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Perth & Area Community Office

10 Sunset Blvd
Perth, Ontario
K7H 2Y2
Phone: (613) 267-1058
Toll-free: 1 800 367-2913
Fax: (613) 267-4517

Hours of operation: Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Serving the communities of:
Perth Area, Lanark Village and Lanark Highlands.

How to find us:

  • News and announcements

    Hungry? Snow Road Snowmobile Club Set to Host Popular Breakfast on April 14 and 18

    If you've never been to a Snow Road Snowmobile Club breakfast, then you've got to try it out. Their popular breakfasts see hundreds of people coming out. This April 14, they'll host a breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and proceeds will go to the local Wheels of Hope Program. On April 28, their breakfast proceeds will go to Melanoma. 

    We're so grateful for their support and contribution in the fight against cancer!

    Their breakfasts take place at 1106 Gemmill's Road, Snow Road Station, Ontario


    Get Set for Dessert at the Lanark & District Civitan Club!

    The Lanark & District Civitan Club is set to host its 27th annual Dessert Night in Memory of Dorothy Paul. Set for Thursday, April 19, 2018, the popular event will see a showcase of drool-worthy desserts ready for you to purchase and bring home. All the proceeds go to the Perth and Lanark Canadian Cancer Society's Wheels of Hope Program, which provides transportation for local cancer patients to and from their appointments.

    Want to donate an auction or host a table? Please reach out to Freda at 613-267-2491.

    Tickets are $10 each and doors open at the Lanark & District Civitan Club at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets ahead of time (this is truly a popular event!), please call Shirley at 613-259-5610. Learn more about the Annual Dessert Night.

    See you there!


    Canadian Cancer Society Named 2019 Perth Polar Bear Plunge Recipient!

    If you've always wanted to jump in freezing-cold waters on New Year's Day, then now's your chance.

    The ever-popular Perth Polar Bear Plunge is set for January 1, 2019, and they've announced that proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society's Perth & Area Community Office's Wheels of Hope Program! That means we'll be raising funds to help provide transportation to local cancer patients to and from their appointments - including trips to Ottawa and Kingston!

    Funds are raised by intending plungers. We'll soon have an online pledge form system as well as hard copy pledge sheets.

    So, the question is: Who are you jumping for?

    Learn more about the Perth Polar Bear Plunge, which is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, Perth-Upon-Tay, Branch 244


  • Volunteer opportunities

    Be a Cancer fighter

    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!


    Tell us about your talents and the skills you would like to gain and we will match to you to an interesting volunteer position. Contact us at or call (613) 267-1058.

    Ongoing recruitment

    Residential Canvassers NEEDED - You can make an impact against cancer by giving just three hours of your time in the month of April, visiting your neighbours and collecting donations for the Canadian Cancer Society. If you would like to be a Residential Canvasser in April, please contact

    Daffodil Month - Volunteer Pin Sellers Needed

    In April, by volunteering just a few hours of your time to sell Daffodil Pins in support of our Daffodil Month campaign, you will be saving lives and helping people who are living with cancer.

    Office Help - Greet visitors / answer phones, enter data etc. Currently looking for Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon.

    Community Connectors - Community Representatives

    We are looking for volunteers to steward on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society in their community, cultivate personal, community and corporate relations, increase the Society’s visibility, promote programs and services, Participate in fundraising initiatives such as Community Partnerships as well as individual and corporate giving, identify key opportunities for the Society to connect with people through health fairs or community gatherings.

    Volunteer Drivers - We are looking for volunteer drivers to take clients to and from their cancer related treatments.

    Advocacy – write letters and make presentations to elected Government officials to promote healthy public policy.

    Prevention Volunteers – receive training to give presentations on preventing many different types of cancer.

    Peer Support Volunteers (caregivers and survivors at least 1 year beyond active treatment), especially the following cancers:  Lymphoma, Colon, Pancreatic, Liver, Brain, Osteosarcoma, Bone, Thyroid, Ovarian, Leukemia, Prostate, Malignant Melanoma

    • Coordinator – help inquire about places where the Society can do presentations and/or displays and coordinate the activities.
    • Display Volunteer – set up and man display booths as required.
    • Materials Distribution – monitor and stock brochures and information.

There are many other possibilities, so tell us about your time and talents!

Contact us at or call (613) 267-1058 *3655 or 1 800 367-2913.



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