SAGE and the Guidelines Resource Centre were developed by the Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer which concluded on March 31, 2013. For information about these resources, please contact

Cancer guidelines are a core strategy in cancer control because they systematically compile the best available evidence on specific health care options and provide a basis for consistent, high-quality cancer care that will lead to improved patient outcomes.

The Guidelines Resource Centre is targeted primarily to guideline developers and health care professionals involved in cancer control, but may also be of interest to cancer patients, the general public, health care administrators and decision-makers. Our goal is to promote the development of evidence-based cancer guidelines and their use across Canada.

This resource centre includes the Standards and Guidelines Evidence (SAGE) directory of cancer guidelines, as well as information and tools to facilitate and support guideline development, adaptation and implementation.

SAGE Directory of Cancer Guidelines

A comprehensive and searchable database of English-language cancer control guidelines from around the world that have been rated using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument, the current gold standard for appraising guideline reporting quality.

Guideline Development


Access reference materials and tools to support practice guideline development.

Guideline Adaptation

Access reference materials and tools to support guideline adaptation.


Use the AGREE II to guide high-quality guideline development or to appraise the quality of practice guidelines.

Training Events

Find training materials and presentations from past workshops and webinars related to cancer guideline development as well as links to external training events.


Last updated: May 21, 2013