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Getting transportation to treatment

We have suspended our Wheels of Hope service but will relaunch it, with revisions due to COVID-19, when it is safe to do so. Until then, we encourage clients to use their own personal network for travel if they can.

We understand getting to treatment can be difficult, especially if you are also dealing with physical or financial challenges or if the treatment centre is far from home. At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), we offer transportation support for those who are currently attending cancer treatments.

If you need help, we can work with you to find the best options for you. For more information, please contact the Wheels of Hope program at 1-800-263-6750.

VOLUNTEER DRIVER PROGRAM

Our volunteer-provided driving program is a ride-sharing service providing transportation to cancer appointments. These trained volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals who give of their time to help get you to your treatment.

Where available, we strive to provide safe and reliable transportation for people who are currently receiving treatment at approved cancer treatment facilities.

TRAVEL TREATMENT FUND

The Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) Travel Treatment Fund may be able to offset some of your travel costs. A financial assessment is required for this program and can be applied for annually while still receiving treatment.

To see if you qualify for this assistance please contact us at 1-800-263-6750.

Applications for this program include a fully completed the Application form including the section to be filled out by a healthcare professional and the Direct Deposit Consent with a copy of a "VOID" cheque. To avoid delay please ensure the application is complete and all the required documentation is provided.  Please forward your Travel Treatment Fund application and Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) form to the Canadian Cancer Society by:

FAX: 1-866-263-6757
EMAIL: transportation@cancer.ca

Important Note about Email: transportation@cancer.ca is not a protected address. If you are not comfortable with this method of sending your personal TTF application and accompanying documents, please opt to send your information by mail or fax instead.

MAIL: Travel Treatment Fund
c/o Canadian Cancer Society

200-325 Manning Rd NE,
Calgary AB, T2E 2P5
Phone: 1 800 263 6750
Fax: 1 866 263 6757
E-mail: transportation@cancer.ca

Important Note about Mail – There may be a significant delay in processing applications sent by mail.

OTHER RESOURCES

We can help find you the support you need. If you have questions about our programs or other services that may be available in your area, please call our Cancer Information Helpline at 1-888-939-3333 or search our Community Services Locator for more information about what’s available in your community.

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