Community Support

Here is a list of different community support organizations I’ve found either from personal experience or that I’ve stumbled across in my research. I hope you find something helpful here.

OrganizationRegionServices
Canadian Cancer SocietyCanadaInformation
Resources
Support Groups
Transportation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaCanadaInformation
Resources
Support Line
Young Adults Cancer Canada (YACC)Canada18-40 year old cancer
patients/survivors
Peer Support
Information
Annual Retreats &
Conferences
Facebook Group Page
Canadian Organization for Rare DiseasesCanadaInformation
Resources
Local Health Integration NetworkOntario, CanadaFacilitates relationships
between patients and
local resources.
Pink PearlOntario, CanadaNon-Profit community
based support for
women 18-40 years
old dealing with cancer.
Nanny Angel NetworkGTA & surrounding areaBonded Nanny Services – free
for moms in treatment
Cancer Assistance ProgramHamilton, ONPersonal Care
Equipment
Transportation
Financial Support
Parking
WellwoodHamilton & surrounding areasInformation
Wellness Programs
Peer Support
Retreats/Workshops
Cancer Assistances Services of Halton HillsHalton Hills, ONTransportation
Wellness Programs
Financial Support
Medical Equipment
House Cleaning
Services
HopeSpringKW, Cambridge & surrounding areasNutrition
Family Support
Coping Skills
Relaxation Programs
Yoga
Georgian Bay Cancer Support
Centre
Communities of
North Simcoe, ON
Wellness Programs
Group Support
Education
Social Events
Ottawa Regional Cancer FoundationOttawa, ON & surrounding areasOne on One Support
Group Support
Nutritional Coaching
Clean AromatherapyHalton Hills, ONAll Natural Cleaning
Products


ONLINE SUPPORT

Many of the community resources listed above offer online and telephone support too.  Here are a few I’ve found through my online ventures:

Facebook is a great resource for online support.  If you go to the search engine and type in ‘acute’ you will get a number of group options:

facebook search

I have been part of the Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia group for about 1 year and I am still regularly shocked by how loving and supportive this group of people from across the globe are.  I feel very fortunate to have them join me through my journey.

If you know of any local support groups that you would like added to this list, please reach me through the Contact menu above or email me at michelle_burleigh@hotmail.com.

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