Population served: Cancer patients and caregivers in Canada
Other language(s) : French, Spanish, Chinese, Punjabi. They also have fact sheets available in Cree, Hindi, Italian, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Urdu.Mission:
The eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer in Canada; is a national community-based organization of volunteers. Programs vary by location although cancer information and support services are available Canada-wide.
- Provides information about cancer and its treatment
- Limited, short-term assistance towards cancer-related transportation, at times through a volunteer driver program
- Limited, short-term assistance for accommodation expenses, and/or accommodation at a Canadian Cancer Society lodge
- In some provinces/territories, partnerships may be able to assist with access to symptom management drugs
- CancerConnection connects people living with cancer and caregivers with trained volunteers who offer encouragement and share ideas for coping – all from their unique perspective as someone who’s been there
- The online community, CancerConnection.ca, helps people who have cancer, cancer survivors and caregivers share their experiences and build supportive relationships
- Community Services Locator is a searchable database of over 4,000 cancer-related services and resources Canada-wide.
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: Anyone needing information on myeloma, including patients, caregivers and health professionals
Other language(s) : Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Portuguese, Korean, Polish, Greek, Hebrew, Czech, Arabic, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Afrikaans, Farsi, Armenian, HungarianMission:
To improve the quality of life of myeloma patients and their families.
- Offers disease and treatment information via toll free number and publications
- Makes referrals to support groups and hosts an on-line support group
- Offers seminars, workshops and webcasts
- IMF Advocacy group helps guide individuals to advocate for critical health issues that affect the myeloma community.
Population served: People with myeloma and their caregivers in Canada
Other language(s) : FrenchMission:
To provide education and support, raise awareness of myeloma and help to drive efforts toward improving access to clinical trials and new treatments
- Provides educational resources
- Offers support services to patients, families and caregivers
- Collaborates with regional and international patient groups, leading myeloma experts, hospitals, industry, research institutions, other cancer organizations and governments
- Offers national conferences, regional InfoSessions, scientific meetings
- Advocates to facilitate patient access to treatments
- Offers support groups for patients, caregivers/family including peer matching.