Getting connected in Thunder Bay and beyond

TheThunder Bay Regional Cancer Centre Northwest operates Care2Talk, a chat program that aims to connect cancer patients and survivors in northwestern Ontario. Targeting 18-44 year-olds, it offers an online hub to connect, learn more about resources in their area, and participate in professionally facilitated group discussions on Thursday nights.

Their website says:

“Patients often travel great distances for medical treatment but typically do not have that option for continued psychosocial care. In the Northwest, it can be challenging to access services in smaller communities particularly for younger patients with cancer.”

“Given the increasing trend to online services, and the increasing cancer rates in young adulthood, it is arguably the responsibility of healthcare providers to ensure safe and secure services are in place to meet growing demand.”

If you live outside of the Thunder Bay area or are looking for a way to connect nationally, try Goaltender, Young Adult Cancer Canada’s website to help you through your survivorship care plan.

Like Care2talk, Goaltender offers resources and an online community, but it also provides a platform for you to set goals, track your medical history, and plan appointments and events to keep your hectic schedule organized in one place.

Check out the Goaltender blog here.