Many organizations can provide support to you and your family. Visit the Patient & Family Library, located on the main floor of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, to find out about them. You can browse our resource collection in person or online or ask a library staff member for help.
Canadian Cancer Society Community Services Locator
The Canadian Cancer Society’s community services locator helps you find the services and programs you need in your community. Over 4,000 cancer-related services are listed, including:
- emotional support programs
- how to get to your cancer treatment
- where to find a wig or prosthesis
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Wheels of Hope - Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers
If you are getting treatment at Princess Margaret, you can get transportation to and from your cancer-related appointments. There is an annual fee for this service. Service may be limited based on driver availability. The service can also be arranged if you live out-of-town.
A telephone with a direct line to the transportation office of the Canadian Cancer Society is located at the Information Desk on the Main Floor across from the Murray Street entrance. This phone line is to let drivers know that you are ready for pick-up from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Contact an Information Specialist to learn more about this program in your area: 1-888-939-3333
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Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto is a place where men, women, teens and children with cancer – along with family and friends – can join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Gilda’s Club also welcomes long-term cancer survivors and those who have lost someone to cancer. Free of charge, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social activities in a non-residential, home-like setting. The Gilda’s Club philosophy is based on the belief that a diagnosis of cancer affects the whole family, as well as friends, and that no one should have to face cancer alone.
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto
24 Cecil Street, Toronto, Ontario (a roughly 10 minute walk from Princess Margaret)
416 214 9898
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Outside of Toronto, please call 1 800 445 3248 (1 800 GILDA 4 U)
Wellspring is an innovative network of centres providing high-quality cancer support, education and coping skills to a growing number of individuals, family members and professional caregivers in Canada. Wellspring programs are free of charge and open to individuals and caregivers who are coping with any type of cancer, at any stage. They include individual and group support, coping skills, expressive therapies, energy work, and educational workshops and presentations and are housed at warm, non-institutional Wellspring centres.
Wellspring Cancer Support Network
1 877 499 9904
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