Since 2007, Cancer Chat has been providing free and professional-led online support groups for Canadians affected by cancer, including patients, survivors and family members.
Cancer Chat groups are open to patients living anywhere in Canada who are undergoing cancer treatment or living with cancer related challenges after treatment. Groups are also available for family members or friends caring for someone with cancer. These groups meet once a week for 90 minutes, for about 10 to 12 weeks, in a live "chat" room on the Internet. You can register for upcoming groups by completing our online registration form.
The program, originally named Cancer Chat Canada was developed and hosted by BC Cancer Agency, in collaboration with other Canadian cancer agencies providing in kind support. The program was funded by the Canadian Partnership against Cancer (CPAC) up until 2015.
In 2016, CPAC continued to provide funding to help the program transition to the new leadership. Now called Cancer Chat at de Souza Institute (or simply Cancer Chat), the program is now administered through the de Souza Institute at University Health Network. This funding period has now been completed.
Moving forward, Cancer Chat relies on donations and sponsorships from community organizations to continue to provide cancer patients, survivors and their families access to free online support groups.
Cancer Chat gratefully acknowledges the support of each of our program partners, who contributes funding and resources to the development of online support groups.
Cancer Chat gratefully acknowledges the support of each of our sponsors, who contributes funding and resources to the development of selected online support groups.