CCS is actively monitoring and responding to the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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During the COVID-19 outbreak, we remain available to help you with your cancer support needs. If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. You may also qualify for other nationwide or regional financial support programs.
Peer match program 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 program?
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.
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