Getting to and from appointments
The Freemasons Cancer Car Program is suspended until further notice. CCS is working with the Program to monitor COVID risk and will relaunch once it is safe to do so. Until then, we encourage clients to use their own personal network for travel if they can.
- Cancer patients who are seniors can call 211 for assistance from Better at Home, which is authorized to provide transportation services.
Freemasons’ Cancer Car Program
In partnership with the Freemasons of British Columbia and Yukon, we operate the Freemasons’ Cancer Car Program across BC. Volunteer drivers give people with cancer rides to and from their appointments. A driver can pick you up at home and take you to a treatment centre and back again. If you are coming from out of town for treatment, they can also pick you up from the airport, ferry terminal or bus station and take you to one of our lodges or other places to stay near the cancer clinic.
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.
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.
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 Form and Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) form to the Canadian Cancer Society by:
MAIL: Travel Treatment Fund
c/o Canadian Cancer Society
330 Strathcona Ave,
Kelowna BC, V1Y 5K7
Phone: 1 888 939 3333
Fax: 1 888 675 6507
Important Note about Mail – There may be a significant delay in processing applications sent by mail.
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.