About The Sobey Cancer Support Centre

What is the Sobey Cancer Support Centre?
The Sobey Cancer Support Centre is the expanded facility which houses the existing Lodge That Gives, The Programming and Wellness Area and Canadian Cancer Society offices. The Centre includes new programming, quiet rooms, exercise rooms, common areas and a respite day area.
Why is it called the Sobey Cancer Support Centre?
The name is a nod to the incredible generosity and contributions of the Sobey family who provided resources, funds and leadership throughout the expansion campaign.
Where is the Centre?
The Centre is located at 5826 South Street. The Lodge That Gives, Programming and Wellness Area and Canadian Cancer Society offices are housed within the Sobey Cancer Support Centre.
What is the difference between The Lodge That Gives and the Sobey Cancer Support Centre?
The Lodge That Gives still exists and is the name of the residence style accommodations where cancer patients are able to stay for free during their treatments in Halifax. The Sobey Cancer Support Centre is the name of the all encompassing building which within it has The Lodge That Gives, the Canadian Cancer Society offices and The Programming and Wellness Area.
What is offered at the Sobey Cancer Support Centre?
For a full list of programs and support groups please visit the Programs section.
Why was the Centre built?
The Centre was built to accommodate the need of Nova Scotians undergoing cancer treatment in Halifax. The original Lodge That Gives had a capacity of 34 people, with the expansion we can now accommodate up to 62 people. The Centre will also have improved overall facilities, more rooms for fitness programs, massage therapy and reiki, support groups, and relaxing spaces.

About The Dr Susan K. Roberts Lodge That Gives

What is the difference between The Lodge That Gives and the Sobey Cancer Support Centre?
The Lodge That Gives still exists and is the name of the residence style accommodations where cancer patients are able to stay for free during their treatments in Halifax. The Sobey Cancer Support Centre is the name of the all encompassing building which within it has The Lodge That Gives, the Canadian Cancer Society offices and The Programming and Wellness Area.
What is The Dr Susan K. Roberts Lodge That Gives?
The Dr Susan K. Roberts Lodge That Gives is residence style accommodations in Halifax, Nova Scotia where cancer patients are able to stay during their treatments at any Halifax hospital. The Lodge offers home cooked meals, common areas and clean and comfortable bedrooms. The purpose of The Lodge is to provide a restful, homelike environment.
Who can stay at The Lodge That Gives?
Any cancer patient who is undergoing treatment in Halifax and lives at least 50 kilometers outside of the city is able to stay at The Lodge.

About your stay

How much does it cost me to stay there?
Accommodations and meals are free for the guest. If a companion or family member wishes to stay with the guest they are charged a flat rate of $65.00 per night/person. This covers the cost of the room and three meals (tax included).
Can patients from outside of Nova Scotia stay at The Lodge?
Yes they can. However, they will be responsible for full payment of the room and meal fee, which is $65.00 per night/person, unless otherwise formally indicated.
What are the hours of operation?
The Lodge That Gives is open Sunday 3:00pm-Friday 9:00am. For more information on availability please contact The Canadian Cancer Society.
How long can I stay at The Lodge?
There is no limit to your length of stay as long as you are undergoing treatment. Please inform the Bookings Coordinator of when you expect to finish treatment, as this will help them admit others in need of accommodation.