HOW WE CAN HELP

Accommodation

We can help you find comfortable, supportive and affordable places to stay while you are receiving cancer treatment.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking care to protect the safety and well-being of guests, caregivers, volunteers and staff. This includes offering private rooms at all of our lodges. Please contact our lodges for details.

Stay with us

Our lodges are welcoming homes away from home for people with cancer who need to travel to receive treatment. Our caring staff and volunteers are trained to help meet your practical needs during cancer treatment. The lodges also offer social and emotional support through different programs and activities. They are places where you can meet other people with cancer and their families, who understand what you are going through.

Each lodge has unique amenities and services available.

Benefit of staying at our lodges

Affordable and accessible  

Our lodges offer an affordable place to stay for people with cancer and their caregivers. They are located near cancer treatment centres and major hospitals. Each lodge offers a variety of amenities to make you feel at home.

Welcoming and supportive

Staying at our lodges can make you feel supported, informed and empowered. The family-like atmosphere offers comfort and friendship during your stay. It can also help you develop a support network for when you return home. 

Connected to a hub of services 

Our lodges offer a variety of services from wellness programs to wig and breast prosthesis programs. We provide emotional and psychological support that can help you after you leave our lodge to continue your cancer journey.

If you live in British Columbia

We have 4 lodges in British Columbia for people who need to travel away from home to receive cancer treatment. 

Jean C Barber Lodge

Location

575 West 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C3
Phone: 604-879-9131
Fax: 604-675-7131

The lodge is conveniently located close to downtown Vancouver. It is near the BC Cancer Agency and the Vancouver General Hospital, Eye Care Centre and Skin Care Centre. The lodge has easy access to transit and is close to shops and restaurants.

The Canadian Cancer Society Lodge is undergoing renovations. During construction, we will continue to provide accommodation to people with cancer and their caregivers at our temporary location.

Accommodations

Our facility offers a total of 32 rooms with 62 beds for people with cancer and their caregivers. Most are shared occupancy (2 beds per room) with an attached bathroom. We have 2 private rooms.

We charge a subsidized rate of $52 per bed per night, which includes 3 delicious meals and 2 snacks.

Amenities 

The following are available to our guests:

  • lounge
  • dining room
  • outdoor patio
  • activity room (TV, computers, games)
  • library and resource room
  • laundry room
  • free Wi-Fi

Services

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we offer:

  • meals and snacks
  • wig and breast prothesis services
  • relaxation sessions
  • healing touch sessions
  • yoga, meditation, relaxation and breathing sessions

Vancouver Island Lodge

Location

2202 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC, V8R 4R5 
Phone: 250-592-2662 
Fax: 250-592-7616

The lodge is near the Royal Jubilee Hospital and within walking distance of the BC Cancer Agency. It has easy access to public transit, shopping, banking and entertainment. The lodge is open 24 hours a day Monday to Friday. It is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Accommodations

Our facility offers a total of 21 rooms with 39 beds for people with cancer and their caregivers. Most are shared occupancy (2 beds per room) with an attached bathroom. We have 2 wheelchair-accessible rooms.

We charge a subsidized rate of $52 per bed per night, which includes 3 delicious meals and 2 snacks.

Amenities

The following are available to our guests:

  • TV lounges
  • outdoor patio
  • activity rooms (computer, wireless internet, games, pool table, exercise equipment, lending library)
  • laundry room
  • free Wi-Fi
  • free parking (12 spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis)

Services

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we offer:

  • meals and snacks
  • shuttle program led by volunteer drivers to help you get to and from the BC Cancer Agency
  • wig and breast prothesis services
  • Look Good Feel Better program
  • wellness programs such as mindfulness, music and art
  • supportive care programs

Sounthern Interior Rotary Lodge

Location

330 Strathcona Ave
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5K7
Phone: 250-712-2203 or 1-877-712-2203
Fax: 250-712-2275
 
The Lodge is located next to the cancer clinic and hospital. It is close to Okanagan Lake, city parks and downtown Kelowna. The lodge operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and only closes during Christmas Holidays. 

Accommodations

Our facility offers a total of 19 rooms with 35 beds for people with cancer and their caregivers. Most are shared occupancy (2 beds per room) with an attached bathroom. We also have 2 rooms with queen-sized beds and 2 wheelchair-accessible rooms.

We charge a subsidized rate of $52 per bed per night, which includes 3 delicious meals and 2 snacks.

Amenities

The following are available to our guests:

  • lounge
  • dining room
  • outdoor patio
  • activity room (TV, computers, internet, games, pool table)
  • Daffodil Shop
  • library and resource room
  • laundry room
  • free Wi-Fi
  • free parking
  • gym

Services

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we offer:

  • meals and snacks
  • volunteer driver program to help you get to and from medical appointments
  • wig and breast prosthesis services
  • wellness and supportive care programs such as dog therapy, art and music sessions
  • Look Good Feel Better program

Kordyban Lodge

Location

1100 Alward Street
Prince George, BC, V2M 7B1
Phone: 250-562-3535

The lodge is located next to the BC Cancer Centre for the North and University Hospital of Northern BC. The lodge operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and only closes during Christmas Holidays. 

Accommodations

Our facility offers a total of 18 rooms with 34 beds for people with cancer and their caregivers. Most are shared occupancy (2 beds per room) with an attached bathroom. We have 4 wheelchair-accessible rooms.

We charge a subsidized rate of $52 per bed per night, which includes 3 delicious meals and 2 snacks.

