At Lymphoma Canada, our mission is to help connect patients and caregivers with different support systems within their community. This can include specific lymphoma support groups, larger community support gatherings, or general assistance programs. By connecting with others that have gone through similar experiences, you can receive valuable information about your lymphoma, as well as support and comfort. Lymphoma support groups provide patients with an opportunity to meet other lymphoma patients and caregivers and to talk about the impact of diagnosis, including emotions and fears associated with cancer, its disruption to one’s life and family, concerns for the future, and strategies that patients might use to cope.

Lymphoma Canada participates in two support groups in Ontario, the SouthWestern Ontario Chapter (SWO) and the Westerkirk Wellspring Lymphoma Support Group. However, there are also many other wonderful support groups that you can join in your area. Please see the list of support groups in the navigation panel below.

NAVIGATION

 

  • RESOURCES

  •  General Support Programs (Online Access)

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Cancer Chat CanadaGroups meet once a week for 90 minutes, as part of an 8-10 week session. Meetings are held in a live “chat” room on the Internet.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.Visit https://cancerchat.desouzainstitute.com/
    Canadian Cancer SocietyOnline Community

    Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm

    Helps people with cancer and cancer survivors as well as their loved ones and caregivers. Connect with others who know what you are going through.View https://action.cancer.ca/en/living-with-cancer/how-we-can-help/connect-with-our-online-community

    Further cancer information and support:
    Telephone: 1 888 939‑3333
    Email: info@sic.cancer.ca

    Look Good Feel Good ProgramFree in-person support group but operating online during COVID-19The Look Good Feel Better workshops is dedicated to empowering women by managing the effects that cancer has on your appearance, and often your morale. Offering a unique sense of community, you’ll be part of a small group of women, who have different cancer diagnoses and who are going through different treatments. Come together to learn and share.To learn more about this program visit https://lgfb.ca/en/

    Register for a workshop at https://lgfb.ca/en/workshop/register-workshop/

    Lymphoma Helpline – Lymphoma Research FoundationHelpline – Telephone Service

    Available Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm ET

    Provides individualized support, answers to lymphoma-related questions, and additional resources.Call the helpline at (800) 500-9976, or email helpline@lymphoma.org, or visit http://www.lymphoma.org/
    Wellspring Lymphoma Canada Support GroupUpcoming dates:
    Wed., Jul 7, 2021: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Wed., Aug 4, 2021: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Wed., Sep 1, 2021: 1:00pm – 2:30pm All times are in EDT
    Wellspring hosts a Lymphoma Canada Support Group for patients.Please register https://wellspring.ca/online-programs/programs/all-programs/lymphoma-canada-support-group/
    Health UnlockedOnline chat room community of lymphoma patients and caregivers across Canada.Chat groups are open to patients living anywhere in Canada who are undergoing cancer treatment or living with cancer-related challenges.Learn More: https://healthunlocked.com/
    Webmagic Discussion BoardsDiscussion boards for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomaOpen to patients living anywhere in Canada.Visit https://forums.lymphoma.com/#lymphoma-support.5

    ALBERTA

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Alberta Cancer Foundation – Patient Navigator ProgramContact the Alberta Cancer Foundation for information.Support provided for patients and families in rural Alberta – outside of the two largest cities. This is a telephone service.Find/call the Patient Navigator closest to you by visiting https://www.albertacancer.ca/find-a-navigator/ or contact the Alberta cancer foundation at Toll-free: 1 866-412-4222, Telephone: 780-643-4400 , Fax: 780-643-4398
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaTwo virtual support groups available: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm MST
    Fourth Wednesday of every other month, 7:00 pm MST
    Virtual
    Based out of Edmonton as well as BC and prairie region (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan)
    Contact: Desiree Naylor: desiree.naylor@lls.org
    The Caregiver Support Community – Caregivers AlbertaCaregiver Support Community groups are offered three times a week- on Monday morning, Tuesday evening, and Thursday afternoon.Please note that you will receive an online Zoom link to the group on the day before the event. This group is virtual.Visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/caregiver-support-community-online-tickets-92104181085

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    BC Cancer AgencyA full set of programs can be found via the BC Cancer Agency website
    http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/our-services/services/support-programs
    Virtual Meetings due to COVID-19 (plan to return to in-person once it is safe to do so).
    In-person meetings normally occur in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Prince George, Surrey.
    Please contact the specific representative for each program you are interested in registering for.
    CallanishFull calendar of programs can be found through https://www.callanish.org/calendarHosting Virtual Meetings due to COVID-19
    In-person events will occur back at the Callanish location in Vancouver.
    Telephone: 604 732 0633
    Email: info@callanish.org
    Fax: 604 732 0689
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaTwo virtual support groups available: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm MST
    Fourth Wednesday of every other month, 7:00 pm MST
    Based out of Edmonton as well as BC and prairie region (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan)  Online meetings due to COVID-19.Contact: Desiree Naylor: desiree.naylor@lls.org

