COVID-19 - Alberta Cancer Foundation
Protecting the communities we serve is of utmost importance to us.

During these unprecedented times, the well-being of Albertans is our number one priority. We continue to work closely with our partners at Alberta Health Services and are taking important steps to ensure you and our community stay protected.

In the second week of March we relocated our staff out of the cancer centres to reduce any risk for patients and family members walking through those doors. To help prevent spread in the community and to protect our own teams, we have asked our staff to work remotely as of Tuesday, March 17. We will keep very few essential staff at our offices–most of the work will be done virtually. We hope business will operate as usual but there may be a slight delay in receiving your receipt or other information. With the latest news that schools and daycares are closing indefinitely, we know some of our staff will be managing their workload with little ones at their feet. While we hope this transition will be as seamless as possible, it may take some of us a little longer to return a call, but we promise we will.

A tool supporting mental health and wellness during a time of stress and isolation

An Alberta-based innovation, Text4Hope is a new Alberta Health Services program launched during the COVID-19 pandemic with a set of daily messages for three months. People will receive advice and encouragement written by mental health therapists with helpful tips to develop healthy personal coping skills and resiliency during this unprecedented time of isolation and fear.

Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe

For Patients

If you are a patient or family member looking for resource information, click here.

If you are inquiring about the Patient Financial Assistance Program, please contact the Alberta Health Services social worker or Patient Navigator you have been working with.

For patient appointment inquiries, contact your cancer centre directly.

For Events

We have been working with our community organizers who may have had to postpone or cancel their fundraising events in light of new regulations around gatherings of 50 or more in Alberta.

We will address any registration issues if and when they arise. If you have any questions about community fundraising events, please reach out to melanie.dekker@albertacancer.ca. For all other Alberta Cancer Foundation inquiries, our preference at this time is to email acfonline@albertacancer.ca. You can also call our general line at 1-866-412-4222

If you are an organizer that is hosting an event in support of the Foundation in the near future, there are ways to continue your event through virtual fundraising. Here are some fun and creative virtual ideas to get you started! Connect with your Foundation Development Officer – they are happy to help with ideas on how to make this possible. Or consider postponing your event, rather than canceling, like Shaun did here.

Are you interested in participating in one of the Foundation’s virtual fundraisers in support of Albertans facing cancer? Join us for a run anywhere in your community in the Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K Walk and Run or commit to learning something new or taking on a healthy habit by joining us for Resolution Revolution.

Thank you. Because of you, cancer patients in Alberta can focus on what matters most – healing. Together we can make a difference.

For Donors

We are still here to serve you and provide a number of flexible ways to connect with us.

At this time, our preference is to be contacted by email at acfonline@albertacancer.ca

Continue to call our provincial number 1-866-412-4222 or call your contact at the Foundation, as we have forwarded our desk phones to our mobile. Email is still a very viable option and you can also continue to donate online.

Even as we navigate this rapidly changing situation, our commitment to creating more moments for Albertans is unwavering.

Please know we are thinking about you and your loved ones and appreciate the role we get to play in your lives. This is an organization of Albertans helping Albertans and right now, that’s even more important than ever.

Stay tuned to this page and our social media channels for updates.