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Support Programs

The BC Cancer Agency offers a number of support programs at all its regional cancer centres.

Monthly calendar

Please open the pdf to see the month's support programs at the Vancouver Centre.  

Patient & family counselling 

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.

Vocational rehabilitation 

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.

Chinese peer navigators

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

Wigs & head coverings

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

After Active Treatment Series 

This 4 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 

Brain Tumour Support Group 

Every other month we break into two subgroups, one for patients and another for caregivers & 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. 

Be Active Program

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

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

The Children's Group 

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. Next Group Sat June 3rd 2017 

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

Chinese Support Group 

This is a peer support and information sharing group for Cantonese-speaking cancer patients and their supporters. 

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

Look Good Feel Better Program

Registration required.

  • Location:  5th floor
  • 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.
  • Register online at or call toll free 1.800.914.5665

Lung Cancer Support Group 

This is a drop-in support group for patients and family members affected by lung cancer

Memory & Attention Adaptation Training 

Pre-registration is required.

Phone 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 

This is an 8 week course. Pre-registration is required.

Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 672194

Relaxation & Stress Management 

This drop-in group for patients and family members.

  • Location: John Jambor Room, 1st floor
  • Monday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Return to Work Educational Sessions 

Pre-registration is required. 

Women Living with Metastatic Cancer 

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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