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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).

    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

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