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Support Programs

Get the information and support you need before treatment, during treatment and beyond.

Children's program

For children 5-12 years old who have a loved one with cancer. Arts-based program facilitated by an art therapist, nurse and counsellor. Pizza dinner provided! Children attend with their parents. Registration is required. The next session occurs November 15, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information and to register, please call 604-930-4000.

Look Good Feel Better

Run by trained volunteers, the Look Good Feel Better program offers sessions regularly. For more information and to register, call toll-free 1-800-914-5665, email or visit the Look Good Feel Better website.

Metastatic cancer group

A theme-focused support group for patients with a metastatic or incurable cancer diagnosis. For more information and to register, call 604-930-4000.

  • October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 30, & December 14 (10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Mindfulness Meditation

A 2-session introductory program to learn the skills to practice mindfulness meditation. This is a simple form of meditation which anchors you in the present moment and increases your inner peace. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call 604-930-4000.

  • 1st Group:  October 15 & 22 (9:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • 2nd Group:  November 19 & 26 (9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Online cancer chat group

Cancer Chat Canada offers online groups to patients and their family members. To register, call toll-free 1-844-725-2476. For more information, visit the Cancer Chat Canada website.

Online support for children and teens

Cancer in my Family is a website made specifically for children ages 6-12. They will be ‎taken on a journey to understand how cancer is affecting them.

Facts 4 Teens offers web resources for teens to help in understanding the facts and feelings related to having cancer.

Stress management program

A 4-session group for cancer patients and their family to learn techniques to enhance their ability to manage the stress of diagnosis and treatment. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call 604-930-4000.

  • 1st Group: October 2, 9, 16, 23 (10:00-11:30 am)
  • 2nd Group: October 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 (10:00-11:30 am)
  • 3rd Group: November 27, December 4, 11, 18 (10:00-11:30 am)

Vocational rehabilitation

We offer resource referral, information, advocacy assistance and counselling related to rehabilitation issues for patients and family members. For assessment or information about return to work programs, call 604-930-4000 or toll-free (within BC) 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672126.

To learn more about coping with cancer, click here.

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