CCS is actively monitoring and responding to the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
We are suspending all resource room services until further notice.
Supportive Care in PEI aims to provide a holistic approach to all Islanders living with cancer. The program focuses on understanding an individual’s overall needs to determine how best the Society can support you on your cancer journey.
Staff and volunteers will:
- provide information on relevant resources to patients and families
- empower you to advocate for the services and supports you need
- advocate on your behalf, if needed
- in some cases, provide funding support with cancer-related expenses
When staff or volunteers of the Canadian Cancer Society in PEI first talk with you, they will learn more about your immediate needs or interests and the nature of any barriers encountered. They will help to connect you with appropriate resources and make a plan to address barriers, if needed. Recognizing that situations and needs are always changing, program staff and volunteers can be part of your cancer journey, planning regular contact with you as appropriate.
While we work to ensure those affected by a cancer diagnosis can access the resources best suited for them and that we do not duplicate government programs, financial support is available to some cancer patients.
Phone: 902 566-4007 or toll-free 1-866-566-4007
Additional information can be found in our Community Services Locator.
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