Traveling For Treatment

Accomodations, Child Care and Travel Assistance

National

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada provide services and programs for children and youth at little to no cost. This includes day camps and after-school programs.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
7100 Woodbine Ave, Suite 204
Markham, ON L3R 5J2
Tel: 905-477-7272
Fax: 905-477-2056
Email: info@bgccan.com
Website: http://www.bgccan.com/index.asp

Childcare Family Access Network

The mission of C-FAN (Childcare Family Access Network) is to provide flexible, accessible, affordable, quality child care options to rural families. C-FAN responds to the need for rural family child care by being an advocate within the child care profession and by developing partnerships with parents, communities, governments and others.

Childcare Family Access Network
Website: http://cfan.cimnet.ca/cim/85.dhtm

Daycare Bear

Daycare Bear, the Canadian Childcare Providers Information Network, is an advanced search engine that helps parents find openings in daycares across Canada, and contains other resources of interest to parents.

Website: http://www.daycarebear.ca/

Daycare Canada

Daycare Canada is a resource for parents looking for a child care provider. The different child care providers (over 10 000) are listed in the directory by province or territory or you can search them on the map using your address.

Website: http://www.daycarecanada.com/

Universal Child Care Plan

The Universal Child Care Plan is designed to help Canadian families, as they try to balance work and family life, by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support. The UCCB is for children under the age of 6 years and is paid in instalments of $100 per month per child.

Service Canada - Universal Child Care Plan
Toll-free: 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
TTY toll-free: 1-800-926-9105
Website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/uccb-puge/menu-eng.html

WomenCan.ca

Womencan.ca has many child care programs and services listed. The directory, which is divided geographically, contains a child care section which lists provincial programs as well as child care providers in your area.

Website:http://www.womencan.ca/redesign/directory.php?current_news=1

Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund

The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund provides short-term financial assistance to breast cancer patients who are facing financial difficulties while they are undergoing treatment. We raise money by partnering with companies and organizations that raise funds on our behalf as well as donations from individuals. For more information visit: http://cbcsf.ca/

First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health - Medical Transportation Benefits

Medical transportation benefits are covered in accordance with the policies set out in the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Medical Transportation Policy Framework to assist eligible recipients to access medically required health services that cannot be obtained on the reserve or in the community of residence. See website listed below for information on how to access this service and regional contact information.

Health Canada Website: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/nihb-ssna/benefit-prestation/medtransport/index-eng.php

Hope Air

Hope Air is a national organization working to provide free air transportation for Canadians to attend recognized health care facilities in order to obtain medical treatment that is unavailable in their home community.

4711 Yonge St, Suite 703
Procter & Gamble Building
Toronto, ON M2N 6K8
Tel: 416-222-6335
Toll-free: 1-877-346-HOPE (4673)
Fax: 416-222-6930
Email: mailto:mail@hopeair.org
Website: http://www.hopeair.org/


Alberta

Foothills Medical Centre Patient Hostel

The patient Hostel is a facility that provides accommodation of patients who live outside of Calgary. The Patient Hostel is located on the 12th and 13th floors in the South Tower of the Foothills Medical Centre. It is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each floor has a shared kitchen with a fridge, stove, freezer, hotplate, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker and some dishes. The Patient Hostel can accommodate 36 people. The rooms are set up in apartment style accommodation with a combination of one and two bedroom suites. Accommodation in the Patient Hostel is only available to out-of-town patients who are receiving hospital services as an outpatient.

1403 29th St. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2T9
Tel: 403-944-1489
Website: http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/admitting/patient_hostel.htm

Outpatient Residence

Located next to the University of Alberta Hospital, the Outpatient Residence offers a safe and affordable environment for those attending the Cross Cancer Institute and the University of Alberta Hospital. The OPR consists of single and double rooms, each with private bathrooms. The rooms are connected by intercom to the main desk. A comfortable lounge is located on each floor.

8440-112 St. NE
Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7
Tel: 780-407-6593
Website: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services.asp?pid=saf&rid=1007354

Sorrentino's Compassion House

Sorrentino's Compassion House is a warm and supportive environment for those having breast cancer treatment, diagnosis or follow up care at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. The house is located close to the Cross Cancer Institute: it's a 5 minute drive or a 15 minute walk. A complimentary shuttle service is available to guests for transportation to and from their appointments. There are six bedrooms, each with a private ensuite, television, phone, desk, reclining chair and two single beds. Each suite accommodates one guest and a companion. There is also access to a large kitchen, two separate laundry facilities, gym, library, craft room, resource room and several common areas.

