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Cancer and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Our COVID-19 Emergency Fund will support Canadians affected by cancer during this time and all year round.

The health of people affected by cancer is our priority

We’re here to help with cancer and COVID-19 resources and support via Live Chatemail or our toll-free helpline at 1-888-939-3333.

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Cancer and COVID-19

If you have cancer, you may be at risk for more serious outcomes of COVID-19. Find information about cancer and COVID-19 (an illness caused by a new coronavirus), how COVID-19 spreads and how you can protect yourself and others.
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Webinars for people with cancer and their caregivers

The COVID-19 and cancer webinar series provides information and support for people with cancer, their caregivers, friends, and family. Each webinar is presented by an expert speaker and addresses important issues for cancer patients during COVID-19.
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Get support

If you are experiencing fear, anxiety or feelings of isolation thinking about cancer and COVID-19, you’re not alone. Our free and confidential services offer community and connection from the comfort of your home. Wherever you live, you can connect with us and others across the country using our Cancer Information Service helpline, and Cancerconnection.ca peer-support forum.

Our stories

Thinking about COVID-19 and cancer can bring added stress – but we’re here to help you cope. Learn how Canadians have found comfort, compassion and hope using our support programs.
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How you can help

During this COVID-19 pandemic, people with cancer may be among the most vulnerable in our communities. Their care and well-being are our highest priority. Your donation will help ensure we can keep our phone and online support available during this time and all year round.
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Impact on fundraising events

Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and extended physical distancing guidelines, we have cancelled and postponed in-person fundraising activities and events. The health of people with cancer and those in our communities is our first priority. We are offering many virtual events that will continue to support Canadians affected by cancer while ensuring the safety of our participants, donors, volunteers and staff.

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Managing cancer during COVID-19

As you cope with the realities of COVID-19 on our communities, you may have many mixed emotions – and that’s okay. During this time, it can be helpful to focus on what you can control. Our tips on coping with cancer during COVID-19 can help you find your way throughout this time.
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Our advocacy work

We are making sure the needs of Canadians affected by cancer are not forgotten during and long after the pandemic is over.
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 For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak from the Public Health Agency of Canada, visit canada.ca/coronavirus.