Canadian Cancer Society office in Grande Prairie closes

03 May 2017

Grande Prairie -

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) closed its physical office space in Grande Prairie on May 2, 2017. The office is closing due to changes in the way people are accessing cancer information and support – however, cancer patients, their caregivers and families will continue to have full access to CCS support services.

“Closing the Grande Prairie office was a difficult decision, but we know that fewer people have been engaging with CCS in our physical office spaces in Grande Prairie, and in other regional offices in Alberta for the past few years,” says Chelsea Draeger, Executive Director for the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division.

“In recent years, online and electronic interactions with CCS have continued to grow and people visiting our physical locations have declined significantly. Because of this, the financially responsible thing to do is close our physical space and redirect that investment to furthering our life-saving mission work: cancer prevention, research and support.”

The CCS commitment to you

While CCS’s physical office space in Grande Prairie is closing, its commitment to the community is not changing.

“People living in Grande Prairie and the surrounding area can rest assured that people affected by cancer will continue to have full access to all of the Society’s support services,” says Draeger.

The following CCS support services are available to all people with cancer in Grande Prairie and the surrounding area:

  • For up-to-date and trusted cancer information, call our Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-888-939-3333.
  • For comforting peer support, visit our trusted online support community at cancerconnection.ca.
  • Request a wig from our Wig Lending Program by calling toll-free at 1-800-661-2262.
“We’re so thankful for the Grande Prairie community’s unwavering support over the years, and for their understanding as we close our physical doors in their community,” says Draeger.

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers and staff whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. Make your gift today at cancer.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Rosie Hales

Communications Specialist

Canadian Cancer Society

National office

Phone: 416 934-5338