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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 Weekend Hangouts

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 register here.

May 12 to 14, 2017 November 3 to 5, 2017
Camp Kindle Camp Kindle

Camp Kindle is located 45 minutes north of Cochrane. See the map.


Starlight Peformance Camp - July 8, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta. Register here.

The MATCH Study - now recruiting cancer survivors.

Yoga Thrive for Youth

Adaptive Gymnastics

Canadian Association For Disabled Skiing

CAPA Children’s Adapted Physical Activity Program Website

Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care Conference - September 6 to 9, 2017 in Banff, Alberta


Additional Resources

These other organizations are wonderful resources for families dealing with cancer.

2 be me

Designed for teens with cancer, 2 be me gives kids the scoop on the non-medical stuff they are wondering about, from skin and hair to fitness and friends.

Ac2orn: Advocacy for Canadian Childhood Oncology Research Network

Ac2orn is committed to advocating for Canadian researchers and clinicians as they implement the dream of curing pediatric cancer through translational research and effective treatments.

Alberta Cancer Research Institute

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.

Alberta Children’s Hospital

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.

Art Therapy and Cancer

How art can help those with cancer.

C17 Council

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

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.

Canadian Cancer Society

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.

Cancer Nutrition Tips and Cancer-Fighting Foods

By making smart food choices, you can protect your health, feel better, and boost your ability fight off cancer and other diseases.

Cancer Knowledge Network

Cancer Knowledge Network (CKN) is North America’s most widely read cancer education resource.

CAPOC: Canadian Association of Pediatric Oncology Camps

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.

Care Pages

CarePages websites are free patient blogs that connect friends and family during a health challenge.

Childcan, The Childhood Cancer Research Association

Childcan raises funds to provide responsive and compassionate support services to families facing the journey through childhood cancer – from diagnosis, treatment, recovery, or bereavement. 

Childhood Cancer Canada

Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the country's leading Foundation dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer.

Childhood Cancer Guides

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

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.

Children's Cancer Web
This website is one of the most comprehensive resources for cancer links anywhere. One-stop shopping for everyone with information about childhood cancer from the National Institutes of Health.
Children's Oncology Camping Association International

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.

Children's Oncology Group

The Children’s Oncology Group provides important information for children and their families from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and following cure.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs

To enrich the lives of children and their families coping with childhood cancer; and to promote awareness and understanding of the impact of childhood cancer on children and their families.

CLIC Sargent
This UK-based foundation is an excellent resource for cancer information and has a great online community for families facing childhood cancer.
Coast to Coast Against Cancer

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.

Cord Blood Banking - Canadian Blood Services

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 Banking - How It Works

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.

Cord Blood Banking - Insception Lifebank

With over 20 years of cord blood banking experience, Insception Lifebank has processed and stored more than 65,000 cord blood units, the largest number of all Canadian cord blood banks.

Cure4kids
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!
Curesearch
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
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.
The Ewings Cancer Foundation of Canada

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.

Gilda’s Club Toronto

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.

Helping Families Handle Cancer

To provide financial support for families who are struggling to make ends meet because their child is battling cancer.

International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organization
This is the website of this International organization. It is a worldwide network of organizations of parents of children with cancer.
Jamie's Preschool

Jamie's Preschool provides a rich program of play, learning and support for children facing cancer, blood disorders, organ transplants and other critical illnesses.

Kids With Cancer Society of Alberta
Kids With Cancer is an Edmonton-based charity that provides programs and services to children with a history of cancer and their families.
Leucan

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.

National Cancer Institute

Information to help caregivers cope while caring for a loved one with cancer, as well as help someone with cancer talk about and cope with the illness.

Neuroblastoma Canada

Neuroblastoma Canada is a national community-based organization dedicated to uniting Canadian neuroblastoma families.

Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC)

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. 

Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortim

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.

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

Pediatric Oncology specialists in Ontario have collaborated closely, since 1983, to deliver the right care at the right time and in the right place for children with cancer and their families.

Pediatric Oncology Research Manual

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.

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)

POGO champions childhood cancer care through collaborations in healthcare innovation, survivor care, family assistance, population data, policy development, research and education. 

Redkite: Grandparent study

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

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.

World Health Organization

The primary role of WHO to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.

These are the main areas of work:

Health systems
Promoting health through the life-course
Noncommunicable diseases
Communicable diseases
Corporate services
Preparedness, surveillance and response