For over 15 years, we’ve offered financial support to people affected by cancer in low-income households in order to help them with additional costs related to travelling to treatment centres. Thanks to the allowances we can offer them, they don’t have to worry about these costs and can focus on getting better.
The Jacques-Cantin Lodge is a living space that offers all the amenities necessary, with the warmth and comfort of a home, to people across Quebec who must travel to Montreal for their treatment. This home away from home allows them to meet and talk to people like themselves who are affected by cancer. An attentive team takes care of their well-being on a daily basis and lends them a sympathetic ear.
Cancer doesn’t stop, even during a pandemic. That’s why our Cancer Information Helpline is an essential service. It allows us to break people out of isolation, lend a sympathetic ear, and provide personalized information to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. Throughout the pandemic, our team has continued to answer questions on all types of cancer and made sure to take the time to talk with those who need it.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Cancer Society has been able to adapt to new financial constraints, all while being innovative as we attended to the needs of people affected by cancer. In particular, we have invested in the first clinical trial in the world that is testing a new treatment aimed at reducing symptoms and incidents of COVID-19 in people undergoing cancer treatment. Our Spark grants fund particularly innovative research projects that apply high-end technology to the fields of cancer prevention and early detection.