Community Links

Alli's Journey

Young adults aged 18-35 are a unique group within the cancer family. They are thrown into the adult population when they have special needs and support issues that need to be addressed. Although this group accounts for over 2% of new cancer diagnoses each year, they do not receive the same level of support as other age groups. Alli's Journey hopes to address this issue.
www.allisjourney.ca


Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reaching every person in Canada affected by a brain tumour with support, education and information, and to funding brain tumour research.
www.braintumour.ca


Caring Voices

Caring Voices is an online community for individuals coping with cancer. Caring Voices can be used to access current resources, learn about upcoming survivorship events, take part in chats and discussions and meet other survivors.
www.caringvoices.ca


Gilda's Club Greater Toronto

Gilda's Club Greater Toronto is a place where men, women, teens and children
with cancer - along with family and friends - can join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge, Gilda's Club offers support groups, lectures, workshops and social activities.
www.gildasclubtoronto.org


Kidney Cancer Canada

Kidney Cancer Canada is a charitable organization established to improve thequality of life for patients and their families living with kidney cancer. Kidney Cancer Canada advocates for access to new treatments, provides support and information to patients, funds much-needed research, and works to increase awareness of kidney cancer as a significant health issue.

www.kidneycancercanada.ca


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org


Look Good, Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a national non-profit program committed to helping women manage the appearance related effects of cancer and its treatment.  The cornerstone of the program is the free 2-hour workshop led by industry trained cosmeticians and hair alternatives specialists.
www.lgfb.ca


Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Canada’s sole mission is to raise awareness, provide patient focused information and offer peer support to everyone touched by lung cancer.
www.lungcancercanada.ca


Lymphedema Association of Ontario

The Lymphedema Association of Ontario provides support, up-to-date information on care and treatment of lymphovenous disorders and useful information on talking to health insurance companies to get the maximum coverage for garments, assistive devices and therapies.
www.lymphontario.org


Man to Man

Man to Man is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization consisting of men who are all prostate cancer survivors and who want to help others diagnosed with the disease.
www.mantoman.ca


Melanoma Network of Canada

Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC) is a national, patient-led organization whose mission is to provide melanoma patients and their caregivers with current and accurate information and services in the fight against melanoma. The MNC provides funding for awareness, education, advocacy and research.
www.melanomanetwork.ca


Odette Cancer Centre

For more than 25 years, the Odette Cancer Centre (formerly Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre) has been home to one of Canada's most comprehensive cancer prevention, research, teaching and treatment centres.
www.sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=OCC_home


Ovarian Cancer Canada

Ovarian Cancer Canada is a registered Canadian charitable organization dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer. They provide leadership by supporting women living with the disease and their families, raising awareness, and funding research to develop early detection techniques, improved treatment and ultimately a cure.
www.ovariancanada.org


Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Pancreatic Cancer Canada is a national, registered, not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of pancreatic cancer, supporting patients, advancing research into early detection methods, improving treatment options and ultimately, saving lives.
www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMCC) and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, have achieved an international reputation as global leaders in the fight against cancer. Clinical and research staff at PMCC represent many of the world’s leading experts in oncology.
http://www.uhn.ca/applications/PMH/iNews/default.aspx


Prostate Cancer Canada

Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and
research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.
http://www.prostatecancer.ca/


Young Adult Cancer Canada

Young Adult Cancer Canada is an online resource focused on inspiring, informing and supporting young adults, ages 15-30, dealing with cancer.
http://www.youngadultcancer.ca/


Rethink Breast Cancer

Rethink Breast Cancer is a charity helping young people who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer through innovative breast cancer education, research and support programs.
www.rethinkbreastcancer.com


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s seven strategic programs - Cancer, Cardiac, Musculoskeletal, Neurosciences, Perinatal & Gynaecology, Trauma & Critical Care and Aging & Population Health - are recognized for their leadership in the research they conduct, the educational opportunities they offer and the care they provide.
www.sunnybrook.ca

 

Wellspring Training Centre

Drawing on years of experience in professional leadership and program delivery, Wellspring offers professional development opportunities to health care professionals and organizations across Canada so that they might enhance their support of patients and caregivers. www.wellspring.ca/training

 

Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada

Willow offers free support services to all Canadians through a telephone support line. Willow also provides information to help individuals understand their specific diagnosis and options available.
www.willow.org 


Wellness for Independent Seniors (WISE), Women's College Hospital

WISE aims to help seniors obtain information about health and wellness, link to community and support services, and cope with the changes associated with aging, including cancer diagnosis and management.  The goal of the WISE program is to optimize the quality of life for seniors living in the community.  Referral from a heath care provider is required.
Phone:  416-323-6400 x8092


Did You Know...

Evidence suggests that supportive care techniques, like those taught at Wellspring, may help patients live longer than medically predicted.