Finding support in Ontario

Cancer can be a life-altering experience, and coping can be stressful. Our support services are here to help you and your family from the time of diagnosis, during treatment and afterwards. Our services are provided by trained volunteers who draw upon their own cancer and caregiver experiences to offer encouragement, compassion and helpful information to adults.


One-to-one peer support

Connect by phone or in person to a cancer survivor or caregiver whose experience most closely resembles your own. Based on details that are important to you, such as type and stage of cancer, sex, treatment, side effects, age or family situation, you will be matched with a trained volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience.


Call 1-888-939-3333 or TTY 1-866-786-3934, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email peersupport@ontario.cancer.ca.


Support is free and available in English, French and many other languages through an interpreter service.

Support groups

Meet with adults who have cancer and caregivers for educational and informal group discussions facilitated by trained volunteers who are also living with cancer. Groups are community based – and some are specific to one type of cancer, while others may offer general support for people living with cancer.


To inquire about support groups in your community, call 1-888-939-3333.


Want to help? 
Consider becoming a peer support volunteer or making a donation to help us provide these important support services.