10909 76 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6G 0J6
Tel: 780-425-7224
Toll-free: 1-888-425-7474
Fax: 780-429-3018
Email: mellissa@compassionhouse.org
Website: http://www.compassionhouse.org/

Westin Hotel Program

If you have to travel a great distance for treatment at the Cross Cancer Institute or the Tom Baker Centre in Edmonton and Calgary, the Westin Hotel and the Canadian Cancer Society have partnered to create a program where patients can obtain free night stays (rooms are subject to availability) while receiving active treatment. Please contact your local Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) for more information. Referral to this program by the CCS is required.

Canadian Cancer Society
Suite 200, 2424 - 4 St. S.W.
Calgary, AB T2S 2T4
Tel: 403-228-4487
Toll-free: 1-800-661-2262
Fax: 403-28-4506
Email: info@cancer.ab.ca
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/Alberta-NWT/Support%20Services/Westin%20Hotel%20Program.aspx?sc_lang=en

Alberta Child Care Subsidy

The Government of Alberta offers a Child Care Subsidy for mid- to low- income families to help them pay for day care, family day homes, nursery school, early childhood development programs or after school programs. The website contains a subsidy estimator tool and an application link.

Government of Alberta - Children and Youth Services
12th Floor, Sterling Place
9940-106 St.
Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2
Tel: 780-422-3004 
Fax: 780-422-3071
Website: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/1153.cfm

Volunteer Driver Program

The Canadian Cancer Society strives to provide access to safe and reliable transportation for people living with cancer who are receiving active treatment at approved cancer treatment facilities. To arrange for transportation in Calgary, call 1-800-263-6750, and in Edmonton, 780-455-7181.

Canadian Cancer Society
200-2424 St. SW
Calgary, AB T2S 2T4
Tel: 403-228-4487
Fax: 403-228-4506
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,3182,3225_357659__langId-en,00.html


British Columbia

British Columbia Cancer Agency, Centre for the Southern Interior

Patient and Family Counselling at the Centre for the Southern Interior maintains an updated list of accommodations available nearby. The list includes bed and breakfasts, rental suites, and hotels. Please call (250) 712-3963 (or toll free 1-888-563-7773, local 3963) to have the list faxed or mailed to you.

BC Cancer Agency
Centre for Southern BC
399 Royal Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3
Tel: 250-712-3963
Toll-free (in BC): 1-888-563-7773, ext. 3963
Website: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/RS/CentrefortheSouthernInterior/FirstVisittotheCentre/default.htm

Jean C. Barber Lodge

The Jean C. Barber Lodge in Vancouver is across the street from the BC Cancer Agency's Vancouver Cancer Centre and is close to the Vancouver General Hospital. Public transit, shopping, banking and entertainment are nearby. Downtown Vancouver is about 10 minutes away by bus or car. The Lodge is open seven days a week and is closed at Christmas and Easter.

575 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C3
Tel: 604-879-9131
Fax: 604-675-7131
Email: mailto:landrews@bc.cancer.ca
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/British%20Columbia-Yukon/Support%20Services/BC-Accommodation/BC-Vancouver%20lodge.aspx?sc_lang=en

Medical Travel Accommodation Listing

A number of hotels in BC will provide a discounted accommodation rate for individuals and families who must stay way from home overnight to obtain medical care. Discounted room rates are subject to availability and at the option of the property. Call listed property to confirm rate and availability, and inquire about proof of medical necessity which may be required. You can perform a search for accommodations by region on the website listed below.

Website:http://www.pss.gov.bc.ca/csa/categories/accommodation/medical/search/

Southern Interior Rotary Lodge

The Southern Interior Rotary Lodge is adjacent to the Southern Interior Cancer Centre and the Kelowna General Hospital. It is close to Lake Okanagan, city parks and downtown, and there is free parking on-site. The lodge is open seven days a week, with closures at Christmas and Easter.

2251 Abbott St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1E2
Tel: 250-712-2203
Fax: 250-712-2275
Email: mailto:mmores@bc.cancer.ca
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,2939,3278_376706__langId-en,00.html

Vancouver Island Lodge

The Vancouver Island Lodge is across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital. The lodge transportation service can pick you up and take you to the nearby Vancouver Island Cancer Centre. There is also easy access to public transit, shopping, banking and entertainment. The Lodge is open Monday to Friday.

2202 Richmond Rd.
Victoria, BC V8R 4R5
Tel: 250-592-2662
Fax: 250-592-7616
Email: mailto:dorr@bc.cancer.ca
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,2939,3278_376686__langId-en,00.html

BC Child Care Resource & Referral Programs

BC Child Care Resource & Referral Programs offer quality child care referrals, resources and support to all child care providers and parents in over 400 communities across British Columbia.

Website: http://www.childcarechoices.ca/

British Columbia Child Care Subsidy

The Province of British Columbia is committed to helping families obtain affordable, accessible, safe, quality child care. Child Care Subsidy is a monthly payment to assist eligible British Columbia families with the cost of child care. Monthly subsidy payments vary depending on your family' circumstances.

