Geographic Areas Served: Saanichton

Camp Goodtimes

Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Local: (604) 675-7141
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7141
Fax: (604) 675-7124
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Canadian Cancer Society

Get trusted cancer information, locate community services, find help with travel & accommodations, borrow wigs & prosthesis, talk to someone who’s been there, adjust to life after treatment.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC and Yukon Division
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll Free: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Cancer Information Service

Available to cancer patients, caregivers or anyone who needs help understanding cancer and finding community services. Toll-free service accessible in multiple languages.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Family Caregivers of BC

We are a non-profit organization who assists family caregivers build skills, reduce stress and enhance their quality of life. We believe in the power of social networks and that no one needs to care alone.more info

Address / Contact Info
Family Caregivers Society of British Columbia
6-3318 Oak Street
, Victoria, BC, V8X 2S9
Tollfree: 1-877-520-3267
Victoria: (250) 384-0408
Fax: (250) 361-2660
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Home Health Monitoring for Heart Failure and COPD (Community Health Services)

Home Health Monitoring is free service offered to clients in their home. Besides measuring their blood pressure, pulse, weight and oxygen saturation, clients complete a daily care plan designed to help them better recognize and respond to their heart failure or COPD symptoms. The information is sent to a nurse who monitors and supports the client. Biometric reports and any medical concerns are communicated to the client’s family physician. Patients only need a definitive diagnosis and be symptomatic to qualify for referral. Palliative Care and Multi-morbidity coming soon.more info

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Island Health Community Health Services
South Island: : 1-888-533-2273
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Jean C Barber Lodge

Affordable accommodations located across from the BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
575 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C3
Phone: (604) 879-9131
Fax: (604) 675-7131
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Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC. We also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders. All of our services are free of charge, and you can reach us over the phone, in person, or through email.more info

Address / Contact Info
Provincial Health Services Authority
BC Children's Hospital, Mental Health Building #85, Room P3-302 - 4500 Oak Street
, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1
Toll-free: 1-800-665-1822
Phone: (604) 875-2084
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Peer Support

If you’re a resident of Canada, 18 years and older, who has been diagnosed with cancer, or you’re caring for someone with cancer, you can speak over the phone with a trained volunteer who has gone through a similar experience.

Our volunteers are specially trained cancer survivors or caregivers with a wide range of cancer experiences and life stories who can share insights and ideas for coping during your cancer experience.

You’ll have the chance to talk with a peer who will listen with empathy and respect. And you’ll have an opportunity to gain hope and encouragement by hearing someone else’s story. more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-888-939-3333
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Run to Quit

Run to Quit pairs the quitting expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room’s learn to walk or run 5km clinics. The program greatly increases a person’s chances of quitting smoking while raising their physical activity level.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Phone: 1-800-419-2906 ext. 264
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Travel Treatment Fund

Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7122
Local: (604) 675-7122
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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