Resources available in the community
2545 Sixth Line
Oakville, ON, L6H 7V9
Toll Free: 1-877-499-9904
Wellspring is a support centre for people with cancer, their families and friends. Services are free of charge and include support groups of many kinds: peer/individual support, presentations on specific topics, expressive programs and programs specializing in coping and relaxation such as Yoga and Tai Chi. Transportation and childcare services are also available. For more details see enclosed pamphlet.
HOURS: Wellspring is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Georgetown Dufferin Peel Unit
2227 South Millway, suite 202
Mississauga, ON L5L 3R6
905 608-8411 or 1 866 711-0111 ext 3821
(Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Georgetown, Dufferin County;
also includes the following areas: Alton, Bolton, Cheltenham, Glen Williams, Inglewood, Nobleton, Norval, Palgrave, Terra Cotta, Valleyfield, including Orangeville and Shelburne)
760 Pacific Road, Unit 7
Oakville, ON L6L 6M5
(905) 845 5231
Other areas 1-888-939-3333
The Canadian Cancer Society leads a nationwide team of volunteers, researchers, donors, and staff working together to make cancer history. They have been an active part of communities like yours for more than 65 years, helping people and their families cope with a cancer diagnosis. Here are a few services they offer:
- Transportation: Volunteers provide transportation to your cancer-related appointments if you can’t get there on your own. Call your local office to register and arrange for transportation needs ahead of time.
- Peer Support: One-to-one (in person or telephone) and group support from others who have had a similar cancer experience. Available to patients and their caregivers. Matches can be made with volunteers who speak your language. Call toll-free 1-888-939-3333.
- Cancer Information Service: Comprehensive and credible information about cancer and local community services over the telephone. Multilingual accessibility to offer information in over one hundred languages. Call toll-free 888-939-3333.
- Publications: Wide range of supportive literature for people living with cancer. You can find information by visiting the patient resource centre at the hospital, calling your local society office (listed above) or visiting www.cancer.ca.
- Smoker’s Helpline: Free, confidential telephone service with easy access to a trained quit specialist. Helps clients develop a structured “quit plan”, answers questions about quitting and refers them to services in their community. Call toll-free 1-877-513-5333.
1-855 Matheson Boulevard East
Mississauga, ON, L4W 4L6
Hospice of Peel is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization available to people who are living with a life-threatening illness and their families. Trained community volunteers with the supervision of professional staff provide practical and emotional support to clients, their caregivers and families.
This government program is available for patients with or without private insurance coverage who need assistance to manage the high costs of prescription medications. Anyone who applies is eligible and a deductible is based upon your income. For more information ask to speak to the social worker.
These are just a few of the many resources available to you in the community. Please ask one of the oncology health care team members if other information or resources are needed.