OPACC has learned that there will be changes to the Canadian Cancer Society's transportation program effective November 1, 2016:
The CCS will no longer reimburse families through their Family Provided transportation program who live within 200km of a childhood cancer treatment centre
Any child that lives more than 200km away from the treatment centre will still get financial assistance
They are instead encouraging families to register for their general Wheels of Hope Volunteer-provided Transportation program
Children receiving treatment for cancer may now be accompanied to medical appointments by up to two family members
There is no fee for registering a child for transportation through the Wheels of Hope Volunteer Driver program and they are encouraging families to register by calling the Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333
Please contact the Cancer Information Service or your local CCS office if you have any questions. You can find your local office's contact information here.