Getting transportation to treatment
Sometimes simply getting to treatment can be difficult. If you can’t afford the cost of travel, if you are not physically well enough to use public transportation or if you feel uncomfortable facing travel alone, we can work with you to help find a solution.
Patients registered with the Canadian Cancer Society transportation service will be picked up and taken to their appointment by a volunteer driver. This is a shared-ride program that not only provides transportation but also offers a friendly, supportive environment along the way.
New patients who register with the Society’s transportation service will be required to pay a one-time $100 registration fee. Children 18 years old or under will not be charged. If you are unable to pay the full registration fee, you may be eligible for assistance through our compassionate program. For more information on the registration process, please read our FAQ.
In addition to the Frequently Asked Questions page, click here to view and print our transportation service fact sheet and the patient handout.
If a volunteer driver is not available or if it’s too far to travel using volunteer drivers, we may be able to help you access other public transportation options. There is no fee for this. If you live in a designated northern community, you may be eligible for a Government of Ontario Northern Health Travel Grants.
All of our transportation services are coordinated locally. To find out what’s available in your area, contact your local Canadian Cancer Society office, call us toll-free at 1-888-939-3333 or email us.
Want to help? Consider becoming a volunteer driver or making a donation to help us provide these important support services.
Looking for the Driver Information Centre? If you already are a volunteer driver, check out the Driver Information Centre to learn more about our reimbursement rates.