Childhood cancers differ from adults cancers. They develop in different parts of the body, look different under the microscope and respond differently to treatments. Learn about the signs and stats, and of the many resources available. And remember, we’re here for you, every step of the way.
For more information on resources and services available to families facing childhood cancer, call us at 403 216 9210 or email us.
There are many lots of events and programs for those who are experiencing or have experienced childhood cancer hosted by external foundations and partners. Check out these events, programs, conferences and gatherings.
Survive and Thrive and Kids Cancer Care are partnering again to offer three free weekend hangouts for young adults affected by cancer and their supporters. Enjoy quality time in the great outdoors. Hangout by the campfire. Walk a suspension bridge 60 feet in the air. Swing from a giant 100-foot swing. Escape the locked room. Chill with a hot chocolate.Come to one or come to all of three. Get the full details and registerhere.
May 12 to 14, 2017
November 3 to 5, 2017
Camp Kindle is located 45 minutes north of Cochrane. See the map.
At the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, the mission is to create a community for innovative cancer research and training that is dedicated to achieving a cancer-free future through the application of precision medicine, guided by cutting-edge research.
The Alberta Children’s Hospital is used by patients from birth to age 18 from southern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Saskatchewan as multi-disciplinary teams work together to promote healing through family-centred care.
The C17 Council is an organization composed of the institutionally appointed heads of the sixteen pediatric hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplant programs across Canada. We represent the interests of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders and act as an authoritative
Canadian Cancer Research Alliance is an alliance of organizations that collectively fund most of the cancer research conducted in Canada – research that will lead to better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer and improve survivor outcomes.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
CAPOC/ACCPO provides camps for kids with cancer with a resourceful community and invaluable networking opportunities. At CAPOC/ACCPO, our goal is to share cancer-camping best practices with the goal of ensuring that every child affected by childhood cancer in Canada has the opportunity to participate in the safest camp possible.
Childhood Cancer Guides is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit that publishes award-winning books for families of kids with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer. Our books are a mix of accurate medical information that is reviewed by renowned experts in pediatric oncology and true stories—practical, poignant, moving, funny—from hundreds of children with cancer, their siblings, and their parents. Our guides empower families with knowledge, practical suggestions, emotional support, and helpful resources.
Childhood Cancer International (CCI; formerly International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations) was founded in 1994, as an umbrella organization of childhood cancer grassroots and national parent organizations. Today, CCI is the largest patient support organization for childhood cancer. It is a global, parent-driven non-profit that represents 181 parent organizations, childhood cancer survivor associations, childhood cancer support groups, and cancer societies, in 90 countries, across 5 continents.
COCA is an international assembly of people providing camping programs for children with cancer. Many of the member camps serve a broad range of special needs populations, but all members share the common thread of working with pediatric oncology patients.
Coast to Coast's vision is a world Beyond Kids Cancer. As Canada’s only national charity devoted to fighting childhood cancer, Coast to Coast Against Cancer ensures 100% of receipted donations are invested in improving the survival rate and quality of life of children and their families impacted by cancer.
Blood in the umbilical cord and placenta is rich with blood-forming stem cells that can help save the lives of patients with diseases and disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma and aplastic anemia. With your consent, Canadian Blood Services can collect cord blood when you deliver your baby for Canadian Blood Services' Cord Blood Bank—to be used by anyone who needs stem cell treatment.
Cord blood can only be collected at birth, that’s why it’s important to do your research well before your baby’s due date. Watch this short video to learn exactly how cord blood is collected, processed and stored.
Cure4Kids is a Web site dedicated to improving health care for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases in countries around the globe. Cure4Kids provides continuing medical education focusing on pediatrics and oncology, and global communication tools to health care professionals and scientists worldwide. Explore this free resource and start collaborating worldwide!
Although this website is American, it contains a wealth of information for Canadians with up-to-date information on childhood cancer for patients, their families, their physicians and health care advisors.
Current Oncology is a Canadian-based journal, which is distributed internationally for health professionals, patients, caregivers and families. An excellent online resource for anyone who wants to understand cancer, it also features an excellent online support network for patients and loved ones.
It is the aspiration of the Ewings Cancer Foundation of Canada to provide hope for those that are and those that will be affected by Ewing sarcoma. We are committed to funding the medical research to find new and better treatments and ultimately, the cure.
If you or someone you know has cancer, this site will introduce you to a program of social and emotional support that benefits anyone living with cancer. Men, women and children diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends are always welcome here.
For more than 35 years, Leucan has been committed to helping cancer-stricken children and their families. In addition to its support to clinical research, the Association provides specific and personalized services to its families: emotional assistance and support, financial assistance, referral services, massage therapy, hosting and support in hospital's playrooms, sociorecreational activities, an awareness program in school, end-of-life and bereavement follow-up, as well as theLeucan Information Centre.
OPACC was established in 1995 and is comprised of representatives from parent groups, parent contacts, and other family members from across the Province of Ontario. Our members are parents, guardians, survivors, or close relatives of a child/teen diagnosed with childhood cancer.
POETIC is comprised of a network of ten leading academic medical centers. Their members serve a geographically and ethnically diverse patient population, with an emphasis on comprehensive cancer care and research.
The Pediatric Oncology Exercise Manual (POEM) aims to inspire and promote an active lifestyle for children with cancer in order to help them counteract cancer treatment side effects and achieve a better quality of life. Check out these infographics regarding exercise for children affected by cancer.
When a grandchild is diagnosed with cancer, many grandparents feel like their world has been turned upside-down. Grandparents not only worry about their grandchild with cancer, but for their son or daughter (and/or their partner) and their other grandchildren. This booklet attempts to answer some of the many questions which grandparents of children with cancer told us they would have liked answered.
Team Finn is a volunteer based organization dedicated to raising childhood cancer awareness and to raising funds for cutting edge pediatric cancer research. Team Finn is named after and celebrates the life of Finn Sullivan.