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Patient & Family Resources in the Local Community

Some patient and family support groups and services operating in North York, York Region and Simcoe County are listed below. Please visit the Patient & Family Resource Centre for further information about these groups and other support groups in the Greater Toronto Area. The volunteers in the Patient and Family Resource Centre will be happy to provide information for programs close to you

The Canadian Cancer Society Peer Support service connects patients and caregivers (on a one-to-one basis) with a trained volunteer who will listen, provide hope, offer encouragement and share ideas for coping – all from their unique perspective as someone who's been there.  To register for this service, call 1-888-939-3333.
The Wheels of Hope transportation service assists eligible cancer patients with their short-term need to travel to cancer-specific appointments if they cannot get there on their own. Registered patients will be picked up and taken to their appointment by a volunteer driver. This is a shared-ride program that provides transportation and also offers a friendly, supportive environment along the way. To register for this service, call 1-888-939-3333.

Gilda's Club provides social and emotional support for anyone who is feeling the impact of cancer. Gilda's Club is a place to find inspiration in a community atmosphere with others who are facing cancer. 10 Quarry Ridge Rd. Barrie, Ontario, 705-726-5199

Hospices throughout York Region and South Simcoe, listed below, offer support groups for patients and families living with cancer. Information about local hospices and their services is available in the Patient and Family Resource Centre or by contact your local hospice directly.  
17100 Yonge St. 
Newmarket, Ontario, 

6060 Highway 7, 
Markham, Ontario, 
220 Charlton Ave, 
Thornhill, Ontario
416 449-2185  

152 High St. 
Sutton, Ontario, 

350 Industrial Parkway South Unit 4, 
Aurora, Ontario, L4G 3V7 

10155 Yonge St., 
Richmond Hill, Ontario 

336 Penetanguishene Rd., 
Barrie, Ontario, 

31 Woodbridge Ave., 
Woodbridge, Ontario 

4600 Bathurst St., 
Toronto, Ontario

6028 Highway 89, 
Alliston, Ontario 

Support Groups

The Prostate Cancer Canada Network - Newmarket Support Group is a volunteer organization, consisting of prostate cancer patients, partners, survivors and caregivers, providing understanding, hope and information to prostate cancer patients and their families. The group serves all of York Region and the surrounding areas and meets the 3rd Thursday of every month (September - June) at the Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place, 474 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, 905 853-2665

Toronto & District Multiple Myeloma Support Group is for myeloma patients and their spouses, caregivers, loved ones, significant others, family members and friends. The purpose of the group is to explore and discuss the wide range of treatment options and to give myeloma survivors and their loved ones the support and information they need to live longer, stronger lives. The group meets every two months, February, April, June, August, October and December, on the first Saturday of the month.   Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York

There are patient support groups for different types of cancer operating in the Greater Toronto area.  You can find information about these groups in the Patient and Family Resource Centre, located on the Lobby Level of the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre.

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