 with construction starting on the Calgary Cancer Centre. A ground breaking ceremony was held with special guests:

  • Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta
  • Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health
  • Sandra Jansen, Minister of Infrastructure
  • Dr. Francois Belanger, Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Alberta Health Services
  • Will Morlidge, Patient and Family Advisor
  • Staff, physicians, Patient & Family Advisors

For Will Morlidge, Calgary Cancer Centre Patient and Family Advisory, the groundbreaking was not only important, it was a way to honour his wife, past chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council. “My wife Rebecca was adamant in bringing the voice of patients and families to the cancer centre. This is something that I know is important to everyone involved in this project, and it’s important to me.” Watch Rebecca’s powerful digital story and hear what the Calgary Cancer Centre meant to her, in her words.

What is it?

The new Calgary Cancer Centre (CCC) will be a world-class health care facility and academic centre for the provision of cancer services in Southern Alberta. The CCC will be constructed at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) site on the current parking Lot 7. This location is best suited to integrate cancer care with current key programs and services at the FMC site. Construction of the CCC is planned to commence in 2017 with the new facility completed and operational in 2023.

Developed in Partnership with: Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Health, and Alberta Health Services.

What will it do?

The CCC will increase cancer care capacity in southern Alberta by consolidating and expanding existing services in the Calgary Zone to support integrated and comprehensive cancer care. As outlined in the Provincial Cancer Strategy and the Calgary Cancer Service Plan, the CCC is planned to meet clinical, academic and research needs as a full, comprehensive cancer facility. The CCC will support and deliver an interdisciplinary and integrated care philosophy which accommodates research, education and patient and family centered care, and improve patient outcomes.

The CCC is already into the initial planning stages. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall of 2017 and the centre is expected to open by 2023.

Updates and Further Information:

When will it happen?

  • Ground-breaking: Late 2017
  • Project construction: Late 2017 - 2023
  • Operational commissioning AHS: 2022-2023
  • Public opening (anticipated):2023