The Quebec Cancer Foundation and Juripop join forces to offer free legal services to people with cancer

May 19, 2022

The Quebec Cancer Foundation and Juripop are proud to be joining forces to offer free legal services to hundreds of Quebecers with cancer who find themselves in a precarious financial situation.



Noting that a diagnosis of cancer can lead to unexpected financial expenses, this partnership was entered into with the goal of helping people with cancer preserve their dignity and curb their potential financial precarity.

The Foundation was hoping to offer legal services for a long time. Now, people with cancer whose total income is inferior to certain financial thresholds will be eligible for free legal services, based on their needs.

Our mission consists of providing regular tangible support to people living with cancer. Today, we’ve reached another milestone, and are continuing to offer yet more assistance in the most relevant manner. This partnership illustrates once again how we are stronger and better able to fight cancer when we work together.” – Marco Décelles, General Manager, Quebec Cancer Foundation.


Accessible legal services across Quebec

Thanks to the financial support of the Notarial Studies Fund of the Chambre des notaires du Québec, the Quebec Cancer Foundation, and the collaboration of Juripop’s team of lawyers and notaries, this innovative measure will be available throughout the province. Juripop will offer free legal assistance to people facing cancer and who find themselves in a precarious financial situation. The services provided with this measure will fall under the areas of civil law, family law, landlord/tenant law, contract law and will and state planning.

Juripop’s services are available by telephone, dialing 1-855-JURIPOP as well as online, at juripop.org/en/project/people-living-with-cancer/

I’m truly proud to underscore that Juripop is once again taking steps to ensure that everyone has a more equitable access to justice. We were determined to help, in our own way, those who are facing cancer, and this by providing them with free legal support. We hope that this partnership will lead to a permanent initiative that will help lighten the load on people living with cancer.” Me Sophie Gagnon, Executive Director, Juripop

The Quebec Cancer Foundation strives to develop more diversified and necessary partnerships, in order to support people with cancer in every aspect of their lives that might be affected by the diagnosis.

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