A volunteer driver and his passenger
HOW WE CAN HELP

Transportation — Wheels of Hope

We can help get you to your cancer treatments.

Some programs may be temporarily unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check your local programs or call an information specialist at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934). We are also taking care to protect the safety and well-being of our clients and volunteers. This includes implementing a mandatory vaccination policy  for all volunteer drivers and CCS staff, making accommodations for medical and religious exemptions where possible. 

We’ll help you get there

Do you need to travel across town — or across the province — to receive cancer treatment? We can help. We will work with you to help you find the best option for travelling to your treatment.

Talk to an information specialist about transportation options

Email

Email us through our contact form

Live Chat

Use the live chat located at the bottom right of your screen

Toll-free

1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934)

Below are a list of services available in each province.

If you live in Alberta

Our driving program connects people who need transportation to cancer treatments with volunteer drivers. Our drivers are trained to provide safe and reliable rides to approved cancer treatment facilities. Contact us to find out more about this program in your area.

Honda Canada Foundation is a National Presenting Sponsor of the Wheels of Hope program. 

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

How to apply 

To apply, complete and submit the following forms. (See Section 7 of the Travel Treatment Application for the address where to send your completed forms.) 

If you live in British Columbia

This program is a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and the Freemasons of British Columbia and Yukon. Our volunteer drivers are available across BC to help you get to and from your cancer-related appointments. A driver can pick you up at home and take you to a treatment centre and back again. If you are coming from out of town for treatment, they can pick you up from the airport, ferry terminal, or bus station and take you to one of our lodges or another place to stay near the cancer clinic. Find out where this program operates.

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

How to apply 

To apply, complete and submit the following forms. (See Section 7 of the Travel Treatment Application for the address where to send your completed forms.) 

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to acknowledge the financial support for the Travel Treatment Fund by the Province of British Columbia.

If you live in Manitoba

Our driving program connects people who need transportation to cancer treatments with volunteer drivers. Our drivers are trained to provide safe and reliable rides to approved cancer treatment facilities. Contact us to find out more about this program in your area.

Honda Canada Foundation is a National Presenting Sponsor of the Wheels of Hope program. 

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to acknowledge the financial support for the Wheels of Hope program by the Government of Manitoba. 

We acknowledge the long-standing relationship of The Freemasons of Manitoba as a lead supporter of the Wheels of Hope transportation program in Manitoba.

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

How to apply 

To apply, complete and submit the following forms. (See Section 7 of the Travel Treatment Application for the address where to send your completed forms.) 

If you live in New Brunswick

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

How to apply 

To apply, complete and submit the following forms. (See Section 7 of the Travel Treatment Application for the address where to send your completed forms.) 

If you live in Newfoundland and Labrador

If you live in Labrador, Air Daffodil can help you get to cancer treatments that are included under the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan (MCP). We can provide up to 3 return flights per year, which can be split between you and a family member or caregiver. This service is available to get you to appointments anywhere that PAL Airlines flies.

To qualify for this program, you will need a letter from your healthcare provider to confirm that you have an appointment at least 7 days before your requested flight. Your family member or caregiver must travel with you to and from the appointment to have their flight paid for.

Find out more about Air Daffodil by:

  • calling 1-888-939-3333 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)
  • emailing airdaffodil@cancer.ca (note that this is not a protected address)

If you live in Nova Scotia

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

How to apply 

To apply, complete and submit the following forms. (See Section 7 of the Travel Treatment Application for the address where to send your completed forms.) 

If you live in Ontario

Air Daffodil is available to people who need to travel 100 km or more to receive cancer treatment. We can help arrange flights and ground transportation, such as bus tickets, taxi vouchers or volunteer drivers. This service is made possible through the Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG) program. 

Find out more about Air Daffodil by

  • calling 1-888-939-3333 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)
  • emailing airdaffodil@cancer.ca (note that this is not a protected address)

Our driving program connects people who need transportation to cancer treatments with volunteer drivers. Our drivers are trained to provide safe and reliable rides to approved cancer treatment facilities. Contact us to find out more about this program in your area.

Honda Canada Foundation is a National Presenting Sponsor of the Wheels of Hope program.

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

How to apply 

To apply, complete and submit the following forms. (See Section 7 of the Travel Treatment Application for the address where to send your completed forms.) 

If you live in Prince Edward Island

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

How to apply 

To apply, complete and submit the following forms. (See Section 7 of the Travel Treatment Application for the address where to send your completed forms.) 

If you live in Quebec

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term help to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

To apply, complete and submit the following forms:

If you live in Saskatchewan

Our driving program connects people who need transportation to cancer treatments with volunteer drivers. Our drivers are trained to provide safe and reliable rides to approved cancer treatment facilities. Contact us to find out more about this program in your area.

Honda Canada Foundation is a National Presenting Sponsor of the Wheels of Hope program.

Our Travel Treatment Fund offers short-term financial assistance to cover some costs of travelling to cancer treatments. This includes expenses like fuel and taxi or public transit fares. It is available to people with a low income who are currently receiving cancer treatment.

How to apply 

To apply, complete and submit the following forms. (See Section 7 of the Travel Treatment Application for the address where to send your completed forms.)