Group Name: Canadian Cancer Society – Peer Support Program
Description: The Canadian Cancer Society’s peer support program offers support services that match cancer patients or their caregivers with a trained volunteer who understands what it is like to live with cancer. The service is free, accessible, confidential and responsive.
Support over the phone and in person: we search nationwide for volunteers who most closely resemble your cancer diagnosis and personal experiences.
One-to-one Peer Support
Connect by phone or in person to a cancer survivor or caregiver whose experience most closely resembles your own. Based on details that are important to you, such as type and stage of cancer, sex, treatment, side effects, age or family situation, you will be matched with a trained volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience.
Meet with adults who have cancer and caregivers for educational and informal group discussions facilitated by trained volunteers who are also living with cancer. Groups are community based – and some are specific to one type of cancer, while others may offer general support for people living with cancer.
Where: 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7
When: Call for more information. Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: 1-888-939-3333 | TTY 1-866-786-3934 | 1-800-263-6750 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cancer.ca