Topics in this section include: Virtual Programs, Cancer Organizations, Local Health Organizations, Hospice Care, Finance, LGBTQ2I Cancer Care, Indigenous resources, Clinical Trials, and Reference resources.
Virtual support and care programs including Cancer Care Counselling, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi.
Offering a unique sense of community, LGFB helps those who self-identify as female to engage with other women with different cancer diagnoses to learn and share together. There are three main workshops: Skincare and Cosmetics, Breast Care, and Wigs and Hair Alternatives.
Pink Pearl is a not-for-profit organization that brings together young women who have been affected by cancer through a network of peer-support and innovative programs.
Virtual resources and support programs including Returning to Work, Money Matters, and Understanding Long-term Benefits series'.
Access to a wide selection of digital materials including eBooks and audiobooks using your HPL library card! Don’t have a library card? You can get one online for free! Click here to get your library card online. Click here to visit their e-Book collection page.
*Once you have your library card, just click sign-in on the e-Book page, search for titles and click “Borrow”.
Find services like support groups, wigs and prosthesis, financial help, places to stay and more.
A community-based, not-for-profit organization offering free services for individuals and families affected by cancer, including home health equipment, wigs, personal care, transportation, parking assistance, and the Cancer Assist Show.
Information and resources related to specific diagnoses, diagnosis and treatment, living with cancer and more.
Dedicated to reducing the growing burden of cancer in Ontario – access to programs in prevention, early detection, care, and research.
Information and resources on cancer-related topics, including cancer control, types of cancer, cancer continuum, risk factors and more.
Services and programs for cancer patients and caregivers, including individual counselling, emotional support groups, wellness programs, caregiver and grief support, and children's programming.
Offers cancer survivors the opportunity to spend a week at a cottage at no-cost. This much needed time away with survivors, their friends and families allows them to reflect and celebrate recovery. *Currently closed due to COVID-19
Local Health Organizations
This centre provides primary health care, education, and advocacy to those individuals who face barriers to improving their health and well being.
This centre is a multi-service agency providing health and social services to French-speaking clients in Niagara and Hamilton.
Provides health services for newcomer and refugee individuals and families, including interpretation and translation, mental health supports, nutrition counselling, social work, and more.
Provides community health promotion programs, services and resources.
Located on the Hamilton's west mountain.
Located in lower central Hamilton.
Provides complex continuing care. Located in central lower Hamilton.
Located in Burlington.
Located in Grimsby.
Located in Brantford.
Information and support on advanced illness, palliative care, and grief.
Information on applying for financial benefits.
Support and guidance for dealing with money concerns related to cancer, including information about long-term disability, income replacement programs, and drug reimbursement. Available to Ontario patients only.
LGBTQ2I Cancer Care
Online resources, discussion groups, and stories for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or two-spirit and their loved ones. In partnership with University of Alberta, University of Fraser Valley, Queens University, and the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Supportive resources including podcasts, articles and blogs for LGBT people with cancer and their loved ones.
An arts and community-based LGBT2Q research project exploring sexual and gender diversity,
experiences of breast and gynecologic cancer health, support/care, and the ways we locate and
share cancer health knowledge.
An informative resource into the issues related to cancer and sexuality.
Resources for Indigenous peoples
Similar to Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Care Centres offer culturally appropriate primary care to Aboriginal families and individuals.
De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre
This centre provides various programs and services including traditional healing and counselling as well as mental health.
Visit this webpage for information about Indigenous Patient Navigator services, smudging
policy, land statement, and more offered at Hamilton Health Sciences.
Ontario Health: Indigenous Cancer Care Unit
This unit works to improve cancer care for Ontario’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people and
enhance access to culturally sensitive cancer services, support, and health education.
Six Nations Health Services
Located in Oshweken, Ontario, this organization’s supports and cares for our community members on their wellness journey.” The website
includes information about nutrition, long term care, mental health, and much more.
Information about current clinical trials in Ontario.
National Cancer Institute is a cooperative oncology group that carries out clinical therapy trials across Canada and internationally. Located at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
Information on clinical trials from the U.S.-based National Cancer Institute.
While we have done our best to review the resources above, please know that the contents are intended to support you but are not to be considered prescriptive or an endorsement of particular sites, companies, or individuals.