A volunteer driver and his passenger


We can help get you to your cancer treatments

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We’ll help you get there

Do you need to travel across town — or across the province — to receive cancer treatment? We can help. We will work with you to find the best options to make sure you don’t miss an appointment.

Travel Treatment Fund

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term help to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares.  It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment and live in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec or Saskatchewan.

To apply, complete the following forms:

Send your completed application forms, along with all the required documents, to transportation@cancer.ca. (Note that this is not a protected address.)

If you are not comfortable sending your application by email, please submit your information by fax: 1-866-263-6757.

You can also mail us your application, but it will take longer for us to process it.

Wheels of Hope

Wheels of Hope connects people who need transportation to cancer treatments with volunteer drivers. Our drivers are trained to provide safe and reliable rides to approved cancer treatment facilities.

Freemasons’ Cancer Car Program

This program is a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and the Freemasons of British Columbia and Yukon. Our volunteer drivers are available across BC to help you get to and from your cancer-related appointments. A driver can pick you up at home and take you to a treatment centre and back again. If you are coming from out of town for treatment, they can pick you up from the airport, ferry terminal or bus station and take you to one of our lodges or another place to stay near the cancer clinic.

Air Daffodil

If you live in Labrador, Air Daffodil can help you get to cancer treatments that are included under the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan (MCP). We can provide up to 3 return flights per year, which can be split between you and a family member or caregiver. This service is available to get you to appointments anywhere that PALairlines flies.

To qualify for this program, you will need a letter from your healthcare provider to confirm that you have an appointment at least 7 days before your requested flight. Your family member or caregiver must travel with you to and from the appointment to have their flight paid for.

Find out more about Air Daffodil by calling 1-800-263-6750 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).

Send your confirmation letter to airdaffodil@nl.cancer.ca. (Note that this is not a protected address.)

If you are not comfortable sending your application by email, please submit your information by fax: 1-866-263-6757.

Other resources

Want to know more about our programs and other services that are available in your area? We’re here to help.
The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to acknowledge financial support for the Travel Treatment Fund by the Province of British Columbia.