Getting transportation to treatment
Sometimes simply getting to treatment can be difficult. If you can’t afford the cost of travel, if you are not physically well enough to use public transportation or if you feel uncomfortable facing travel alone, Wheels of Hope can work with you to help find a solution.
Patients registered with the Wheels of Hope transportation service will be picked up and taken to their appointment by a volunteer driver. This is a shared-ride program that not only provides transportation but also offers a friendly, supportive environment along the way.
New patients who register with Wheels of Hope will be required to pay a one-time $100 registration fee. Children 18 years old or under will not be charged. If you are unable to pay the full registration fee, you may be eligible for assistance through the compassionate program. For more information on the registration process, please read the FAQ.
All of the transportation services are coordinated locally. To find out what’s available in your area, contact your local Canadian Cancer Society office, or call toll-free at 1-888-939-3333 or email .
Looking for the Driver Information Centre? If you already are a volunteer driver, check out the Driver Information Centre to learn more about the reimbursement rates.