Ministry of Children and Family Development
PO Box 9770 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9S5
Tel: 250-387-7027
Toll-free: 1-877-387-7027
Email: MCF.CorrespondenceManagement@gov.bc.ca
Website: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/subsidy_promo.htm

British Columbia Family Child Care Association

The British Columbia Family Child Care Association provides information and resources for family child care providers and parents, which includes a checklist of things to verify when choosing a family child care provider and information on regulations for family child care in B.C.

#100 - 6878 King George Hwy,
Surrey, BC V3W 4Z9
Tel: 604-590-1497
Toll-free: 1-800-686-6685
Fax: 604-590-1427
Website: http://www.bcfcca.ca/

Ministry of Children and Family Development

The British Columbia Government Ministry of Children and Family Development provides information on child care programs and services. This includes information on selecting a child care provider, a search tool to help find a provider, and information on subsidies to help finance child care.

Ministry of Children and Family Development
PO Box 9770 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9S5
Tel: 250-387-7027
Toll-free: 1-877-387-7027
Email: MCF.CorrespondenceManagement@gov.bc.ca
Website: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/parents.htm

Angel Flight

Angel Flight is a charitable organization that provides air transportation for patients from Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland who must travel long distances to get to medical appointments in Victoria and Vancouver.

Angel Flight of British Columbia
PO Box 2623
Sidney, BC V8L 4C1
Tel: 250-514-3867
Fax: 250-655-0247
Website: http://www.angelflight.ca/

Canadian Cancer Society Emergency Aid Program

The Canadian Cancer Society provides limited short-term assistance for transportation and accommodation expenses incurred during treatment.

Canadian Cancer Society
565 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4
Toll-free: 1-888-939-3333
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,3182,3278_376561__langId-en,00.html

Health Connections

Health Connections is a regional travel assistance program that offers subsidized transportation options to help defray costs for rural residents who must travel to obtain non-emergency medical care outside their home communities. The Interior Health Authority, Northern Health Authority and Vancouver Island Health Authority have implemented Health Connections programs. See website listed below for regional contact information.

British Columbia Ministry of Health Services Website: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/tapbc/connections.html

Travel Assistance Program

The Travel Assistance Program (TAP) helps alleviate some of the transportation costs for eligible B.C. residents who must travel within the province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community.

British Columbia Ministry of Health
Medical Travel Programs
Medical Services Division
3-1, 1515 Blanshard St.
Victoria, BC V8W 3C8
Tel: 250-952-1587
Fax: 250-952-3486
Email: HLTH.RuralHealth@gov.bc.ca
Website: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/tapbc/index.html

Volunteer Driver Program

Volunteer drivers can provide transportation to and from appointments for patients undergoing cancer treatment. This service is available in Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Interior and on Vancouver Island. See website listed below for regional contact information.

Canadian Cancer Society
565 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4
Tel: 604-872-4400
Toll-free: 1-800-663-2524
Fax: 604-872-4113
Website:http://www.cancer.ca/British%20Columbia-Yukon/Support%20Services/BC-Transportation.aspx?sc_lang=en


Manitoba

Lennox Bell Lodge

Lennox Bell Lodge is a unique hostel service which provides lodging for out-of town residents who come to the Health Sciences Centre and CancerCare Manitoba for out-patient treatment. Family and friends of inpatients or guests receiving outpatient treatment are also welcome.

Lennox Bell Lodge
Health Sciences Centre
60 Pearl St.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 1X2
Tel: 204-787-4271
Website: http://www.hsc.mb.ca/lennox

Manitoba Child Care Association

The Manitoba Child Care Association promotes quality child care services and early childhood education as a profession. They have information on their website for parents about how to choose a child care program and information on child care centres and homes.

Manitoba Child Care Association
2nd Floor-2350 McPhillips St.
Winnipeg, MB R2V 4J6
Tel: 204-586-8587
Toll-free: 1-888-323-4676
Fax: 204-589-5613
Website: http://www.mccahouse.org/

Manitoba Child Care Program

The Government on Manitoba offers a variety of services for families including financial support, information on child care services, as well as a search engine which allows parents to search for a child care provider in their area.

Manitoba Child Care Program
219-114 Garry St.
Winnipeg MB R3C 4V6
Tel: 204-945-0776
Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754
Fax: 204-948-2625
Email: cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://direct.gov.mb.ca/cdchtml/html/internet/en/index.html

Manitoba Child Care Subsidy

The Manitoba Child Care Program provides subsidies to help qualifying families pay child care fees. The website contains a subsidy estimator and an application link.