Amenities

The following are available to our guests:

  • dining room
  • lounge
  • outdoor patio and BBQ
  • Novak Family Spiritual and Meditation Room
  • activity room (TV, computers, internet, games, pool table)
  • library and resource room
  • free Wi-Fi
  • laundry room
  • gym
  • free parking

Services

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we offer:

  • meals and snacks
  • volunteer driver program to help you get to and from medical appointments
  • wig and breast prosthesis services
  • Look Good Feel Better program
  • wellness and supportive care programs such as dog therapy, art and music sessions

If you live in Newfoundland and Labrador

Daffodil Place offers a home away from home for people with cancer and their caregivers who live far away from St. John’s and must travel there to receive cancer care.

 Daffodil Place

Location

70 Ropewalk Lane
St. John’s, NL, A1E 5T2
Phone: 1-888-753-6520
 

The lodge is a 5-minute drive from the Dr H Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and the St. Clair’s Mercy Hospital. It is within walking distances of grocery stores, pharmacies and other amenities. The lodge operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Reservations can be made 24 hours a day seven days a week. They are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are made based on availability and a request made for you through the healthcare system.

 
Accommodations

Our facility offers a total of 24 rooms with 35 beds for people with cancer and their caregivers. We charge a subsidized rate of $30 per bed per night for first person and $20 for every additional person. This fee includes 3 delicious meals and 2 snacks.

Our facility welcomes people with cancer, as well as a caregiver or loved one. Our private rooms offer:

  • either 2 single beds or 1 queen-sized bed, with an attached bathroom (2 rooms are wheelchair-accessible)
  • telephone for free local calls
  • satellite TV
  • internet access
  • small refrigerator
  • linens and towels

Amenities

The following are available to our guests:

  • dining room
  • laundry room
  • gym
  • access to tablets and free Wi-Fi
  • lounge
  • meditation garden

Services

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we offer:

  • meals and snacks
  • volunteer driver program to help clients who do not have other transportation get to and from medical appointments
  • recreational activities, such as music nights, bingo, dog therapy and social events 
  • cancer support groups
  • wig and breast prosthesis services
  • wellness and other supportive care programs

If you live in Nova Scotia

Sobey Cancer Support Centre

Location

5826 South Street
Halifax, NS, B3H 1S6
Phone: 902-423-6183 or 1-800-639-0222

The Sobey Cancer Support Centre is within walking distance of all cancer treatment facilities. Two bus stops are located right outside the lodge. The lodge is open 7 days a week. The front desk is attended 24 hours a day. Lodge staff are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Accommodations

Our facility welcomes people with cancer, as well as up to 2 family members or caregivers. We have a total of 32 shared-occupancy rooms, 2 of which are wheelchair accessible. Our rooms include:

  • a private bathroom
  • free Wi-Fi
  • some toiletries, as well as laundry detergent and fabric softener, are available at reception

Our lodge is available at a subsidized rate of $85 per bed per night, which includes 3 delicious meals and 2 snacks.

Amenities

The following are available to our guests:

  • dining room
  • lounge
  • TV rooms
  • computers with internet access
  • multi-purpose room (sewing machine, ping-pong table, puzzles, cards, art and craft supplies)
  • exercise room (treadmill, elliptical machine, stationary cycle, free weights)
  • yoga room
  • outdoor patio
  • laundry room
 Services

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we offer:

  • meals and snacks
  • free parking (limited spaces assigned by lottery each week) and paid parking close to the lodge
  • weekly activities
  • support groups and information sessions
  • wig and breast prosthesis services
  • healing touch sessions
  • wellness and other supportive care programs such as dog therapy, nutrition, music and art sessions 

If you live in Quebec

The Jacques-Cantin Lodge offers a home away from home to people who need to travel to Montreal for their cancer treatment.

Jacques Cantin Lodge

Location

5151 de l’Assomption Blvd
Montreal, QC, H1T 4A9 
Phone: 514-255-5151 or 1-888-939-3333
Fax: 514-255-2808

The Jacques-Cantin lodge is right beside the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. It is close to public transportation (the Assomption metro station is just a few minutes away) and major roads. The lodge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except some statutory holidays).

Accommodations

Bed linens, pillows, towels and washcloths are provided in our 3 types of rooms:

  • semi-private rooms have 2 single beds, a divider curtain for greater privacy and an attached bathroom with shower
  • private rooms have a double bed and sofa (the bathroom with shower is shared with another private room)
  • private with companion rooms (which you can share with a family member or caregiver) have 2 single beds and an attached private bathroom with a shower and bath

Our lodge charges a nominal fee of $30 per bed per night to people with cancer, $50 per bed per night for caregivers and $80 per bed per night for other clients. Our prices include 3 meals and 2 snacks.

Amenities

The following are available to our guests:

  • dining room
  • games room
  • library
  • lounge
  • exercise room
  • TV rooms
  • outdoor patio
  • laundry room
  • limited parking spaces reserved for 20 minutes or less, limited free parking is available on the street and paid parking is available next door.
  • free Wi-Fi
 Services

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we offer:

  • meals and snacks
  • recreational activities (massages, bingo, movie nights, arts and crafts workshops, and cultural outings)
  • volunteer-led shuttle program to help you get to and from medical appointments
  • wig and breast prosthesis services
  • wellness and supportive care programs such as art, music, nutrition sessions

If you live elsewhere in Canada

If you need to travel away from home to receive cancer treatment and you live outside of British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Quebec, use our Community Services Locator to find a place to stay.

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