2-1-1 is the telephone number of a call center that offers information and provides referrals to health and human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis. Services vary from community to community.
Examples of service referrals include:
- Health services and support
- Financial and social assistance
- Housing and utility help
- Food assistance and meal programs
- Senior services and home care
- Government program assistance
- Parenting and family programs
- Disability support services
- Volunteer organizations
- Newcomer services
- Mental health support
Population served: Canadians affected by cancer
Cancer View Canada connects Canadians to online services, information and resources for cancer control. It is an ever-evolving portal that brings together resources for cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.
Through its collaborative tools, Cancer View Canada also links people in the Canadian cancer community to each other.
Population served: Children with cancer and their families in Canada
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families by funding research and providing support and resources.
- Provides Family Support Kit with information and support for families of newly diagnosed children
- Provides post-secondary scholarships to childhood cancer survivors
- Offers a benevolent fund to assist with funeral expenses
- Provides support groups for parents and survivors
- Offers National Teen Network which allows diagnosed teens to get in touch with teen survivors who have experienced a similar type of cancer - parents can also speak to a teen or the teen's parents
- Offers national newsletters, eNews and Teleconference services
Population served: Canadian residents who have been diagnosed with cancer and are either attending or will be attending a university or college in Canada.
The mission is to provide scholarships for students who are cancer survivors attending college or university and who have demonstrated an ongoing volunteer commitment to causes that are important to them. The amount of the Scholarship for 2017/18 is $2,000. The deadline for the application for the 2017/18 academic year is June 9, 2017.
Population served: Young adults, ages 15-39, diagnosed with cancer or cancer survivors worldwide
The mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation, improving quality of life and providing meaningful survivorship.
- Provides a listing of financial aid and scholarships for cancer patients, cancer survivors, children of a cancer patient or survivor, students who lost a parent to cancer and students pursuing careers in cancer treatment