Oxford County Community Office
Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Serving the communities in Oxford County including:
Bright, Burgessville, Drumbo, Embro, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Sweaburg, Tavistock, Thamesford, Tillsonburg and Woodstock.
News and announcements
Each April, CCS celebrates Daffodil Month. It’s an opportunity for Canadians to support those who are currently fighting the disease, honour those who have lost their fight, fund world-class research and learn about cancer risk reduction. We are the largest national charitable funder of cancer research and childhood cancer research in Canada. In fact, the CCS has more impact, against more cancers, in more communities than any other charity in Canada.
Daffodil Month Activities include: Residential Canvassing, Point of Sale Coin Boxes, Street Sales, Workplace & School Campaigns.
If you would like to volunteer with our Residential Campaign in your area - please click here.
Street Sales will take place in:
WOODSTOCK (Food Basics, No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart East End, Giant Tiger, Sobeys, Zehrs) - Mar 30th - Apr 1st, Apr 20th - Apr 22nd & Apr 27th - 29th
INGERSOLL (Tremblett's Independent Grocers) - Apr 20th - Apr 22nd & Apr 27th - 29th
Relay For Life in Oxford County
Whether you are cheering on survivors, walking the track, passing the baton to your teammate or joining in exciting trackside activities, Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk – it’s a journey. Go the distance and join the thousands of Canadians making a difference funding vital support services and Canada's most promising cancer research.
OUR FIGHT FOR LIFE IN OXFORD COUNTY
The generosity of our donors allow us to continue fighting back against cancer in our community and across Ontario. You fund research that is saving lives.
- Over $785,000 was invested in 9 cancer research projects in SW Ontario, specifically at the University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor & the Lawson Research Institute.
- Through its funding of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group, we supported 21 clinical trials in SW Ontario at the London Regional Cancer Program & the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. These trials ensure that cancer patients in our community have access to the very best cancer care and can benefit from new research discoveries.
- Thanks to research, we been able to dramatically improve the 5-year survival rate from 25% in 1947 to over 60% today.
You support Ontarians through their cancer journey:
- Cancer Information Service provided answers to questions about all types of cancer and many other cancer-related topics to over 210 local people through our confidential, toll-free line @ 1-888-939-3333 in 2014. Information is also available online 24/7 at www.cancer.ca
- CancerConnection.ca provides 24/7 support from an online community of people living with cancer and their family and friends. More than 8,500 patients, caregivers, survivors and their families connected last year.
- Smokers’ Helpline offered support, advice and information to people about quitting tobacco use in 2014. Toll-free 1-877-513-5333 or www.smokershelpline.ca
- Brochures and Booklets on prevention, treatment and support are available for download from cancer.ca/publications or can be ordered through our toll-free number.
- Community Services Locator is a searchable directory of over 4,000 cancer-related services across Canada. cancer.ca/csl. For example in Oxford County, prosthetics are available at no charge.
- Cancer.ca offers up-to-date and credible information about many types of cancer and cancer-related information from prevention to end-of-life issues.
Consider becoming a Cancer Fighter by hosting your own fundraiser. You pick the fundraiser - Golf Tournament, sporting event, head shaving/hair cutting, concert, bake sale or your own creative idea - we'll help you make it happen! Contact our Community Office at 519-537-5592 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit www.cancer.ca/fundraise to get started.
With your support we help residents of Oxford counties throughout their cancer journey. Volunteering with the Society is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteers are critical to our accomplishments and we wouldn't be able to support, inform and empower those touched by cancer without you.
When you join our nationwide team, you have the combined strength of volunteers from across the country standing behind you to help you make a difference in someone's life. Together we are much stronger than any of us are alone. Come and join the fight against cancer by volunteering with us! We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles (training is provided for all roles):
Volunteer Drivers - Wheels Of Hope Program
The road to recovery needs more drivers … with the kindness and support of volunteer drivers, cancer patients only need to worry about getting better and beating cancer for good. As a volunteer driver, you’ll pick patients up from their home and take them to their attending hospital or regional cancer centre. You’ll be there to offer friendly support and kindness at a time when they need it the most. And when their treatment is done, you'll make sure they get home. You can drive as suits your schedule, from Monday to Friday. Training, support and mileage reimbursement is provided. Daytime availability is required.
Public Issue Advocates
We are looking for volunteers to connect with our local government officials (MP, MPP, Mayor/Reeve/Warden) to advocate for healthy policy development, to help implement policies and bills that will alleviate some of the hazards that may have a direct correlation to a cancer diagnosis. In this role, the activities involve: phone calls, meetings, emails, letter writing, networking, attending candidate debates. Daytime availability is required.
Our volunteers help educate our community on how they can prevent cancer from occurring through simple lifestyle changes. Activities can include working displays at attending health shows, fairs, information nights etc., as well as giving presentations to community service groups, workplaces and schools. Day time, as well as periodic weekend availability required.
To find out more about any of these volunteer opportunities please contact us at: 519-537-5592 or 1-877-577-7797 or email@example.com.
You can also fill out the Volunteer Application Form online!
CommitteesRelay For Life Committee Members - if you want to make a difference in the fight against cancer and help those in your community living with cancer, consider joining the Relay For Life Committee in Tillsonburg or Woodstock. Whether it's the planning stages, set-up, event day or clean-up...an hour a week or an hour a month, we have a number of areas we could use your help! For more information, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-537-5592.
Cool Runnings Trail Race - volunteers are needed to assist with marshalling, parking, registration, food and set-up/clean-up. If you are interested in volunteering for this fun fall event, call or email our office at 519-537-5592 or email@example.com
Sign up for Volunteer opportunities online, any time at: http://vhub.at/OxfordCounty
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