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Connect with our online community

CancerConnection.ca is our online community. It helps people with cancer and cancer survivors, as well as their loved ones and caregivers, connect with others who know what they are going through.

About our online community

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, our online peer support community is here to help. You’ll find people who have been there, who can offer support, tips and insights from their lived experience.  Membership in this community is free, and open to people 18 years of age and older.  

Here are just a few of the topics that CancerConnection.ca members are discussing:

• stress and waiting for test results
• coping with treatment and side effects
• self-care tips for caregivers
• living with advanced cancer
• how best to communicate and ask questions of their healthcare team
• where to find practical resources such as financial assistance, home care or transportation to treatment

No one should have to face cancer alone. Connecting with others who understand your situation and how you feel can help you cope. Knowing what to expect throughout your cancer experience can help you feel more hopeful and less anxious.

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Browse the discussions  

CancerConnection.ca members include a broad range of people from across Canada sharing their experiences living with and beyond cancer. Visitors can read discussions and learn from others.
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Ask a question

Do you have questions about your or your loved ones' cancer experience? Get insight and tips from members.
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Connect with others

Join our supportive group of members to connect with others who have been there and get it. "It was like ‘coming home’ when I found people who had walked through cancer ahead of me and were willing to virtually hold my hand."
We’re committed to providing trusted, welcoming online peer support community for all those 18 years of age and older, who are using the Canadian healthcare system. Together with our Staff Moderators, we have a wonderful group of volunteers who help ensure the community remains a safe and supportive space. Questions? Contact the team: cancerconnection@cancer.ca