CCS is actively monitoring and responding to the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Getting transportation to treatment
We have suspended our Wheels of Hope service until further notice. We encourage clients to use their own personal network for travel if they can.
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).
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.
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