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Support Programs

We offer several support programs at the Vancouver Centre.

Monthly calendar

    January 2018

    February 2018


Program descriptions

We have professionally trained counsellors who specialize in cancer care. We counsel patients, couples and family groups during cancer treatment and beyond. We also lead support programs. Our centre also has a Chinese speaking counsellor. 

  • Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 672194
  • Toll free: 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194 
  • Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This program includes vocational assessment, resource referral, information, advocacy assistance and counselling related to rehabilitation issues for patients and family members. 

  • Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 672194
  • Toll free: 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194 
  • Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Peer navigators are cancer survivor volunteers who provide Chinese-speaking patients with conversational support, and help them find resources. 

  • Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 673063

Complimentary wig service is provided through the Jean C. Barber Lodge

  • 565 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4
  • Phone: 604-872-4400

Head coverings are available in the following locations inside the Vancouver Centre:

  • Cancer Information Centre, Level 1 (main lobby)
  • Volunteer Office, Level 1
  • From any green-vested volunteer
  • Chemotherapy treatment area, Level 6

This four-session education and support series is offered twice a year. It addresses questions, concerns and resources for patients who are interested in learning how to move forward from active cancer treatment. This is the time patients begin to have the space, energy and ability to begin asking and planning for: “What next?” Participants can look forward to an interactive series that uses creative ways to support your healing and recovery! Pre-registration is required

  • Phone 604-877-6000 ext. 672194

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. 

  • Location: John Jambor Room, Floor 1
  • First Wednesday of each month 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

A series of education sessions offered different times throughout the year for Chinese-speaking patients. 

  • Email:
  • Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 672375

This group is offered at different times throughout the year. Parents and guardians have a session for themselves at the same time. Pre-registration is required. 

  • Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 672194
  • Toll-free: 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194

This is a peer support and information sharing group for 

Cantonese-speaking cancer patients and their supporters. 

  • Location: John Jambor Room, 1st Floor
  • 2nd Thursday of each month, 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Registration required.

First Thursday of each month 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Third Tuesday of each month 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: 5th floor
  • Register online at or call toll free 1-800-914-5665

This is a group for patients and family members . For information please call 604.877.6000 ext 672194 


Pre-registration is required.

  • Phone 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 
This is an 8 week course. Pre-registration is required.
  • Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 672194
Wellness Program: your stress reduction toolkit 
4 weekly sessions providing education, skills and practice in stress reduction. Pre registration is required . For more information and to register please call 604.877.6000 ext 672194 

Call to inquire about availability of programs and pre-registration is required.

Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 672194

Toll free: 1-800-663-3333 ext. 672194 


This drop-in group is for women dealing with metastatic cancer.

  • Location: Room 502, 5th floor
  • First and third Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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