About Cancer Chat Canada

Cancer Chat Canada runs professionally-led online support groups for Canadians affected by cancer, including patients, survivors and family members. Get support from the privacy and convenience of your home.

Cancer Chat Canada online support groups offer emotional support and a safe place to talk about personal topics. Support groups meet in an online "chat" room once a week for 90 minutes, for 10 to 12 weeks. All support group members log in at the same time and type to take part in the chat. All support groups are text-based and do not use voice or audio to meet.

Cancer Chat Canada is hosted by the de Souza Institute at University Health Network in Ontario since October 2015, and is run in collaboration with cancer centres across Canada. The program was originally developed by researchers and clinicians at the BC Cancer Agency, where the program was hosted from 2008 to 2015.


How to Register

Cancer Chat Canada is open to patients, survivors and family members across Canada. Register for Cancer Chat Canada by filling out the registration form (opens in new window) »

Visit the Cancer Chat Canada at De Souza Institute website to see upcoming support groups or for more information (opens in new window) »

Last reviewed: 1/25/2021
Last modified: 1/26/2021 5:20 AM