Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation | Patient Assistance Fund
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Patient Assistance Fund

Through the help of our donors, The Patient Assistance Fund has provided over $500,000 in support to over 700 patients to date.

The Patient Assistance Fund was established in 2009 to meet the growing needs being exhibited by financially distressed patients within the Cancer Program. The program is confidentially administered by the social work staff in the Cancer Program’s Supportive Care Department, who counsel and screen patients.


It is the policy of the Foundation that all active patients of the Windsor Regional Cancer Program have appropriate access to resources to assist them with financial needs that result from the diagnosis or treatment of cancer. In consultation with their Social Worker, a financial assessment will be completed to determine need. If patients fail to qualify for a variety of community and government resources, an application to the Patient Assistance Fund can be made. It is intended to assist with food, shelter and medical related expenses, and other items as deemed necessary and appropriate on an individual basis.


An active patient is someone who is currently receiving cancer treatment, and/or has not yet been discharged from the Windsor Regional Cancer Program.