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How we can help

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, you’ll have many questions and concerns. We’re here to help. We offer support and information for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers.

Fear, anxiety, helplessness, anger – these are feelings people can have when faced with a cancer diagnosis. But knowledge and support are power. Our services are free or low cost and confidential, and many are available in multiple languages.

Cancer Information Service

Available to cancer patients, caregivers or anyone who needs help understanding cancer and finding community services. Toll-free service accessible in multiple languages.

 

CancerConnection

CancerConnection matches patients or caregivers with a trained volunteer with a similar cancer experience.

 

CancerConnection.ca

CancerConnection.ca is an online community for patients and caregivers to share experiences and find support. Available 24hours a day.

 

Accommodation

We operate affordable lodges across the province, offering 24-hour support on premises from caring volunteers and staff and a host of amenities. 


Transportation Program

If you have cancer and you don’t have transportation, a volunteer driver may be able to pick you up and take you to your appointments. Available in some locations.


Camp Goodtimes

Camp Goodtimes provides a unique summer recreation experience for children and teens with cancer and their families. 


Financial Support Program 

Limited, short-term assistance towards cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses. Based on eligibility criteria.


Wig Lending Program & Breast Prostheses

The wig and breast prosthesis banks provide a wide range of headwear, permanent prostheses and clothing to cancer patients at no cost.

If you are looking for other services in your community search our Community Services Locator or contact the Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 or email info@cis.cancer.ca.

Look Good Feel Better workshops

Look Good Feel Better workshops help women manage the effects that cancer and cancer treatments have on their appearance. Free tools and training are provided and are designed to empower women to look and feel a little more like themselves, boosting confidence and morale.

What happens at these workshops? For 2 hours, a small group of women gather with industry-trained experts who take them through the program’s signature steps for hygiene, sun protection, nail care, skin care and hair alternatives.

These volunteers, who donate their time and expertise, understand the changes that cancer, radiation and chemotherapy can have on a woman’s appearance. Participants take home a complimentary kit of cosmetics and personal care products donated by member companies of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation.

Vancouver
Service is available by appointment.

Kelowna
These fun workshops are held 3 times per month in Kelowna on the first and third Tuesday evening of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the second Wednesday afternoon of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

For more information or to register for the workshop, call the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge in Kelowna at 250-712-2203 or visit our website www.lookgoodfeelbetter.ca.