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Support Programs

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

After Active Treatment series

This education and support series, which addresses questions, concerns and resources for patients who are interested in learning how to move forward from active cancer treatment, is offered twice a year. For more information and to register, call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194.

Brain tumour support group

Every other month we break into two subgroups, one for patients and another for caregivers and loved ones. This allows members of each group to support each other around their unique challenges. Sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am to 11:00 am in the John Jambor Room on the 1st floor.

Children's group

Children's group sessions are offered throughout the year, with concurrent sessions for parents. For more information and to register, call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 or toll-free (in BC) 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194.

Chinese peer navigators

Peer navigators are cancer survivor volunteers who provide Chinese-speaking patients with conversational support, and help them find resources. For more information, call 604-877-6000 ext. 673063.

Chinese support group

This peer support and information sharing group, for Cantonese-speaking cancer patients and their supporters, is held on the second Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the John Jambor Room on the 1st floor.

Job hunting education session

For more information on this program, call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 or toll-free (in BC) 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194. Pre-registration is required.

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.

Memory & attention adaptation training

For more information on this program, call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 or toll-free (in BC) 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194. Pre-registration is required.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Learn how to use mindfulnes practices to reduce stress, improve mood and become an active participant in improving your health and well-being. For more information, call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 or toll-free (in BC) 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194.

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.

Return to work education sessions

For more information on these sessions, call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 or toll-free (in BC) 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194. Pre-registration is required.

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 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 or toll-free (in BC) 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194.

Wellness program (stress reduction toolkit)

Providing education, skills and practice in stress reduction, this program runs for 4 weekly seesions. For more information, call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 or toll-free (in BC) 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194. Pre-registration is required.

Women Living with Metastatic Cancer

This drop-in group is for women dealing with metastatic cancer. Sessions occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in Room 502 on the 5th floor.


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