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  1. We welcome you

  2. Needs of the whole person

  3. Needs of the whole person

  4. Our mission The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

  5. Cancer in context

  6. Cancer Statistics In 2012: On average, 3,585 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every week. In Ontario: 72,300 new cancer cases expected 27,900 people will die as a result of having cancer Source Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012

  7. Who are people living with cancer? Cancer is a disease that not only affects a person’s physical well-being, but also their: • emotional well-being • spiritual well-being • social well-being Cancer is complex and people are complex…therefore people with cancer have complex, interrelated needs.

  8. Who are people living with cancer? Our term “people living with cancer” includes: • people who have cancer • people who have had cancer • people who are profoundly affected by cancer

  9. Cancer and treatment • What is cancer? • Treatment team • Treatment options • Side effects

  10. Common side effects • surgery – soreness, pain, discomfort • chemotherapy – fatigue, hair loss, nausea • radiation – fatigue, nausea, isolated hair loss • emotional responses

  11. Complementary and alternative therapies • complementary – used in addition to conventional treatment • alternative – used instead of conventional treatment • examples …

  12. Complementary and alternative therapies The Society: • acknowledges there is an inadequate understanding of the effectiveness of unconventional therapies • advocates & supports scientific research of these therapies • supports person’s right to choose • encourages informed decision making • recommends consultation with medical team • provides info through the Cancer Information Service (CIS)

  13. The Canadian Cancer Society’s Community Services

  14. Our mission The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

  15. The Canadian Cancer Society: • funds research on all types of cancer • is a comprehensive and credible source of information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment • provides support for people living with cancer, family members and friends

  16. The Canadian Cancer Society can: • provide people with the reliable information you need to understand cancer • connect people with a survivor who knows what its like to live with cancer • help people quit smoking • provide transportation to people cancer-related appointments if people can’t get there on their own • offer people opportunities to volunteer in their community

  17. Guiding principles for the Society’scommunity services • active involvement of clients in decision making • open, non-judgmental, unhurried communication • no medical advice • involvement of family and friends • confidentialityand privacy • information and referral

  18. Guiding principles for community services • limitations to third-party referrals • individual assessment • use of appropriate Society forms • information on clients, volunteers and services is the property of the Society

  19. Information vs. Advice Information • is objective and does not give an opinion Advice • gives an opinion of what the individual should do

  20. The workplace The Canadian Cancer Society endeavors to provide a comfortable and safe setting for all (clients, volunteers, staff and general public). Therefore the Society provides information to staff and volunteers on: • AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) • Workplace violence and harassment

  21. Cancer control continuum

  22. Peer support Cancer Information Service one www.cancer.ca Information and Support P Publications Transportation

  23. Community Services Locator National CCS Page Ontario Page Support Services Search for Services in your community Community Services Locator

  24. Community Services Locator National CCS Page Ontario Page Support Services Search for Services in your community Community Services Locator

  25. Online Community

  26. Community services teams • services delivered primarily by volunteers • supported by staff at local unit and regional offices across Ontario • community programs consultant • peer support specialists • the information specialists of the Cancer Information Service

  27. Research and Commitment