Métis Nation of Alberta Supports
These programs and services were developed to support you and your loved ones on your cancer journey.
- Aboriginal Traditional Healing — Canadian Cancer Society
Here you can find options for traditional healing methods and ways of knowing (e.g., sweats, smudging, ceremonies, herbal medicines).
- Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic
This virtual clinic provides culturally safe and appropriate care to Indigenous people and their families residing in Alberta.
- Circle of Life — Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association
This website is a great source of information on cancer prevention and cancer screening.
- Indigenous Cancer Health
Alberta Health Services (AHS) provides resources tailored to Indigenous peoples including a video series, guidebook for those newly diagnosed, and more.
- Indigenous Cancer Patient Navigator
If you are an Indigenous cancer patient, you can call the North Zone Navigator or the South Zone Navigator for supports and services in your area.
- Indigenous Cancer Prevention Program
The Âsokêwin Friendship Centre provides education about cancer prevention.
- Indigenous Cancer Sharing Circle
This monthly gathering is a safe space where you can share experiences and build a supportive community.
- Our Voices Blog — Canadian Breast Cancer Network
This blog supports Canadians on their breast cancer journey. It provides information and education resources, including navigation services throughout Canada.
- Services by Zone: Indigenous Health
This site offers a complete list of supports available to you in your area.
AHS Prevention & Screening
Learn how to reduce your risk and access cancer screening programs.
Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
AHS has compiled useful information for those who are newly diagnosed, including what to expect, how to prepare for treatment, resources, and additional supports.
- Alberta’s Province-Wide Service Directory
Here you can find links to cancer resources and programs across the province.
- Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
This website features useful information on types of cancer, types of care, and risk factors.
- Cancer Centre Information
Learn more about Alberta’s 17 cancer centres.
- Find Helpful Resources Poster
This poster has a variety of resources for all stages of the cancer journey.
- Knowledge Resource Service
This website features links to patient resources and supports to help you on your wellness journey.
- Sources of Help in Alberta for People with Cancer Booklet
This booklet features different supports and resources for those living with cancer.
Information About Treatment
Here you will find information and supports about your treatment and tools for managing side effects.
- Canadian Cancer Society
This website can help answer your questions about cancer, and provide community and connection during your journey.
Here is a list of comfortable, supportive, and affordable places to stay while receiving cancer treatment.
- Transportation — Wheels of Hope
For those who need short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of traveling to cancer treatments.
- Hope Air
This organization provides flights and accommodations for those in financial need traveling for medical appointments.
Supportive Care and Living Well
This organization can help you and your family cope with the more difficult feelings and challenges as they arise.
- Cancer Chat Canada
Here you can find professionally led online support groups for Canadians impacted by cancer.
- Classes, Groups, & Events
AHS lists different in-person and online supports for those impacted by cancer.
- Cleaning for a Reason
This non-profit organization offers free home cleaning to those living with cancer.
- Gracefully Yours
This company helps women enjoy greater comfort with mastectomy lingerie, swimwear, breast forms, and post-surgery accessories.
- Queering Cancer
Here you can find cancer information and resources for the LGBTQ2S+ community
Wellspring Alberta operates two centres in Calgary, one in Edmonton and offers a full range of programs online and by phone to support the emotional, social, and practical needs of those living with cancer.
- Young Adult Cancer Canada
This website features different resources created for young adults going through their own cancer journey.
AHS created this webpage to help and support those who have completed their treatment.
- Canadian Cancer Survivor Network
Here you can find information and resources for those living with cancer and the survivors.
Palliative & End of Life Care
AHS has compiled resources to help during this difficult time.
- Canadian Virtual Hospice
This website can provide you with resources if you are dealing with advanced illness, palliative care, and grief.
- Living my Culture
The Canadian Virtual Hospice also built this page as a place where people from various cultures can share their own stories.
Types of Cancer
- Kidney Cancer Canada
This charity provides support, education, and advocacy for care pathways and treatment options.
- Kids with Cancer Society
This website provides unique programs and vital services for children and their families.
- Lung Cancer Canada
Canada’s leading resource for lung cancer education, patient support, research, and advocacy.
- Myeloma Canada
Here you can find general information about treatment options, a patient handbook, and support programs.
- Ovarian Cancer Canada
This website can provide you with a comprehensive guide to inform your journey and online community support.
- Prostate Cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society also provides support groups for those living with prostate cancer, survivors, and their loved ones.
- Prostate Cancer Centre
This website provides support to those diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families through access to personalized care, research, and education.
- Public Health Agency of Canada
This agency implements the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control, provides information on the different types of cancer, and the different stages of the cancer journey.
- Rethink Breast Cancer
This international movement provides education while empowering and advocating for people impacted by breast cancer.
- Thyroid Cancer Canada
This organization provides information and support for those with thyroid cancer, survivors, and their loved ones.