Manitoba Child Care Program
219-114 Garry St.
Winnipeg MB R3C 4V6
Tel: 204-945-0776
Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754
Fax: 204-948-2625
Email: cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca
Website:http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childcare/about.html

Keewatin Air Medical Program

The Keewatin Air Medical Program provides 24-hour-a-day medical transportation for those who become injured or ill in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut or in northern Manitoba.

Keewatin Air Medical Department
Tel: 867-645-4455
Website: http://www.kivalliqair.com/

Manitoba Out-of-Province Transportation Subsidy Program

Manitoba is one of the only provinces that offers travel assistance to help cover the costs of acquiring medical attention from outside of the province. Although the subsidy will not cover all of your costs, it can offer some financial assistance to decrease the expense of travel.

Manitoba Health
Manitoba Out-of-ProvinceTransportation Subsidy Program
Tel: 204-786-7303
Toll-free: 1-800-392-1207 ext. 7303
Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/mhsip/travel.html

Northern Patient Transportation Program

This program is designed to subsidize the cost of transportation required for residents of Manitoba located in the north to obtain medical or hospital care at the medical centre nearest to their community. See website listed below for regional contact information.

Manitoba Health and Healthy Living - Emergency Medical Services
Tel: 204-945-5300
Email: emergserv@gov.mb.ca
Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/ems/nptp.html

Travel and Accommodation Assistance

The Canadian Cancer Society may be able to help cover some of your travel and accommodation costs while you are receiving treatment. The financial assistance program is designed to assist with the cost of travel for cancer treatment and follow-up appointments at Cancer Care Manitoba, St. Boniface General Hospital or the Winnipeg community hospitals.

Canadian Cancer Society
193 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7
Tel: 204-774-7483
Toll-free: 1-888-532-6982
Fax: 204-774-7500
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,3182,3331_362007__langId-en,00.html


New Brunswick

Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge

The Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge, which offers accommodations to patients of the Georges L. Dumont Hospital Oncology Centre in Moncton, can now welcome free of charge 65 patients requiring cancer treatments, as well as 20 companions, from all regions of New Brunswick and neighbouring provinces.

Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge
333 Highfield St.
Moncton, NB E1C 5R7
Tel: 506-862-4010

Early Learning and Child Care Services

The Government of New Brunswick provides various child care programs along with information on choosing the right child care program for your child and obtaining financial assistance to help fund child care, and links to information about early childhood education and development.

Early Learning and Child Care Services
New Brunswick Social Development
Sartain MacDonald Building
551 King St.
Fredericton, NB E3B 1E7
Tel: 506-453-2001
Fax: 506-453-2164
Email: sd-ds@gnb.ca
Website: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/children_and_youth.html

New Brunswick Day Care Assistance Program

This program helps families in New Brunswick (based on their financial needs) access financially affordable, quality child care at an approved child day care facility. Regional contacts are listed on the website.

New Brunswick Day Care Assistance Program
Website: http://app.infoaa.7700.gnb.ca/gnb/Pub/EServices/ListServiceDetails.asp?ServiceID1=14136&ReportType1=ALL

Canadian Cancer Society - Travel Assistance Program

The Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick Division may assist cancer patients with ground transportation costs for cancer treatments (chemotherapy and radiation). Transportation costs outside NB may also be considered for treatments not available in province. Residents of New Brunswick who have been diagnosed with cancer and find the travel expenses a financial hardship are welcome to apply.

Canadian Cancer Society
133 Prince William St.
P.O. Box 2089, Suite 201
Saint John, NB E2L 3T5
Tel: 506-634-6272
Toll-free: 1-800-455-9090
Fax: 506-634-3808
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/New%20Brunswick/Support%20Services/NB-Practical%20Support.aspx?sc_lang=en


Newfoundland & Labrador

Daffodil Place

Daffodil Place is a 24 room facility operated by the Canadian Cancer Society - Newfoundland and Labrador Division for cancer patients, and caregivers, who must travel to St. John's to receive cancer treatment. Guests must reside at least 50 kilometres outside of St. John's.

Canadian Cancer Society - Newfoundland and Labrador Division
Daffodil Place
70 Ropewalk Lane
PO Box 8921
St. John's, NL A1B 3R9
Tel: 709-753-6520
Toll-free: 1-888-753-6520
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/Newfoundland-Labrador/Support%20Services/NF-Accommodations%20for%20cancer%20patients.aspx?sc_lang=en

Newfoundland and Labrador Child Care Services Subsidy Program

The Newfoundland and Labrador Child Care Services Subsidy Program is available for eligible families who require access to regulated child care services.

