Workplace cancer support

Support your people through cancer

At Canada Life, we provide a wide range of services and resources to support your people through cancer. Group Income Protection customers can contact our team in the early stages of absence and we'll signpost the most appropriate services.

Contact our early intervention team

Group Income Protection customers can contact our early intervention team who’ll signpost the most appropriate services based on your employee’s circumstances.

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Wellbeing and healthy living

Improve wellbeing and encourage healthy living in day-to-day life

WeCare Wellbeing Services

Available to Group Income Protection and CLASS customers

WeCare provides an extensive range of virtual services to improve the medical, mental, legal and financial wellbeing of today’s employees. Available through a simple app, WeCare provides easy access to a wide range of services to help people look after their health and wellbeing.

  • Speak to a 24/7 UK-based GP through a video or phone call, anytime it’s needed
  • Personalised four or eight-week get fit programmes based on a balanced diet and workout regime
  • Improve diet, lose weight and adapt to medical conditions with our team of nutritionists
  • Nutritious meal ideas for lunchtime, ideal snacks for work and support for making healthy choices on the go


Wellbeing Calendar

Available to all customers

Our wellbeing calendar is packed full of useful resources that focus on physical, financial, social and mental wellbeing. Each quarter we update our calendar with monthly wellbeing resources to inspire and help you support your employees throughout the year. Register to get the latest updates delivered to your inbox.


Catch up on our webinars

Available to all customers

Our webinar series focuses on key workplace wellbeing issues to help support HR teams, line managers and employees. Catch up on our recent webinars or register for our upcoming live sessions.

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Immediate support and guidance following diagnosis or treatment

Early Intervention Service

Available to Group Income Protection customers

Our Early Intervention Service provides support and guidance during the early stages of absence to help support a return to work. You’ll have access to our in-house registered nurses who can work with all parties to develop a personalised return to work plan. The team can also provide guidance on reasonable adjustments and the right time to make a claim.

  • Guidance from our in-house team of registered nurses and rehabilitation experts
  • Expert support from day one of an employee’s absence
  • Support can range from general guidance to full return-to-work support
  • Signposting to relevant services
  • Medically-endorsed return-to-work plans
  • Advice on absence duration and workplace adjustments
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Second Medical Opinions

Available to Group Income Protection and Group Critical Illness customers

Our Second Medical Opinion service provides access to over 50,000 leading consultants worldwide. They offer expert second opinions on diagnoses and treatments for almost any condition, including cancer. A leading consultant will review an employee’s medical records and provide an expert second opinion on their diagnosis and treatment.

How it works

  1. We find a leading consultant based on the employee’s condition
  2. The consultant will review the case and arrange a review of the employee’s medical records if needed
  3. The employee receives a second opinion on their diagnosis or treatment, all set out in a comprehensive report


WeCare Mental Health Support

Available to Group Income Protection and CLASS policyholders

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can come as a shock. The impact it can have on someone’s mental health can sometimes be side-lined while they deal with their illness and treatment. WeCare provides up to 10 sessions with our team of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who can support with a wide range of mental health conditions.


Cancer line manager toolkit

Our new line manager toolkit gives line managers the tools to approach conversations and better understand the effects of cancer



Personalised rehabilitation and on-going support to help employees return to work

Working With Cancer Webinar

Available to all customers

In support of National Cancer Survivors Day, join us to learn how to support a return to work following cancer. This webinar could be useful for HR teams, line managers, people returning to work following treatment, or people looking to understand how to better support their colleagues.



Personal Nurse Service

Available to Group Critical Illness customers

Our Personal Nurse Service gives your employees and their immediate family members long-term practical and emotional support over the phone with the same qualified nurse, for as long as it’s needed. The service is free for every employee making a critical illness claim, whether it’s accepted or not.

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Available to Group Income Protection customers

When an employee is ready to return to work following a claim, a dedicated inhouse rehabilitation consultant will contact them to provide support. They’ll work with the employee and the employer to develop a personalised phased return to work plan and then provide the on-going support needed to successfully complete the plan.


Cancer toolkits

Created in partnership with RedArc, our new cancer employee toolkits are designed to support people affected by cancer in the workplace


Employee toolkit

Information, guidance and return-to-work support for employees experiencing cancer


Colleague toolkit

Guidance for colleagues to help them understand cancer and the best way to support each other


Working carer toolkit

Tips, guidance and information for those working and caring for someone with cancer