The Canadian Cancer Society coordinates a Driver Program that matches volunteer drivers with ambulatory patients who are receiving treatment and need rides to get to appointments. A user fee is charged.
Visit the Volunteer Driver Program Office at CancerCare Manitoba:
Main floor - Room 1010
675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Or call the Wheels of Hope (Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Driver Program) office for details at 1-800-263-6750. (This number is used for both registration and booking). Bookings require 3 business days advance notice.
If you live in and around Portage la Prairie, in the Central Plains region of Manitoba, contact:
Central Plains CancerCare Manitoba Services
If you live in the south central area of Manitoba, contact:
South Central Cancer Resource Centre
204-822-9541 or toll-free 1-866-287-4730
Be sure to save receipts for your accommodation and transportation costs and check with Revenue Canada about which expenses might be eligible as income tax deductions.
Also check your medical benefits plan to see what expenses may be covered and talk to your local doctor, nurse or social worker about possible government programs to assist with financial costs.
If your cancer treatment brings you to Winnipeg, accommodations are available at:
Lennox Bell Lodge
60 Pearl Street, Winnipeg
(near the MacCharles Unit, 675 McDermot & adjacent to Health Sciences Centre).
Patient discounts may also be available at some hotels. Please check with Psychosocial Oncology at 204-787-2109 or toll free 1- 866-561-1026 for more details.
Information about accommodation is also available by calling the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division at 204-774-7483.
Ronald McDonald House
If your child has cancer, accommodation is available at Ronald McDonald House. For information, speak to your nurse or social worker, or call 204-774-4777.
A Port in the Storm is a safe, supportive, affordable home-like environment for rural and northern adults and their families who are in Winnipeg for medical treatments. Staying for the first time, requires a referral form from your health care provider (physician, nurse, social worker, patient navigator).
For more information, please call 204-231-0720 or visit www.aportinthestorm.ca