Child Care Services
Department of Health and Community Services - Newfoundland and Labrador
Confederation Building, 1st Floor West Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Website: http://www.gov.nl.ca/cyfs/childcare/index.html

Medical Travel Assistance

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Travel Assistance Program provides financial assistance for people who must travel in order to access medically insured services not available within their region.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Health and Community Services
Confederation Building, 1st Floor West Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Tel: 709-729-4984
Website: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/mcp/travelassistance.html

Volunteer Driving Program

The Canadian Cancer Society's Volunteer Driving Program provides transportation to and from appointments for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Canadian Cancer Society
PO Box 8921
Daffodil Place
70 Ropewalk Lane
St. John's, NL A1B 3R9
Tel: 709-753-6520
Toll-free: 1-888-753-6520
Fax: 709-753-9314
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/Newfoundland-Labrador/Support%20Services/NF-Volunteer%20driving%20program.aspx?sc_lang=en


Northwest Territories

Larga Homes

We at Larga Homes and Larga Baffin want you, our clients, from both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut to feel at home in our facilities. We want you to feel that this is your "home away from home". From the time you step off the plane in Edmonton or Ottawa to access health services it is our goal to make you feel comfortable, welcome, and secure. Our staff in both centres truly understand and appreciate the ways, traditions, and cultures of Canada's North.

Larga - Edmonton
10723 111 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5G 0C2
Tel: 780-477-6284
Fax: 780-479-6150

Larga - Ottawa
1071 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R2
Tel: 613-248-3552
Fax: 613-248-9182

Website: http://www.largaweb.com/

Northwest Territories Early Childhood Services

The government of the Northwest Territories provides information on how to choose quality child care, how to protect your children from abuse and how to obtain a subsidy to help pay for child care. See the website listed below for contact information specific to your region.

Early Childhood Services - Northwest Territories
Website: http://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/Divisions/Early_Childhood/index.htm

Northwest Territories Child Care User Subsidy

The Northwest Territories Government offers a Child Care User Subsidy to help low income families afford licensed, good quality child care services. In order to benefit from the program, applicants must meet certain requirements.

Ministry of Education, Culture and Employment
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Tel: 867-873-7176
Website: http://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/Divisions/Income_support_NPV1/Income%20Asistance%20PDF%20File/ChildCareUserSubsidyApplication.pdf

Medical Travel Assistance

The Government of the Northwest Territories provides medical travel assistance to residents who are covered by the NWT Health Care Plan. However, to be eligible for this benefit, travel must originate in the NWT and service must not be available within the resident's home community. Furthermore, the medical referral from the resident's home community must be to the nearest centre that offers the required treatment.

NWT Department of Health and Social Services
Health Benefit Programs
Bag #9
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Tel: 867-777-7400
Toll-free: 1-800-661-0830
Fax: 867-777-3197
Email: hsa@gov.nt.ca
Website: http://www.hlthss.gov.nt.ca/english/services/health_care_plan/medical_travel/default.htm


Nova Scotia

Point Pleasant Lodge

Point Pleasant Lodge is a not-for-profit specialty hotel offering over 100 rooms for those seeking medical attention in the Halifax/Dartmouth area. This organization strives to provide clean, safe, and basic accommodations at reasonable rates.

Point Pleasant Lodge
1121 South Park St.
Halifax, NS B3H 2W6
Tel: 902-421-1599
Fax: 902-429-9722
Website: http://www.pointpleasantlodge.com/

The Lodge That Gives

The Lodge That Gives provides a warm and welcoming accommodation to those who come to Halifax for cancer treatment. This fully-accessible lodge is conveniently located within walking distance of all cancer treatment facilities, and is open to guests and their families who reside more than 50 kilometres away from Halifax.

The Lodge That Gives
Canadian Cancer Society
5826 South St.
Halifax, NS B3H 1S6
Tel: 1-800-639-0222
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/Nova%20Scotia/Support%20Services/Accomadations/NS-The%20Lodge%20That%20Gives.aspx?sc_lang=EN

Child Care Connection Nova Scotia

This site is mainly geared towards child care providers, however it contains a child care directory as well as child care referral programs and other information for parents looking for child care services.

Child Care Connection Nova Scotia
1200 Tower Rd, Suite 100
Halifax, NS B3H 4K6
Tel: 902-423-8199
Toll-free (in the maritimes): 1-800-565-8199
Fax: 902-492-8106
Email: info@cccns.org
Website: http://www.cccns.org/

Nova Scotia Child Care Subsidy

The Child Care Subsidy Program enables eligible parents to enroll their children in licensed full day child care programs in a child care centre or Family Home Day Care providers home by providing subsidy to the child care facility on their behalf. See website listed below for regional contact information.

Nova Scotia Community Services
Website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/coms/families/childcare/ChildCareSubsidy.html

Nova Scotia Community Services

The Government of Nova Scotia provides a directory of child care providers throughout Nova Scotia and offers a subsidy program to help parents afford child care services. Their website also contains other information of interest to parents looking for child care as well as regional contact information.

