The Compassionate Care: Cancer Transportation Program provides financial assistance to MNA citizens who must travel to their cancer-related appointments.

To apply for this program you must:

  • Be an MNA Citizen.
  • Be traveling to a cancer-related appointment which is more than 50 kilometers from applicant’s primary residence.
  • Provide proof of medical appointment from physician confirming name, date, time, and location.
  • Be 18 years of age or older, or accompanied by a legal guardian who is 18 years of age or older.

Click here to view the application form

If you need help with the application or have any questions, please e-mail: health@metis.org, or call the MNA Head Office at (780) 455-2200 and ask to speak with the Health Programs Administrator.

Completed applications can be sent to the e-mail listed above. Please be sure to read over the eligibility requirements and include relevant documentation before submitting.

This program is offered to eligible participants on a first come, first served basis.

Funding for this program is limited.

Cancer Transportation FAQ

All FAQs

Why only Cancer-related appointments? What is in place for people with other medical needs?

As this program is funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), only those travelling to a cancer-related appointment will be eligible to receive this benefit. For a different service that may help alleviate some of the financial burdens of being away from home for medical appointments, please visit our page on the Medically Necessary Accommodations Program.

What can I be reimbursed for, other than transportation costs?

Parking costs associated with travel to a medical appointment can be reimbursed with  receipts up to a maximum of $40 per appointment. This rate was based on the average cost to purchase a weeklong parking pass at most Alberta medical hospitals.

How long does it take to get reimbursed?

Cheques can sometimes take up to a month or more to be processed and mailed by the MNA.