Patient Support and Resources

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Airways of HopePeer to Peer | Online resources | Patient Groups 

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Airways of Hope

The Airways of Hope program provides one on one virtual support from a Registered Social Worker.  They can provide help with:
  • Emotional concerns, like coping with your feelings about your illness and talking with family, friends or others. They can help you learn ways to manage the stress of living with cancer and adjust to changes brought on by cancer.
  • Bereavement support.
  • Financial concerns, like finding out about financial help, drug coverage or disability pensions.
  • Practical (day-to-day) concerns, like transportation, accommodation, advance care planning, home support and linking with support services and resources in the community.   
This resource is available over the telephone or over Zoom if preferred.  To be connected with the program, please fill out this form.  

 
Peer to Peer

Peer-to-Peer Navigators are lung cancer survivors or supporters (family members and caregivers) who have walked the lung cancer path. They know how difficult it can be dealing with lung cancer. Peer-to-Peer Navigators are volunteers who can mentor; offer encouragement, advice, experience, and hope to those newly diagnosed or anyone needing additional support through a one-on-one personal connection. 
Peer-to-Peer Navigators can be a vital link for a patient by being an empathetic supporter and navigator through the logistics and emotions of living with lung cancer. 
If you have been affected by lung cancer and would like to be matched with a Peer-to-Peer Navigator, please fill out this form, call us at 416-785-3439, toll-free at 1-888-445-4403, or contact us at info@lungcancercanada.ca.
If you are a patient, survivor or supporter who would like to serve as a Peer-to-Peer Navigator, please complete the form on our Volunteer page or contact us using the above information. 

All information provided is kept confidential and is never shared with anyone except your support partner.
This program is a free service from Lung Cancer Canada.


Online Resources

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Patient Groups

National 

The Airways of Hope Online Patient Support Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm EST, and is facilitated by a Social Worker.  Registration is open to patients only and the group is ongoing.  If you are interested in joining the group, Please complete this form or call 416-785-3439, ext 1, toll free at 888-445-4403, ext 1.  
 
Ottawa

The Ottawa CIRCLE meets on the second Monday of each month.
For more information click here

Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Lung Cancer Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.
For more information click here.

Alberta
The Alberta Lung Cancer Patient Meetup occurs on the second Friday of each month.
For more information click here.