Nova Scotia Community Services
Website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/coms/families/childcare/index.html


Nunavut

Larga Homes

We at Larga Homes and Larga Baffin want you, our clients, from both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut to feel at home in our facilities. We want you to feel that this is your "home away from home". From the time you step off the plane in Edmonton or Ottawa to access health services it is our goal to make you feel comfortable, welcome, and secure. Our staff in both centres truly understand and appreciate the ways, traditions, and cultures of Canada's North.

Larga - Edmonton
10723 111 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5G 0C2
Tel: 780-477-6284
Fax: 780-479-6150

Larga - Ottawa
1071 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R2
Tel: 613-248-3552
Fax: 613-248-9182

Website: http://www.largaweb.com/

Nunavut Day Care Subsidy

The Subsidy is part of the Department of Education Income Support Program and provides families who qualify with Income Assistance to help pay for day care expenses while working or participating in training. See website listed below for regional contact information.

Nunavut Department of Education
Website:http://www.edu.gov.nu.ca/apps/UPLOADS/fck/file/IS/IS008c-CCSubsidy.pdf

Keewatin Air Medical Program

The Keewatin Air Medical Program provides 24-hour-a-day medical transportation for those who become injured or ill in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut or in northern Manitoba.

Keewatin Air Medical Department
Tel: 867-645-4455
Website: http://www.kivalliqair.com/


Ontario

Daffodil Terrace Lodge

The Daffodil Terrace Lodge is a warm and friendly place where you can stay while receiving treatment. Built and furnished by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Daffodil Terrage Lodge is located in Sudbury and offers the comforts of home for outpatients at the Regional Cancer Program who live more than 40 km away from the centre.

Daffodil Terrace Lodge
41 Ramsey Lake Rd.
Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1
Tel: 705-523-7333
Toll-free: 1-800-465-6343
Fax: 705-523-7332
Email:lodge@hrsrh.on.ca
Website: http://www.hrsrh.on.ca/portalEn/GeneralPatientInformation/DaffodilTerraceLodgeaccommodations/tabid/214/Default.aspx

Maurice J. Grimes Lodge

The Maurice J. Grimes Lodge was built, equipped and furnished by the Canadian Cancer Society and is managed by The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre (TORCC). This residence provides patients from outside of Ottawa a local and affordable place to stay while obtaining treatment and medical testing from the TORCC.

Maurice J. Grimes Lodge
200 Melrose Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4K7
Tel: 613-725-6328 ext. 10355
Website:The Maurice Grimes Lodge

Princess Margaret Hosiptal Lodge

The Princess Margaret Hospital Lodge is a unique place for cancer patients and their families who come to Toronto for cancer treatments. It is a self-care facility with 24 hour nursing coverage to assist and support patients during the active phase of their treatment.

Princess Margaret Hospital Lodge
545 Jarvis St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 2H8
Tel: 416-413-7402
Fax: 416-413-7418
Website: http://www.uhn.ca/Clinics_&_Services/services/pmh_lodge/

Quinte Thousand Island Lodge

The Lodge is a hostel-type accommodation operated by the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, and is only a short walk away from the Kingston General Hospital. Only those patients who live more than 40 km from the Cancer Centre and are capable of walking up and down stairs unassisted and can look after themselves are able to stay in the Lodge.

Quinte Thousand Island Lodge
12 O'Kill St.
Kingston, ON K7L 5E2
Website: http://www.krcc.on.ca/patient_visitor/patient_visitor_centreinformation_quinte.asp

Tamarack House

TBayTel Tamarack House is our lodge for regional cancer patients. It spans the entire top floor of the Medical Centre, only metres from the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). It encompasses more than 12,000 square feet, with comfortable lounges, an activity room, full kitchen, and twenty rooms with 40 double beds and private washrooms, including two barrier free rooms for patients in wheelchairs.

Tamarack House
980 Oliver Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6V4
Tel: 807-684-7310
Toll-free: 877-696-7223
Email: mailto:tamarack@tbh.net
Website: http://www.tbh.net/programs_&_services/cancer_care/tamarack_house.asp

Thameswood Lodge

Thameswood Lodge is a 62-bed facility run by the London Regional Cancer Program. Its purpose is to provide lodging for patients who need to travel more than 40 km for their cancer treatments. Patients must be able to take care of themselves and bring their own medication.

Thameswood Lodge
401 Nelson St.
London, ONN6B 1A6
Tel: 519-667-6727
Website: http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Patients_Families_Visitors/LRCP/Thameswood_Lodge/index.htm

Wequedong Lodge of Thunder Bay

The Wequedong Lodge of Thunder Bay is a safe haven for members of Northwestern Ontario First Nation communities receiving health services in Thunder Bay, and provides translation, transportation and referral support services.

