What We Do
We are transforming supportive cancer care by bringing together community-based supports and services. We engage in system planning and contribute to medical research to ensure the most promising evidence-informed practices are available for everyone affected by cancer.
Through collaboration with more than 50 community partners, the Community Cancer Hub offers a single referral point that connects anyone impacted by cancer, including individuals diagnosed with cancer, families and caregivers, to programs and services that best suit their needs.
Supportive cancer care in Ottawa is essential to address the multifaceted needs of cancer patients and their families. It provides emotional, psychological, and practical support, helping individuals cope with the physical and emotional challenges of cancer treatment. It improves overall quality of life, reduces stress, and enhances treatment outcomes. Additionally, supportive care services in Ottawa offer essential resources and information, fostering a sense of community and empowerment during a difficult journey.
With your generous support, we are navigating cancer together.
Supportive Cancer Care
We play a vital role in the cancer care team, ensuring patients and families receive free holistic supports throughout their journey. At the Community Cancer Hub in the Maplesoft-Jones Centre, we provide comprehensive care with a multidisciplinary team offering emotional, psychological, social, symptom management, fitness, nutrition, and financial support. Our services include individual counselling, foot care, pharmacy consultations, support groups, caregiver assistance, children’s programs, financial aid, transportation support, return-to-work planning, end-of-life care, and bereavement services. Our diverse programs promote well-being, enhancing the quality of life for our community members.
Cancer System Navigation
The healthcare system can seem fragmented and complex when you are facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment. This free service, offered by registered healthcare professionals, provides vital support by simplifying the system and connecting patients with available services, supports and resources. This approach empowers the individual, enhances health literacy and aids vulnerable individuals in overcoming healthcare barriers, ensuring smoother transitions in care.
We support cancer research in our community by collaborating with local research institutions, connecting participants to relevant research, providing research grants where appropriate, hosting seminars and workshops to share knowledge, conducting community consultations and increasing access to information on local research and clinical trials. Our commitment to research advancement helps drive innovation and address community-specific challenges.
Our programs and services are offered in the City of Ottawa and surrounding area and we respectfully acknowledge that we are on the unceded, un-surrendered Algonquin Anishinaabe territory. The Peoples of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this Land. As The Ottawa Cancer Foundation moves forward on our journey of discovery, self-reflection and change, our intention is to listen more deeply and purposefully. We commit to understanding new perspectives, and learning from Indigenous Peoples, Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
We recognize this continuous and intentional process to build strong relationships with our Indigenous communities and the support of reconciliation demands courage, kindness, curiosity and humility.
We honour all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this Land known as Turtle Island.