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).
I want to
Connect with a Peer
Healing Beyond the Body (HBB) Program
The Princess Margaret Cancer Program has a trained team of volunteers who work directly with cancer patients and their supporters as part of the
Healing Beyond the Body program. HBB volunteers offer emotional support and participate in friendly conversations. HBB volunteers can answer your questions, connect you with services, help with practical problems, and prepare you for upcoming appointments. You can connect to a HBB volunteer for a phone or video chat, Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Call 416 946 4501 ext. 3311 or email
email@example.com for more information.
I want to
Speak to a Health Professional or Team
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
Call 416 946 4525 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
General Transportation Assistance
Reduced Cost Transportation for People Who Are 55 Years of Age or Older and People with Immune Compromised Status
I have questions about
Financial Assistance Programs
Financial Assistance Programs
Support for Anyone Going Through Cancer and Their Family
Support for Teens and Young Adults
For more services for patients and families, visit the
Specialized Program Services webpage.