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Social work

Social work Facing a cancer diagnosis can be a challenging time for patients and caregivers. Cancer and its treatment can create many challenges including personal, financial, legal, housing and emotional needs. Social workers are professionally trained counselors who can help you cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis, and treatment.

Social Workers can provide you with helpful information, and connect you with community resources to help with:

  • Changes in your health
  • Money or work concerns
  • Family concerns
  • Facing difficult life decisions
  • Managing daily activities at home
  • Finding resources specific for your cancer
  • Connecting with community resources and programs

Social Work services are part of your care at the Odette Cancer Centre.

You do not need a referral from your doctor.

Visit us at TG-230 (on the ground floor of the Odette Cancer Centre).

Or call us at 416-480-4623.

You may also find useful resources through the following websites:

The Canadian Cancer Society
Gilda’s Club
Service Canada – Employment Insurance
Ontario Drug Benefit
Ontario Works / Ontario Disability Support Program


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Patient and Family Support

Phone: 416-480-4623
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.