Population served: Patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals
The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (CBMTG) is a member-led, national, multidisciplinary organization providing leadership and promoting excellence in patient care, research and education in the field of blood and marrow transplant.
Mission: The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group is the voice of experts working in the field of blood and marrow transplant.
Population served: Patients and survivors
Other language(s) : FrenchMission:
- To promote health by conducting educational activities for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors on the physical and financial impacts, and other relevant topics, associated with managing cancer.
- To promote health by providing individuals living with and survivors of cancer, and their caregivers, with access to related counselling, information, or support group programs.
- To advance education by organizing and participating in conferences and speaking engagements to the public on topics related to cancer.
- To advance education by conducting research on cancer patients’ and survivors’ physical, emotional, and financial well-being and disseminating the results of the research to the public.
Since 2007, Cancer Chat has been providing free and professional-led online support groups for Canadians affected by cancer, including patients, survivors and family members.
Cancer Chat groups are open to patients living anywhere in Canada who are undergoing cancer treatment or living with cancer related challenges after treatment. Groups are also available for family members or friends caring for someone with cancer. These groups meet once a week for 90 minutes, for about 10 to 12 weeks, in a live "chat" room on the Internet.
Population served: People affected by cancer in the U.S.
Other language(s) : SpanishMission:
To provide support, education and hope to people affected by cancer; to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
- Offers support through a network of more than 50 local affiliates and 100 satellite locations
- The Living Room - an online support community where you can connect with others 24/7
- Cancer Discussion Boards are an online resource available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cover a variety of topics. Receive advice, support and offer tips to other people going through similar cancer experiences.
- Personal Webpage - create a private, personal webpage to help keep family and friends involved and informed. Blog, post photos or videos, and share your calendar with the people who are close to you; they can send comments and offer support or respond to your request for help as well.
- Group Loop – an online community designed to address the needs of teens (13-19) touched by cancer to connect to find support, education and hope while dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
- Frankly Speaking About Cancer – Offers workshops, publications and digital content
- Cancer Transition – an evidence-based programs for cancer survivors who have completed their treatment (in partnership with LIVESTRONG)
- Open to Options – helps patients identify important questions about treatment options based upon personal needs.
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: Jewish children (infancy through age 21) worldwide, diagnosed with a life-threatening illness as well as those who have serious chronic or genetic conditions
Chai Lifeline meets the nonmedical needs of seriously ill children, their families and communities. Its mission is to enhance lives through programs and services.
- Offers Camp Simcha - a sleep-away camp for children with cancer and other hematological illnesses
- Offers Camp Simcha Special - designed to meet the medical and social needs of children with more than 60 diagnoses
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: Patient and survivor of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).
Other language(s) : FrenchMission:
Advocate and provide education to improve access to health care that will extend the lives of Canadians affected by Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL).
Population served: Cancer patients worldwide
Vital Options International is a cancer communication, support and advocacy organization with a mission to facilitate a global cancer dialogue.
- Provides The Group Room, a weekly cancer talk show, via radio and Internet, in which patients worldwide may participate
- Offers website in French and German
- Provides podcasts, resource links and treatment center listings specifically for young adults
Population served: Canadians in their teens, 20's and 30's with cancer
Young Adult Cancer Canada's mission is to build a community of young adults diagnosed with cancer that provides information, support, skills and opportunity.