Online Resources

Introducing our New Monthly Information Highlight

This month’s information highlight is a Ted Talk presented by William Li. William goes into a new treatment idea for cancer: can we fight cancer by starving the blood vessels that feed our cancer cells? 

Additional Resources

Government of Canada

Program

Who is Eligible? 

How to Access
Employment Insurance (EI)Those who have lost their job due to no fault of their ownCanada.ca
EI Sickness BenefitsYou are unable to work due to medical reasonsCanada.ca
Caregiver BenefitsYou are unable to work due to responsibilities to care for a sick child, adult, or someone at the end of their lifeCanada.ca
Tax DeductionsTo cover or aid in costs not covered by insurance policies

Canada.ca 

Or call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281

Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health BranchEligible First Nations and Inuit peoples 

Call 1-800-665-8507

Canadian Pension PlanPrograms for those who are at least 60 years old

Canada.ca

Government of Ontario

ProgramWho Benefits or What Is Covered?How to Access
Ontario WorksThose searching for temporary assistance to cover living expenses while searching for a jobgov.on.ca
Emergency AssistanceThose who are not receiving funds from Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support ProgramOntario.ca
Low-income Worker’s Tax CreditA tax credit for those who earn a low incomeOntario.ca
Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income Systems (GAINS)A monthly, non-taxable benefit to low income seniorsOntario.ca
Ontario Drug BenefitsVaries based on benefitOntario.ca
Trillium Drug ProgramThose with high prescription drug costs compared to household incomeOntario.ca
Exceptional Access ProgramTo cover medicines or medical devices not covered by Ontario Drug Benefitgov.on.ca

Utilities, Travel and More

ProgramWho Benefits or What is Covered?How to Access
Hope AirThose who have to travel far distances to receive medical carehopeair.ca
Low-Income Energy Assistance Those who are having difficulty paying electricity or natural gas bill may be eligibleoeb.ca
Ontario Electricity SupportLow-Income Householdsontarioelectricitysupport.ca

Additional Support

ProgramHow to Access
Breast Cancer Assistance

breastcancersupportfund.ca

kellyshiresfoundation.org

Pancreatic Cancer Assistancepancreaticcancercanada.ca 
Wellspring Money Matterswellspring.ca
Peer MentorshipWebpage & MentorshipOntariocaregiver.ca
Cancer: A Guide for CaregiversWebpage & Handbooktevacanada.com
Covid-19 Resources University Health NetworkWebpageuhn.ca/covid19
Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should KnowWebpageCancer.ca
Covid-19 Ways to Cope with Pandemic FatigueWebpagehealth.sunnybrook.ca
Covid-19 Tips & Checklist for a Successful Virtual Care AppointmentWebpagehealth.sunnybrook.ca
Covid-19 Ways to Stay Social Despite the DistanceWebpagehealth.sunnybrook.ca
National Film BoardVideonfb.ca
Arttutor BlogVideoarttutor.com
Google Arts and CultureVideoartsandculture.google.com
National Arts Centre PerformancesVideonac-cna.ca
Indigenous TheatreVideonac-cna.ca
French TheatreVideonac-cna.ca
OrchestraVideonac-cna.ca
Crosswords & PuzzlesWebpageartsandculture.google.com
Letting Go of Control & Finding Purpose in the Randomness of CancerWebpagehealth.sunnybrook.ca
Cancer-related Fatigue 101Webpagehealth.sunnybrook.ca
Brain Fog and CancerWebpagemaximumcapacity.org/cancer
Cancer Journey Guide Book & PlannerVideo & Webpageuhn.ca
The Derm Review – Guide to Skin Cancer PreventionWebpagethedermreview.com
Quit CafeWebpage & Nicotine Replacement Therapychigamik.ca
Zoom Video Tutorials – Getting StartedVideosupport.zoom.us

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre is to provide emotional, physical, social, spiritual support, education and information as  complement to the medical system for people affected by cancer.

OUR VISION

 The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre strives to be recognized as a source of support, education and motivation for people living with cancer. their families and caregivers. Our vision is to be recognized throughout North Simcoe and the surrounding communities as a place of hope, comfort, strength and courage