You are here: 
A-|A|A+

Getting transportation to treatment

In Manitoba, sometimes simply getting to treatment can be a difficult task, especially if you are also dealing with physical or financial challenges or if the treatment centre is far from home. The Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope program strives to provide access to safe and reliable transportation for people who are receiving active treatment at approved cancer treatment facilities.

If you need help getting to your cancer-related care in Winnipeg or Brandon, we can work with you to find the best way to get you there.
For more information about how to arrange for a ride, contact the Wheels of Hope program by calling 1-800-263-6750 (toll free).

Other resources

We can help you find the support you need. Search our Community Services Locator for more information about what’s available in your community.

The driving force of the Canadian Cancer Society

The transportation service provides about 30,000 subsidized rides annually in more than 50 communities throughout Manitoba. Every single ride is provided by a Manitoban who has volunteered their time. These volunteers clocked a whopping 750,000 kilometres on Manitoba roads last year alone!

Unprecedented demand for this vital service has increased our costs by $80,000 more than what was anticipated. Consider a one-time gift to help put the transportation service back on a secure financial footing. Donate now.

“They were my angels. When I was at my lowest, they were there to help me. It took a burden off our shoulders and was one less thing that my family had to worry about.”

– a 34-year-old cancer survivor and Winnipeg transportation service client

The transportation service would not be possible without community-minded organizations like the Free Masons of Manitoba and all of our volunteer drivers.

Volunteers needed

We are always looking for volunteers to help make this essential service possible. There is a low time commitment – and it’s your chance to make a real difference in the fight against cancer! Call 1-888-532-6982 for details.

Victor Morello - volunteer driver

Victor Morello, volunteer driver

  • Who is eligible for our transportation service?

    Any Manitoban who is:

    • living within one of our service areas 
    • receiving cancer-related treatment 
    • ambulatory (able to walk unassisted to and from an automobile) 
    • not using oxygen 
  • Canadian Cancer Society Transportation Service – communities served

    If you do not see your community listed below and reside in south-west Manitoba, you may also inquire with South Central Cancer Resource to see if they service your area.

    Ashern

    Gimli

    Miniota

    St Andrews

    Beausejour

    Glenboro

    Newdale

    Ste Anne

    Binscarth

    Hamiota

    Oakburn

    Steinbach

    Birds Hill

    Inglis

    Oak Lake

    Stonewall

    Boissevain

    Kenton

    Onanole

    Stoney Mountain

    Brandon

    Killarney

    Pinawa

    Strathclair

    Carberry

    Lac du Bonnet

    Rivers

    Swan River

    Dauphin

    Landmark

    Rossburn

    Swan Valley

    Elkhorn

    Lockport

    Russell

    Teulon

    Erickson

    Lorrette

    Sandy Lake

    Virden

    Eriksdale

    Lundar

    Selkirk

    Whitemouth

    Flin Flon

    Melita

    Shoal Lake

    Winnipeg


    Souris

    Winnipeg Beach




  • How do I sign up?
    Register by phone

    Toll-free: 1-800-263-6750

A-|A|A+

Stories

Dr Senthil Muthuswamy Pancreatic tumours in a dish

Read more

How can you stop cancer before it starts?

It's My Life! icon

Discover how 16 factors affect your cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool – It’s My Life! Presented in partnership with Desjardins.

Learn more