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Finding support groups

Support groups are a good place to get information and learn from others. You may also feel less alone. You may prefer individual counselling or one-to-one peer support. We also offer the following options:

  • Peer support

    The Canadian Cancer Society offers our one-to-one Peer Support Service for caregivers, family and friends. Our trained volunteers have been there. They have either had cancer themselves or have cared for someone with cancer. Learn more.

  • Online support community

    We also offer an online support community for people living with cancer and their caregivers. Visit CancerConnection.ca to learn more.

  • Support resources in your community

    We can also help you find support resources right in your community. Call us toll-free at 1-888-939-3333 or use our online community services locator for help finding services in or near your community.

  • Interested in starting a support group?

    If you are interested in starting a cancer support group, the Canadian Cancer Society can help. We can offer one- or two-day workshops to help guide you on best practices on running a support group.

    Contact us at 1-888-939-3333.

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Stories

Now I know that I will help someone with cancer even after I’m gone. It’s a footprint I want to leave behind me.

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Facing the financial burden of cancer

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The Canadian Cancer Society provides helpful information about government income programs, financial resources and other resources available to families struggling to make sense of the personal financial burden they face.

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