Supportive Care Icon Use this webpage as a quick reference if you need extra support. These resources are available to anyone in the Cancer Program including patients, caregivers and staff unless noted otherwise.

Note: The resources on this page are not intended to help in an urgent or crisis situation. If the health or safety of you or someone else is at risk, call 911 and/or seek medical attention right away. If you need urgent help from UHN security, call 416 340 4111 (or dial ext. 5555 from a hospital phone). ​

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Care & Connect Program (formerly Healing Beyond the Body)

The Princess Margaret Cancer Program has a trained team of volunteers who work directly with cancer patients and their supporters as part of the Care & Connect program. Care & Connect volunteers offer emotional support and participate in friendly conversations. Care & Connect volunteers can answer your questions, connect you with services, help with practical problems and prepare you for upcoming appointments. You can connect to a Care & Connect volunteer for a phone or video chat, Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Call 416 946 4501 ext. 3311 or email for more information.​

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I want to Speak to a Health Professional or Team

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Psychosocial Oncology Clinic

Your team at the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic includes social workers, music therapists (inpatient unit only), psychologists and psychiatrists. You must be a patient of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to be referred to Psychosocial Oncology.

To see a psychiatrist or psychologist, you need a referral from your oncologist (cancer doctor).

To see a social worker, you can self-refer by calling 416 946 4525, or you can ask your health care team to refer you.

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Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA)

The AYA Program provides personalized, supportive care related to concerns common to young adults ages 39 or younger at Princess Margaret. These concerns include fertility, sexual health, school and work concerns, peer support, and wellness. The AYA program can identify your individual needs, provide education and support, link you to other community and hospital services, and help you connect to other patients. Contact or self-refer to the AYA Program for more information.

Call 946 4501 ext 5579 or email for more information.

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Cancer Rehab and Survivorship (CRS)

The Cancer Rehab and Survivorship program provides many services to address the many side effects of cancer. The goal of these services is to improve your function and health and to help people get back to their life roles and activities. The CRS program can help manage cancer side effects, improve your health and quality of life, and get better with help from a large rehab team.

To get referred to CRS, please ask any doctor caring for you to fax a CRS referral form to 416 946 4549.

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Caregiver Clinic

If you are caring for someone getting cancer care at the Princess Margaret and you are in need of extra support, ask a Princess Margaret health care provider for a referral to the Caregiver Clinic.

Call 416 946 4525 or email for more information.

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Individual Relaxation Therapy

Many people feel anxious and stressed when they are going through cancer treatment. Sometimes, this stress can interfere with your daily life. if you are having trouble with stress, you may benefit.

To get referred, ask your health care team for a referral to occupational therapy for relaxation therapy.

For more information, contact Catherine Dirks at 416 946 4501 ext. 5580 or

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Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM) Therapy

CALM is a free talk therapy for patients with metastatic or advanced cancer. Trained therapists can help you manage your distress, discuss your cancer-related problems and plan for the future.

To get referred, ask your health care team for a referral to the Department of Supportive Care that has 'CALM Therapy' written on the referral form.

You can self-refer to this program. For more information or to book an appointment, call 416 946 4525.

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Older Adults with Cancer Clinic

The clinical team at Older Adults with Cancer Clinic (OACC) identifies the unique needs of older people with cancer. The goal of the OACC clinical team is to help you maintain function, independence and quality of life as much as possible before, during or after treatment.

If you are receiving cancer care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre or Mount Sinai Hospital, you can get referred to the Older Adults with Cancer Clinic. You need a referral from your physician (family doctor or specialist).

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Palliative Care Clinic

Your team at the Palliative Care Clinic focuses on pain and symptom control as well as the emotional, spiritual, social and practical needs of patients and their families.

Palliative care support is available to patients at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Ask a member of your Princess Margaret health care team to refer you to the clinic.

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Sexual and Gender Diversity in Cancer Care Program (SGDc)

The SGDc Program strives to improve the cancer care experience by making care more welcoming, inclusive and affirming, and to ultimately reduce healthcare disparities. The SGDc Program can Provide you with cancer information specific to 2SLGBTQIA+ patients, caregivers and chosen families, connect you with supports and services tailored to your needs, and liaise or consult with staff about inclusive care practices and barriers to care.

Contact the Sexual and Gender Diversity in Cancer Care Program for more information. Call 416 946 4501 ext.4728 or email for more information.

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Sexual Health Clinic

Your team at the Sexual Health Clinic (SHC) focuses on cancer-related sexual health concerns to help cancer patients/couples in re-establishing optimal sexual function, intimacy, and satisfaction.

The SHC is available to patients at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Ask a member of your Princess Margaret health care team to refer you to the clinic.

F​or more information, please contact the SHC at or call 416-946-4501 Ext.2598.

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Spiritual Care

Spirituality can help you maintain your health and cope with difficult experiences. It can help you find meaning, value and connection. You do not have to be religious to benefit from spiritual care.

For more information about Spiritual Care services, call 416 597 3014.​

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​​​I need Transportation Assistance

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Reduced Cost Transportation for People Who Are 55 Years of Age or Older and People with Immune Compromised Status
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I am looking for Support in the Community

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Support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Patients and Community Members
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Support for Sexual and Gender Diverse Patients and Community Members
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Support for Caregivers

For more services for patients and families, visit the Services and Supports webpage. ​

Last reviewed: 7/3/2024
Last modified: 7/4/2024 7:17 AM
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