Patients and the public of B.C. and Yukon can access these online books by calling 1.888.675.8001 x 7000 (toll-free) to get a username and password from the Library.
These websites have been reviewed and approved by the BC Cancer librarians. See the "Looking for More?" tab above to find more recommended websites.
This is a list of support programs offered by community organizations and BC Cancer. You can find more support programs offered at each BC Cancer centre and in the community on the BC Cancer website.
BC Cancer Patient & Family Counselling
Available to anyone in B.C. who has a cancer diagnosis, as well as those supporting them. Counselling available for individuals, couples, and families, either in-person or over the phone. Services are solution-focused and are limited to addressing challenges related to cancer.
An online community for cancer patients, caregivers, friends and family. A safe place to connect and find support. Regular webcasts are available on demand on a series of topics relevant to people with cancer including physical activity, relationships and complementary therapies.
Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre
Provide free low-barrier wellness and legal services to Two-Sprit, transgender and gender non-conforming people.
National LGBT Cancer Network Support Groups
Free Zoom groups for LGBTQIA2S+ people who have and have had cancer.
Prism (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Prism refers individuals to LGBTQIA2S+ groups, counselling, resource information and services in the community. Call 604.331.8900 for information.
Prostate Cancer Support Group for Gay Men (Malecare)
ZOOM virtual, call-in support groups for gay men and their partners.
Trans Care BC Support Services
Speak with a health navigator at 1.866.999.1514. The website provides a directory of peer support groups and services across BC.
Wellspring Gay Men's Cancer Support Group
Virtual support group for gay men with cancer and their male partners. Meets once a month via Zoom.
Community services locator
The Canadian Cancer Society community services locator is a directory that helps cancer patients, survivors, family and caregivers find the services they need.
Resources found in these Pathfinders have been chosen and evaluated by BC Cancer librarians with input from other BC Cancer staff members. Suggestions for additional resources for inclusion are welcome; however, the Library reserves the final right to decide which websites and resources will be included. See our Inclusion/removal policy.
Resources are reviewed on a regular basis, however, the Library cannot guarantee the function, accuracy, or currency of the websites and the information contained within them.
The BC Cancer library system consists of a central library at Vancouver Centre (VC), and branches in Abbotsford (AC), Kelowna (SAHCSI), Prince George (CN), Surrey (FVC), and Victoria (VIC). All centres have patient resource collections in our Cancer Information Centres (CIC), and all centres have a professional collection on site. Professional resources for CN are housed in the adjacent UHNBC Library.