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Getting financial help in Prince Edward Island

The Canadian Cancer Society in PEI aims to provide a holistic approach to all Islanders living with cancer. In some cases, funding support is available through this program to assist with cancer related expenses.

The financial component provides $500 for cancer related expenses to approved clients.  Our support services team may be able to direct you to other resources (i.e. for prostheses or wigs) so these funds can be directed to your area of greatest need.

Eligibility for financial support

You may be eligible for financial support if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with cancer
  • Have lived in PEI for a minimum of three (3) months
  • Are not receiving Social Assistance
  • Have a total taxable income of less than $28, 000 (as an independent person) or $33, 500 (as a couple)

Note: $2000 can be added to the income figure for each dependent child 18 years or younger or adult child with a disability.

For more information:

Phone: 902 566-4007 or toll free 1-866-566-4007

Email: info@pei.cancer.ca

  • To apply for financial support

    1. Complete the Information & Support Referral Form.

    2. Have a member of your care team fill out and sign the diagnosis information at the bottom of the form.

    3. Attach last year’s Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If you do not have your Notice of Assessment, call CRA at 1-800-959-8281 and ask them to send a copy to you.

    4. Submit the above information by mail or fax to:

    Canadian Cancer Society, PEI

    1 Rochford St., Suite 1

    Charlottetown, PE

    C1A 9L2

    Fax: 902-628-8281

    Note: If there has been a change in your household income since you last filed income tax, we will need proof of this change to consider your current income. Please send us your last Notice of Assessment, as well as proof of your current income, such as a pay stub or statement from Employment Insurance and/or Canada Pension Plan.

    A volunteer review team will assess your application and supporting information. The team will send you a letter advising you of its assessment and whether you have been approved.

    Information about other community and government programs which provide financial help can be found in our Community Services Locator.

    Did you know you may claim medical expenses on your income tax?
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