Here for you, ready to help

In light of Greyhound bus lines ending service in British Columbia, the Canadian Cancer Society wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to any people living with cancer who may be impacted by this withdrawal of service. No matter where you live, CCS is here to ensure that no Canadian has to face cancer alone.

Like other British Columbians, we were concerned when we learned of Greyhound’s decision to reduce service. We know that the bus service provided transportation for people facing cancer who had to travel from rural areas to larger city centres for treatment at a lower cost than other transit options.

If you need us, regardless of where you live, here’s how we’re ensuring that you don’t have to face cancer alone:

In some communities, CCS is partnered with the Freemasons cancer car program to help people with cancer receive rides to and from primary treatment appointments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Our travel treatment fund can help by providing financial assistance for low-income individuals. Additionally, if you need to fly to treatment, CCS continues to connect people with cancer with Hope Air, which provides free travel.

CCS also offers a number of non-transportation programs to help support Canadians living with cancer. Through our Cancer Information Service, we can connect you with information specialists who can answer your questions and provide reliable information. 

If you’d like to speak with someone who has been through a similar experience, then our Peer Match program will pair you with a trained volunteer who can provide you with the support you need. You can also join our online community – CancerConnection.ca – if you have cancer or are caring for a loved one with cancer and want to connect with people going through similar experiences. And if you’d like to offer support to people with cancer in your community, CCS offers peer support group facilitator training.

For more information on any of the programs or services, please call us at 1-888-939-3333 or visit cancer.ca.

Andrea Seale,
Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia & Yukon

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