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Financial help

For more information on the resources listed below, contact your local Society office.

  • Medical Transportation Assistance Program (MTAP)

    This Newfoundland and Labrador government program is available to patients who have to travel to St John’s, NL, for medical appointments and treatment.
    For more information or to obtain a copy of the MTAP form:
    • call toll-free at 1-877-475-2412
    • download MTAP forms at NL government website

  • Patient and family support fund

    The Dr H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation program provides short-term financial assistance to people with cancer for treatment-related expenses. Eligibility is based on a demonstrated financial need, and an assessment by a social worker at the Dr H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre is required. For more information, call the social work department at the Dr H Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre at 709-777-7604.

  • Hope Air

    Hope Air is a national registered charity founded in 1986. This organization helps Canadians in financial need fly to medical treatments. For information on how you can apply for assistance, visit Hope Air.

  • Kids with Cancer Travel Fund

    This fund provides limited short-term financial assistance for accommodations, travel and meals for children and their family members when travelling for medical treatment. Assistance is based on a demonstrated financial need, and a financial assessment is required. For more information, call the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre at 709-777-4436 or 709-777-4668.

  • Canada Revenue Agency

    Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers tax deductions for some medical expenses that are not covered by insurance policies or other programs. Deductions and credits are also available for people with disabilities and their caregivers. For more information, call 1-800-959-8281 or visit CRA.

  • Employment and Social Development Canada

    Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) offers a variety of income security programs such as Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits, Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits, Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits and Guaranteed Income Supplement. For more information, call 1-800-622-6232 or visit ESDC.

  • Bay D'Espoir Local Cancer Benefit Group

    This local group provides financial support to cancer patients living in the Bay D’Espoir area. Call 709-538-3545 for more information.



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