    MANITOBA

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Cancer Care ManitobaMonday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.In response to the COVID-19 situation in Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba has made changes to some of our counseling and patient and family support services. Cancer patients or their families who are in need of counseling support can still receive services via telephone.Receive services by calling 204-787-2109 or toll-free at 1-866-561-1026

    for more information including contact info if you are living outside of Winnipeg, visit https://www.cancercare.mb.ca/Patient-Family/support-services/programs-and-support-groups

    Information for rural patients can be found at, 204-784-0225, or by visiting https://www.cancercare.mb.ca/Patient-Family/information-for-rural-patients

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaTwo virtual support groups available: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm MST
    Fourth Wednesday of every other month, 7:00 pm MST
    Virtual
    Based out of Edmonton as well as BC and prairies region (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan)
    Contact: Desiree Naylor: desiree.naylor@lls.org

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaOne virtual support group available: 2nd Thursday of each month,

    6:00 pm ET

    Virtual
    Ontario/Atlantic Constituents – virtual support group
    Contact Charlotte Hall-Coates or Leslie-Ann Guiney: Charlotte.Hall-Coates@lls.org // Leslie-Ann.Guiney@lls.org

    NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Eastern Health – Cancer Patient NavigationCancer patient navigators are located across the province and can be contacted by telephone.Can be contacted by telephone or visit https://cancercare.easternhealth.ca/patients-and-family/patient-navigation/.To contact a cancer patient navigator, please call: 1 (855) 848-3888 (toll-free), or call your local cancer patient navigator.
    St. John’s: 709-777-2094 or 709-777-2368
    Clarenville: 709-466-5763
    Central: 709-256-5571
    Western: 709-784-5010
    St. Anthony: 709-454-3999For more information, visit https://cancercare.easternhealth.ca/patients-and-family/patient-navigation/
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaOne virtual support group available: 2nd Thursday of each month,

    6:00 pm ET

    Virtual
    Ontario/Atlantic Constituents – virtual support group
    Contact Charlotte Hall-Coates or Leslie-Ann Guiney: Charlotte.Hall-Coates@lls.org // Leslie-Ann.Guiney@lls.org

    NOVA SCOTIA

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaOnline support group available: 2nd Thursday of each month,

    6:00 pm ET

    Held Online
    Ontario/Atlantic Constituents – virtual support group
    Charlotte Hall-Coates or Leslie-Ann Guiney: Charlotte.Hall-Coates@lls.org // Leslie-Ann.Guiney@lls.org
    Nova Scotia Health – Cancer Care ProgramVaries depending on the service providedServices are available province-wide – in-person and virtual.To find a support group in your area call:
    Toll-free: 1-866-599-2267
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre: 902-473-6067
    Sydney, Cape Breton Cancer Care Centre: 902-567-8551
    For all other areas, contact the Cancer Patient Navigator at 1-866-524-1234To contact the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program, email: cancercareinfo@nshealth.ca, or call toll-free: 1-866-599-2267

    ONTARIO

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Georgian Bay Cancer Support CentreSeveral support groups and services provided monthly.Online virtual eventsPlease call 705-549-6444; use ext. 201 if prompted to leave a message
    or email ewalter@gbcancersupportcentre.ca
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaOne virtual support group available: 2nd Thursday of each month,

    6:00 pm ET

    Virtual Support Group
    Ontario/Atlantic Constituents – virtual support group
    Contact Charlotte Hall-Coates or Leslie-Ann Guiney: Charlotte.Hall-Coates@lls.org // Leslie-Ann.Guiney@lls.org
    SW Ontario ChapterFirst Wednesday of February, May, August, November. 6:30-8:30 pm. Previously held in-person at the Village at Winston Park in Kitchener.This Support Group will be held virtually.Mary Jon Lachance, Chair. Email: mjlachance@golden.net
    Lymphoma Support Group of OttawaTwo virtual support groups available: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm MST
    Fourth Wednesday of every other month, 7:00 pm MST
    Meet first Tuesday of each month from October to December 2021 and February to June 2022 (4 pm – 6 pm)(613) 232-7795
    http://www.lsgo.ca
    Toronto CLL Support GroupEvery two months from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on the second Monday of the month, until November 14, 2022. See exact dates by visiting https://cllsociety.org/event/toronto-cll-support-group-2-2020-03-09-2020-05-11-2020-06-08-2020-11-09/all/This Support Group will be held virtually. Support group members will receive an invitation to register for the meeting from the support group facilitator.If you have questions prior to signing up, please email support@cllsociety.org and include the name “Toronto CLL Support Group” in the email.
    The Hearth PlaceOnline support groups are currently available on the Wellwood website. https://www.wellwood.ca/calendar/The Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, 86 Colborne St. W.All are welcome. Some programs require registration due to numbers, others are walk-in.  Please call for details 905.667.8870.
    Wellspring Lymphoma Canada Support GroupUpcoming dates:
    Wed., Jul 7, 2021: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Wed., Aug 4, 2021: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Wed., Sep 1, 2021: 1:00pm – 2:30pm All times are in EDT
    Wellspring hosts a Lymphoma Canada Support Group for patients.Please register https://wellspring.ca/online-programs/programs/all-programs/lymphoma-canada-support-group/

