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Community and Online Resources

Finding Cancer Care Information, Community Resources, Support Programs and Other Services

There are a number of special programs and services available to help those living with cancer. Accessing these services can be an important part of your overall wellness and treatment plan. We have compiled a list of community and internet-based resources to help you get started. Resources include more information about cancer and its treatment, support groups, and help navigating financial support, transportation assistance and other wellness programs for those living with cancer.

Our social workers are available to connect you with additional community programs and support networks for those living with cancer. Please consider requesting a referral to meet with one of our social workers.

  • Canadian Cancer Society Information Service: This Cancer Information Service is a national, toll-free helpline available to cancer patients, caregivers, families and friends, the general public and health care professionals. Access an Information Specialist via the contact information provided on the website.
  • Cancer.Net: Information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Wellspring: Wellspring is made up of community-based support centres that offer a variety of free programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them.
  • Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto: Gilda's Club offers a range of programs designed to meet the emotional, social and practical needs of anyone affected by cancer and their families.

Telephone and online support programs

  • match.cancer.ca: Connect by phone with a Canadian Cancer Society trained peer-support volunteer.
  • CancerConnection.ca: An online community that helps people with cancer and their loved ones share their experiences and build supportive relationships.
  • CancerChat: Professionally-led online support groups for Canadians affected by cancer.
  • Coping with Cancer: Online information by professional experts in helping individuals with coping with cancer.