Wequedon Lodge of Thunder Bay Administration Office
R.R. #4, 100 Anemki Drive, Suite 104
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1A5
Tel: 807-622-2977
Fax: 807-626-9365
Website: http://weqlodge.org/home/?Welcome

Home Child Care Association of Ontario

This is an association for parents and child care providers, which promotes the licensing of childcare providers. Its goal is to promote quality home child care and protect the rights of the children and the child care providers. The website contains a database of home child care providers in Ontario.

Home Child Care Association of Ontario
756 Ossington Ave.
Toronto, ON M6G 3T9
Tel: 416-233-1506
Fax: 416-530-1924
Email: rhcca@rhcca.ca
Website: http://www.hccao.com/

Ministry of Children and Youth Services

This site includes information for parents on how to choose a child care provider, a search engine to find a child care provider in numerous communities throughout Ontario and information on subsidies provided by the government of Ontario to help parents pay for child care services.

Ministry of Children and Youth Services
ServiceOntario INFOline
M-1B114, Macdonald Block
900 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3
Toll-free: 1-866-821-7770
TTY: 1-800-387-5559
Fax: 416-212-1977
Email:mcsinfo@mcys.gov.on.ca
Website: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/childcare/index.aspx

Ontario Child Care Subsidy Program

Ontario's child care subsidy helps eligible families pay for child care. The Ontario government, municipal governments and First Nations communities share the cost of the program. See website listed below for regional contact information.

Ontario Child Care Subsidy Program
Website: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/childcare/paying/index.aspx#subsidy

Ontario Early Years Centres

The Ontario Early Years Centres provide support and resources on child-related issues for parents, child care providers, and other child care centres. This includes information on choosing a childcare provider as well as a database of Early Years Centres.

Ontario Early Years Centres
Website: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/earlychildhood/oeyc/index.aspx

Northern Health Travel Grant Program

The Northern Health Travel Grants help pay some of the travel related costs for Northern Ontario residents who must travel at least 100 kilometres one-way for medical specialist or designated health care facility services that are not locally available.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Governement of Ontario
INFOline: 1-800-268-1154
TTY: 1-800-387-5559
Website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/northern.aspx

Transportation Assistance

The Canadian Cancer Society offers services to help patients undergoing cancer treatment get to their appointments, through programs such as their volunteer driver service. Contact them to find out what's available in your area.

Canadian Cancer Society
55 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7
Tel: 416-488-5400
Toll-free:1-800-268-8874
Fax: 416-488-2872
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/Ontario/Support%20Services/OD-Transportation.aspx?sc_lang=en


Prince Edward Island

PEI Child Care Subsidy Program

The Child Care Subsidy Program is administered by the four Regional Offices of the Department of Social Services & Seniors in order to help parents with the cost of licensed child care. Full or partial subsidy is available. See website listed below for regional contact information.

PEI Department of Social Services & Seniors
Website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/sss/index.php3?number=20682&lang=E

Canadian Cancer Society Emergency Assistance Program

The Emergency Assistance Program provides assistance with transportation costs for eligible patients from PEI receiving cancer treatment. This applies to travel within Prince Edward Island or in another province.

Canadian Cancer Society
1 Rochford St, Suite 1
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 9L2
Tel: 902-566-4007
Toll-free: 1-866-566-4007
Fax: 902-628-8281
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/prince%20edward%20island/support%20services/pe-emergency%20assistance%20financial.aspx?sc_lang=en


Québec

Jacques-Cantin Lodge

The Jacques-Cantin Lodge is designed for self-sufficient people who come from throughout Quebec for cancer treatments at one of Montreal's hospitals. Special attention is given to the needs of these residents. The objective is to provide them the necessary comfort, but also to make the atmosphere as comforting as home.

Jacques-Cantin Lodge
5151 de l'Assomption Blvd.
Montréal QC H1T 4A9
Tel: 514-255-5151
Toll-free : 1-888-939-3333
Fax: 514-255-2808
Email : lrichard@quebec.cancer.ca
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/Quebec/Support%20Services/QC-Lodges.aspx?sc_lang=en

Quebec – Daycare Financial Assistance

This program, funded by the Government of Saskatchewan, gives a monthly subsidy to parents in order to help them afford child care services. See website listed below for a link to the application form.

Ministry of Social Services
Tel: 306-787-3700
Website: http://www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=c071cd11-aea2-4282-9497-ccca8d405464

Canadian Cancer Society Travel Assistance

The Canadian Cancer Society offers financial assistance for low-income cancer patients which helps to cover transportation costs from home to a treatment centre (radiation therapy, chemotherapy or surgery).

