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Talk to someone who's been there

  

Peer support is a free and confidential telephone-based service for adults 18 years and older who have been diagnosed with cancer or who are caring for someone with cancer. 

What can I expect from this service?

You'll have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a trained volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience. Volunteers listen, offer encouragement and share ideas for coping. While volunteers are trained to provide support, they are not mental health professionals, and our program is not a counselling service.

People who have used peer support in the past have told us that they felt less anxious, more hopeful and better able to cope after speaking with their volunteer.

I’m interested – what happens next?

To start, click on the link below. Registration is quick and easy, and you can select a volunteer based on the things you’d like to have in common.

Get started – register online

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