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaOne virtual support group available: 2nd Thursday of each month,
    6:00 pm ET
    Ontario/Atlantic Constituents – virtual support group”Contact Charlotte Hall-Coates or Leslie-Ann Guiney: Charlotte.Hall-Coates@lls.org // Leslie-Ann.Guiney@lls.org
    PEI Cancer Patient Navigation ProgramProvince-wide support through phone and email.Online through email or call through telephone.Access the PEI Cancer Patient Navigator
    Telephone: (902) 894-2552
    Toll-Free: 1-877-511-5177
    Fax: (902) 894-2187
    Email: cancerpatientnavigator@ihis.org

    QUEBEC

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    CLL CanadaThe second Wednesday of January, April & October, and the third Wednesday of June. Please email to register. Please be advised that upcoming meetings will take place on Zoom.Email to be notified about locations and zoom links.Raymond Vles
    Email: llcmontreal.info@gmail.com
    Hope and CopeCoping with Cancer online event scheduled on July 16, 2021, & July 30, 2021 (1:00 pm- 2:30 pm). Visit calendar to look for more upcoming events – http://hopeandcope.ca/events-activities/Hope & Cope is funded by the community and is located at the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre and the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre. Due to covid-19, all in-person activities (programs, support groups, and classes) are suspended at our Wellness Centre until further notice. Virtual programs are still being offered at this time.To find out more about our support groups, please call 514 340-3616 or
    514) 340-8222 ext. 25531
    Info – Cancer HotlineMonday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.Hotline – TelephoneCall the hotline at 1 800 363-0063, or email infocancer@fqc.qc.ca
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaTwo virtual support groups available:
    · Third Thursday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm EDT
    · LCC (French) Second Wednesday of every third month from 6 pm to 8 pm
    Virtual – Quebec ConstituentsContact: Jolyane Pelletier: Jolyane.Pelletier@lls.org
    Quebec Cancer Foundation and The Felix Program (Cancer 15-39 ans.)Virtual or in-person visits in selected places/programsRegistration is required for the program. In addition, the Quebec Cancer Foundation offers many activities such as Qi Gong, meditation, coffee meetings, outings in the city, and more.To learn more about the services provided by the Felix program, visit: https://www.cancer15-39.com/services-ressources/services-mieux-etre/

    To learn more about the services provided by the Felix program, visit https://fqc.qc.ca/fr/besoin-d-aide/autres-services

    WICWC Support GroupAt this time, support groups are virtual. For more information regarding programs, visit https://wicwc.com/services/. You can also visit the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre calendar at https://wicwc.com/monthly-calendar/.West Island Cancer Wellness Centre – 115 rue Du Barry
    At this time, support groups are virtual.
    Phone: 514.695.9355
    Email: info@wicwc.org

    SASKATCHEWAN

    Program NameWhenLocationContact Information
    Hope Cancer Help Centre – CanCope & Healing Through Relaxation Support GroupMeet twice a month129 D Pinehouse Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7K 5W1
    Phone: 306 955 4673
    Fax: 306 955 4678Email: hopesaskatoon@sasktel.net
    Saskatchewan Cancer AgencyFor a list of events, please see http://www.saskcancer.ca/patients-and-families-articles/support-services-calendars

    Some additional groups include; Anticipatory Grief, and Body Image.

    For further information on virtual groups, as well as in-person groups as Covid-19 restrictions lessen, call 306-766-2973

    Due to precautions around COVID-19, all community gatherings at Cancer Agency facilities are temporarily suspended. Some support services are available online. The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency operates two treatment facilities; the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina, and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.For more information, please call 639-625-2010 or email info@saskcancer.ca
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CanadaTwo virtual support groups available: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm MST
    Fourth Wednesday of every other month, 7:00 pm MST
    Virtual for BC and prairie provinces (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan)For more information contact: Desiree Naylor: desiree.naylor@lls.org