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Cancer Patient Transportation Program

The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society is a non-for-profit organization providing free, safe, timely and efficient transportation to and from cancer related medical appointments throughout the Lower Mainland.

Our team of volunteer drivers and dispatchers offer peace of mind for patients who may not have the means to drive to and from appointments. The physical, emotional and financial burden is lifted knowing our friendly volunteers are only a call away.

Please call our Dispatch to book a ride at 604-515-5400 or fill out our form request.

Areas Served

  • North & West Vancouver
  • * Burnaby & New Westminster
  • Tri-Cities
    (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody)
  • Delta, Surrey & White Rock
  • Langley & Abbotsford
  • Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows
  • Mission

Rides to the following centres.

  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • BC Cancer Agency - Vancouver
  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • St. Paul's Hospital
  • BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • Burnaby Hospital
  • Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Centre /Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgical Centre in Surrey
  • Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre
  • Eagle Ridge Hospital
  • UBC Hospital

* Unfortunately we are unable to provides transportation into Vancouver from Burnaby or New Westminster

Booking a Ride

Please call Dispatch at (604)-515-5400 or submit the ride request form at the bottom of this section.

We Will Ask ...
  • City Calling From
  • Name
  • Address
  • Date & Time of Appointment
  • Location of Appointment
  • Email Address

Priority will always be given to patients undergoing cancer treatments and follow-up care.

To ensure you are matched with the correct driver and vehicle tell the dispatcher if you have a walker or wheelchair and whether there will be someone accompanying you to your treatment. Vehicles are scent and smoke free.

The driver will then call you and coordinate your transportation details, including preferred pick up time, type of trip (round trip or one way) and approximate length of your appointment. Your driver will wait for you to ensure a reliable trip home after treatment.

Call Dispatch at (604)-515-5400

RIDE REQUEST FORM

Confirmation

Within 24 hours, a dispatcher will call to confirm your appointment and arrange a driver for you.

To ensure you are matched with the correct driver and vehicle tell the dispatcher if you have a walker or wheelchair and whether there will be someone accompanying you to your treatment. Vehicles are scent and smoke free.

The driver will then call you and coordinate your transportation details, including preferred pickup time, type of trip (round trip or one way) and approximate length of your appointment. Your driver will wait for you to ensure a reliable trip home after treatment.

At VCDS we care about the well-being of the brave men and women we transport to and from appointments. We urge you to have friends or family members drive you to appointments so that you have the benefits of strong emotional support.

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Supporters


We are lucky to be supported by a number of companies and individuals who have generously donated funds and various resources that have allowed us to support our clients. If you are interested in joining these ranks, please contact George Garrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.