People diagnosed with cancer often find themselves dealing with unexpected financial difficulties. The Quebec Cancer Foundation’s Support program for daily living activities makes it possible for Quebecers with cancer to increasingly focus on their healing - instead of their finances - and this regardless of the type of cancer or age of a prospective beneficiary.

The Support program for daily living activities is a last-resort financial assistance measure for people with cancer who are living below the low income threshold and are not eligible for other financial assistance programs. The annual amount1 granted under this program can be up to $1,000 per person.

Inquire about financial assistance under the Support program for daily living activities

To request this financial assistance, you must contact your health establishment’s social worker or oncology practitioner. They will provide you more details about the measure. Note that to be considered, requests *must* be submitted by social workers or oncology practitioners recognized by the Quebec Cancer Foundation. The health workers in question are responsible for following up with the patients requesting support.
 

Eligibility criteria

  • The person must be a Quebec resident.
  • The person must be registered and have a valid health insurance card (issued under theQuebec health insurance program [RAMQ]).
  • The person must have received a cancer diagnosis (regardless of type of cancer).
  • If living alone, the person must be below the low income cut-off.
  • If part of a family unit, the following income thresholds apply:
    • 1 person: annual gross income of less than $26,620;
    • 2 persons: combined annual gross income of less than $33,141;
    • 3 persons: combined annual gross income of less than $40,743;
    • 4 persons: combined annual gross income of less than $49,467;
    • 5 persons: combined annual gross income of less than $56,105;
    • 6 persons: combined annual gross income of less than $63,276;
    • 7 persons or more: combined annual gross income of less than $70,449.​

Reach out to your health establishment’social worker or oncology practitioner


​Supporting your patients through the process

For more information on ways of supporting your patients and regarding the Quebec Cancer Foundation’s last-resort assistance measure, the Support program for daily living activities, contact us at pavq@fqc.qc.ca. Only requests submitted by healthcare workers who have completed the PAVQ’s training will be processed.2
 

Support our financial assistance program

The Foundation wants to ensure that Quebecers need not be obliged to make a choice or prioritize between their physical, mental and financial health, particularly because of income as well as the numerous unexpected healthcare expenses related to a cancer diagnosis. 

60,000 Quebecers are diagnosed with cancer each year
Please help us support them by providing a much-needed lifeline 

 



On behalf of all our beneficiaries, we thank the Fondation Famille Léger for its donation of $25,000 to this program, which they understand is essential. 



​​1) Eligibility criteria and amounts granted may change with no advance notice. There is no guarantee as to whether requests will or will not be accepted.
2) Requests sent to this address will NOT be processed.

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