Canadian Cancer Society

Facing cancer is often a life-changing event. The Canadian Cancer Society does everything we can to help people with cancer be informed and feel supported by providing trusted information and compassionate support.

Informational Support:

  • cancer.ca: A go-to spot for cancer information and support services.
  • 1 888 939-3333: A toll free line where anyone can ask any question about cancer from prevention and understanding their diagnosis to finding services in their local communities (e.g. wig/prostheses, transportation, support groups, etc.). Interpretation available for over 100 languages.
  • Community Service Locator: Search for resources by postal code.

Practical Support:

  • Financial help for travel & treatment: Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.
  • Affordable accommodations: Lodges in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George offer 24-hour support from caring volunteers and staff, providing a home away from home during cancer treatment.
  • Wigs & Prosthesis: Borrow wigs and breast prostheses for free from across the province.

Emotional Support:

  • Talking to someone who’s been there: CancerConnection and New Normal connect patients, caregivers and survivors with highly trained volunteers for peer support over the phone.
  • CancerConnection.ca: A moderated online community to share experiences and find support 24 hours a day.

The easiest and most reliable way to connect patients and caregivers with cancer resources is to fill out the form atcancer.ca/patientrequest.  

Run to Quit - Smoking Cessation Program – Click on runtoquit.com to get started.

Run to Quit is an effective program that coaches tobacco users on how to get active AND quit smoking.  Participants are supported by a Quit Coach through a gradual 10-week Learn-to-Run clinic in combination with evidence-based smoking cessation strategies.  The program is suitable for non-runners and people with any fitness level.

Run to Quit is offered in three formats:

·     Do It Yourself: Online program available anytime, anywhere

·    In-person: Training program at select Running Room locations in Spring 2017

·    Virtual: Online training program available in Winter and Spring. The next Virtual program starts in January 2017!

Run to Quit participants are 7x more likely to successfully quit smoking than those who try to quit cold turkey. 

Address / Contact Info

BC and Yukon Division
565 W 10th Ave Vancouver, BCV5Z 4J4

Phone Numbers

Cancer Information Service : 1-888-939-3333
Division Office : (604) 872-4400
Fax : (604) 872-4113

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Other Programs from This Organization

Camp Goodtimes Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.
Cancer Connection Peer support for people with cancer and their caregivers.
Cancer Information Service Available to cancer patients, caregivers or anyone who needs help understanding cancer and finding community services. Toll-free service accessible in multiple languages.
Jean C Barber Lodge Affordable accommodations located across from the BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.
New Normal Adjust to life after breast or colorectal cancer.
Travel Treatment Fund Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.
Wig & Breast Prosthesis Banks Offering a wide range of donated wigs, headwear, permanent prostheses, and bras to cancer patients throughout BC who have undergone surgery and cannot afford the cost of a wig or prosthesis.

This program was last updated on 04 Jan 2017.

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