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

We provide a range of free cancer support services to help you and your family cope with your cancer diagnosis and manage during your treatment and beyond.

You don't need to be referred by your GP or oncologist to contact us. You can fill in the referral form below or give us a call on 0800 226 237.

We are here for anyone with cancer, at any stage and are available to answer any question.


We can help with:


  • information and advice;
  • emotional  and practical support tailored to your individual needs; 
  • transport to your cancer-related appointments;
  • accommodation if you live outside of Christchurch and need a place to stay while you have treatment in Christchurch; and
  • post-treatment support.

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

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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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Introducing our new centre!

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

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The Canterbury-West Coast Division covers a wide area. As well as our office in Christchurch, we have people in:


Grants available across Canterbury-West Coast Division

We have scholarships and grants available for research and professional development. Information and application forms are now available.

Find out more on our Regional research grants page

Canterbury-West Coast Annual Reports

What we did across Canterbury-West Coast last year

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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.

Last updated: May 27, 2024