Cancer Connection

Talk to someone who’s been there.


CancerConnection is a free, confidential service which puts people with cancer in touch with a trained volunteer with a similar cancer experience. Open to patients and caregivers.

Matches are based on treatment, diagnosis or lifestyle similarities. With volunteers from a national network, the service can match almost every cancer patient. Volunteers listen, share practical stories and offer understanding and encouragement.

ONLINE is an online community for patients and caregivers to share expeiences and find support. Available 24 hours a day.

Address / Contact Info

Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave Vancouver, BCV5Z 4J4

Phone Numbers

Toll-Free : 1-888-939-3333
Local : (604) 675-7148
Toll-free (TTY) : 1-866-786-3934
Fax : (604) 675-7301

Web Links

Forms and Resources

Location Map

Other Programs from This Organization

Camp Goodtimes Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.
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.
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.
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.
New Normal: Coping with Cancer Adjust to life after breast or colorectal cancer.
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 encouraging increased physical activity.
Travel Treatment Fund Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.
Wigs and Breast Prosthesis Banks Offering a wide range of donated wigs, headwear, permanent prostheses and bras to cancer patients throughout BC who have undergone surgery and cannot afford the cost of a wig or prosthesis.

This program was last updated on 22 Dec 2017.