About Cottage Dreams

About Cottage Dreams

Since 2003, Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative has been offering cancer survivors the opportunity to spend a week at a donated cottage. This much needed time away with survivors, their friends and families allows them to reflect and celebrate recovery.


Program Details

  • There is no deadline to request a getaway in 2019.  We are accepting applications for the 2019 season.  The 2019 program season commences in June. Please register and you will receive an application via email.
  • Cottage Dreams is available to all Canadian residents of all ages and types of cancer who will have completed their treatment within two years prior to your Cottage Dreams getaway.
  • If you are unsure if you can request time away, please call us at (705) 734-2737 or email
  • The 2019 program will be offered from June 2, 2019 to December 8, 2019.
  • The visit is Sunday 2:00pm arrival to Friday 12:00pm departure. 
  • There is a $150.00 non-refundable application fee.  If you qualify for our program we will do our very best to place you into a cottage for the 2019 season.    
  • Visitors are required to supply their own groceries and transportation.
  • A thorough screening process is in place for all applicants and cottage donors.
  • We have a strict no motor boat policy for insurance liability reasons.  Non motorized boats are allowed – such as paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, etc.
  • We also have a strict no pet policy due to cottage owners allergies etc.
  • For cottage owners, a tax receipt can be issued for the cottage donation based on the current market price for a one week rental.
  • Our office should be contacted immediately if a problem should arise during the donated week.
  • Please contact us if you are unsure if you qualify. To donate your cottage online, please click here.

Please Note: We do our very best to give you the area and dates you request but the more flexible you are, the more likely it is you will be offered a cottage.