Canadian Cancer Society
5151 de l'Assomption Blvd
Montréal, QC H1T 4A9
Tel: 514-255-5151
Fax: 514-255-2808
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,3182,3649_376341__langId-en,00.html


Saskatchewan

Regina Patient Lodge

Located directly across from the Allan Blair Cancer Centre and Pasqua Hospital, the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge provides a home away from home for patients and their companions. The Lodge was established in 1985 to provide cancer patients and their companions a place to stay while undergoing treatment. Owned, operated and subsidized by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, the Lodge provides board and room in a supportive environment for out-of-town patients.

Regina Cancer Patient Lodge
4-104 Dewdney Ave.
Regina, SK S4T 1A3
Tel: 306-359-3166
Website: http://www.saskcancer.ca/Default.aspx?DN=a0a94c6f-d1f2-4f68-9741-2dfdd654f67b

Saskatoon Patient Lodge

Located across from Royal University Hospital, the Saskatoon Patient Lodge provides a home away from home for patients and their companions. The Lodge was established in 1983 to provide cancer patients and their companions a place to stay while undergoing treatment. Owned, operated and subsidized by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, the Lodge provides board and room in a supportive environment for out-of-town patients.

Saskatoon Patient Lodge
1036 College Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W1
Tel: 306-242-4852
Website: http://www.saskcancer.ca/Default.aspx?DN=291c6c33-b9da-4f26-99a6-66c72a4503d9

Early Learning and Child Care Program

This program provides parents with information on how to choose a child care program, general information on early learning and child care programs and a directory of licensed child care facilities. Visit the website for regional contact information.

Early Learning and Child Care Program
Website: http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/ELCC-Program

Saskatchewan Child Care Subsidy

This program, funded by the Government of Saskatchewan, gives a monthly subsidy to parents in order to help them afford child care services. See website listed below for a link to the application form.

Ministry of Social Services
Tel: 306-787-3700
Website: http://www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=c071cd11-aea2-4282-9497-ccca8d405464

Northern Medical Transportation Program

The Northern Medical Transportation Program has two components: emergency transportation provided by private air carriers, medical taxi, or road ambulance for all northern residents, and non-emergency transportation to assist social assistance clients with access to medical treatment and appointments outside their community.

Saskatchewan Health Ministry
T.C. Douglas Building
3475 Albert St.
Regina, SK S4S 6X6
Tel: 306-787-0146
Toll-free (in SK): 1-800-667-7766
Email: info@health.gov.sk.ca
Website: http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/ambulance

Travel and Accommodation Assistance

The Canadian Cancer Society may be able to help cover some of your travel and accommodation costs while you are receiving treatment.The financial assistance program is designed to assist with the cost of travel for cancer treatment and follow-up appointments at the cancer centres in Saskatoon and Regina as well as at chemotherapy outreach centres in other Saskatchewan communities.

Canadian Cancer Society
1910 McIntyre St.
Regina, SK S4P 2R3
Tel: 306-790-5822
Toll-free: 1-877-977-HOPE (4673)
Fax: 306-569-2133
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/Saskatchewan/Support%20Services/SK-Travel%20and%20accommodation%20assistance.aspx?sc_lang=en

Volunteer Driver Program

The Canadian Cancer Society runs a volunteer driver service in the Regina and Saskatoon areas, to assist patients travelling to their cancer centre.

Canadian Cancer Society
1910 McIntyre St.
Regina, SK S4P 2R3
Tel: 306-790-5803 (Regina) or 306-242-3800 (Saskatoon)
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/Saskatchewan/Support%20Services/SK-Volunteer%20drivers.aspx?sc_lang=en


Yukon

Yukon Child Care Services Unit

The Government of Yukon offers early childhood programs and has a child care services unit, both of which provide information on child care programs and providers, the choice of child care and the subsidies available to parents.

Child Care Services Unit
Tel: 867-667-3492

Website:http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/childcareunit.php

Yukon Child Care Subsidy Program

The subsidy program assists families who need child care for their children and may not be able to afford the cost of child care. The program provides financial help to eligible families whose children attend licensed child care centres or family day homes.

Child Care Services Unit H-10
Yukon Territorial Government
Box 2703
Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6
Tel: 867-667-3492
Website: http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/ccsubsidyinquires.php

Canadian Cancer Society Emergency Aid Program

The Canadian Cancer Society provides limited short-term assistance for transportation and accommodation expenses incurred during treatment.

Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division
565 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4
Toll-free: 1-888-939-3333
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,3182,3278_376561__langId-en,00.html

Medical Travel Program

Yukon residents who find themselves in need of transportation subsidies may be eligible through the Travel for Medical Treatment Program, offered by Yukon Health and Social Services. Transportation costs may be covered if the patient is travelling from the Yukon to the nearest medical treatment centre outside of the province.

Yukon Health and Social Services
Tel: 867-667-5203
Website: http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/medicaltravel.php

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