Services offered by community organizations
Many services for people with cancer and their loved ones are available through community organizations.
Fondation québécoise du cancer
- Info-cancer Hotline
Telephone: :1 800 363‑0063
Free and confidential telephone consultation service, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Experienced oncology nurses answer all your questions about the disease, treatments and ways to feel better.
- Bibliothèque virtuelle [Virtual library; in French only]
Experienced oncology documentalists can guide you in your research, make suggestions and refer you to various resources.
- Telephone peer matching
Talk to someone who has gone through a similar experience.
- Cancer 15-39 ans [Cancer age 15-39; in French only]
Web portal for teens and young adults with cancer and their loved ones.
Canadian Cancer Society
- Cancer information and support
Telephone: 1 888 939‑3333
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m
Talk to an information specialist free of charge or chat live.
Join the online community.
- Community Services Locator
Find resources such as support groups, wigs and prostheses, financial help, places to stay and more.
My child has cancer section
Financial assistance for families, support and assistance for families, information about cancer, palliative care services and bereavement.
Regroupement des organisations communautaires en oncologie [Coalition of community-based cancer organizations]
Coalition website [in French only]
List of community-based cancer organizations that offer support activities for people with cancer.
Services for the bereaved
- Tel‑Écoute – Ligne Le Deuil [Website in French only]
Telephone consultation service.
Telephone: 1 888 LE DEUIL ou 1 888 533‑3845
- Deuil-Jeunesse [Website in French only]
Telephone consultation service and individual and family intervention services for adults and children.
Telephone: 1 855 889‑3666
Palliative care and bereavement support
Personalized follow-up throughout the bereavement process.
Tools developed by health care facilities
Institutions in the health and social services network and other organizations have developed tools for people with cancer and their loved ones. This includes information on certain cancers and the treatments and services offered by these institutions.
Please note that the content of these tools does not replace the recommendations, diagnoses or treatments provided by your health care professional.
CHU de Québec – Université Laval
- Hémato-oncologie : ma première visite en salle de traitement [Hemato-oncology: my first visit to the treatment room; in French only](video)
- Hémato-oncologie : mon premier traitement de chimiothérapie [Hemato-oncology: my first chemotherapy treatment; in French only] (video)
- Programme d'exercices post-mastectomie [Post-mastectomy exercise program; in French only](video)
- Thérapie du lymphœdème [Lymphedema therapy; in French only](video)
Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS)
- Ressources d’aide financière pour les personnes atteintes de cancer et leurs proches [Financial assistance resources for people with cancer and their loved ones; in French only] (leaflet)
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie
- La vie après le cancer [Life after cancer; in French only]
Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Centre
- Centre intégré de cancérologie de la Montérégie (CICM) [Montérégie integrated cancer centre; in French only]
McGill University and British Columbia Cancer Agency
Last update: November 2, 2021