Appointments are required. Appointments can be in-person or online (virtual). Please call us at 204-787-4180 or toll-free at 1-866-561-1026 to arrange an appointment.
How we look can have an impact on how we feel. One of the side effects of cancer treatments may be hair loss and other appearance-related changes. CancerCare Manitoba’s Guardian Angel Caring Room is a place where you can receive help with this from compassionate, knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
Wig Lending Service
The Caring Room offers wigs, head coverings and laryngectomy stoma covers at no cost.
Patients of CancerCare Manitoba experiencing hair loss can borrow one wig and four head coverings at a time All wigs are cleaned and sanitized before being loaned out. Patients are asked to return the items when they are no longer needed.
To make a fitting appointment or for more information, please call:
Guardian Angel Caring Room
675 McDermot Avenue
Phone: 204-787-4180 or toll-free 1-866-561-1026
Monday - Friday
St. Boniface Hospital *CLOSED*
For additional information and a list of retail outlets, please view the Guardian Angel Caring Room Brochure.
The Caring Room accepts wig and headwear donations as part of the loaning service for cancer patients. If you are unsure about items you want to donate, please call us at 204-787-4180.
The Look Good Feel Better Program provides free workshops for skincare, makeup and head-covering techniques.
Promoted by CancerCare Manitoba, this initiative of the Cosmetics Alliance Canada is a national program to help women with cancer learn techniques to �manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment.
For more information or to register for a workshop, please call 1-800-914-5665.
Due to infection control standards and space limitations, the Guardian Angel Caring Room does not accept hair donations at CancerCare Manitoba. Please search online for a charity of your choice.
Here are two charities for you to consider if you wish to make a hair donation:
If you are thinking of turning your hair donation into a fundraising event to support patients on a cancer journey, please contact email@example.com or call 204-787-4143 or toll-free at 1-877-407-2223.
The Guardian Angel Caring Room provides copies of sewn, knit and crocheted headwear patterns for patients and families.
If you would like to make and donate any headwear items, please contact the coordinator at 204-787-4180 before you start to discuss what is needed.
YARN REQUIREMENTS - Superwash wool, Merino wool, 100% cotton, and Pima cotton. Cotton-acrylic blend is welcome, provided it contains less than 50% acrylic.
Please avoid using 100% acrylic.
These patterns are also available electronically. Please click on this link to see the most popular patterns.
|Three Panel Turban||Gretchen's Caps (crochet)|
|CancerCare 4 Panel Beanie Pattern||Head Huggers Crochet Pattern 9|
|CancerCare Self Lined Relaxed Fit Beanie||Crochet Peaked Hat|
|CancerCare Adult Beanie 2.0 Pattern||Head Huggers Crochet pattern 7|
|CancerCare Easy Wrap Turban Pattern||Popular Knits|
|Tie Back (or Head-n-Tails)|
|CancerCare Adult Beanie Pattern|