SUPPORT CANADIANS LIVING WITH CANCER
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
Support from someone who has ‘been there’
The Canadian Cancer Society’s peer support program is a telephone support service that matches cancer patients and their caregivers with specially trained volunteers.