We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau. We are part of the Canterbury-West Coast Division of the Cancer Society.

Our centre will be closed for the day this Wednesday 2nd August as our local electricity provider is doing scheduled maintenance. This means we will have no power for most of the day. If you need to contact us please call 0800 226 695.

Canbead Workshops

We enjoyed hosting a Canbead workshop run by Kirstee from Canbead at our North Canterbury Centre on 19th July. We had 8 participants who all had a fun and relaxing time creating wonderful pieces.

Everyone always gets so much pleasure from this workshop so we hope to be able to host another one before the end of the year.

If you are interested in doing a Canbead workshop or finding out more about our other groups, please phone Gabrielle on 0800 226695.

There are lots of support groups and other activities happening in and around North Canterbury for people going through cancer currently, their carers or those who have been through a cancer diagnosis. For more information, check out our latest local update here.

Vicki's story

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Transport to treatment

We have a team of dedicated volunteers who can help you get to your hospital appointments.

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Help fund our new centre!

The Canterbury Cancer Centre opened in Spring 2023. Donate now to help us offer guest services and maintain the facility

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Referral form

Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer, as well as family/whānau. 

You can use this form if you would like to use our services yourself or if you are a health professional or family member who would like to refer someone else to our services.

If you or a member of your whānau have received a cancer diagnosis, you can just ring us on 0800 226 237. You don't need to be referred by a health professional.
Canterbury-West Coast - referral form

Canterbury-West Coast Annual Reports

What we did across Canterbury-West Coast last year

3,570
nights stayed in Cancer Society accommodation
180,826
KMs driven by Cancer Society volunteers
3,469
people attended supportive care programmes

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Our newsletters are mailed quarterly in February, May, August and November. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please send us your details by email at contact@cwc.org.nz.

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Last updated: July 27, 2023