In 1993, Don Muir and a group of dedicated volunteers recognized that cancer patients living on the mountain were in need of services. In 1994, the Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) was incorporated and began providing services out of Sherwood High School, with seven clients on its roster. A year later, the office moved to Holy Trinity Church on Fennell Avenue, providing service for over 100 clients in its first year.
In 2000, the Cancer Assistance Program moved to 569 Concession Street in order to more effectively meet the increasing needs of clients. Three years later, CAP purchased a second property at 584 Concession Street which became home to our equipment loan program with over 2300 clients now registered.
By 2018, we once again outgrew our current space and moved one block west to 555 Concession Street. The new location allowed for all services to be under the same roof, increased parking and meeting space and private office space for client registration.
Today, the Cancer Assistance Program continues our 25 year tradition of providing practical and essential FREE services that help cancer patients in our community live at home while navigating their cancer journey for as long as they are needed.
The Cancer Assistance Program – Help when you really need it.