Our family outreach programs, offered all year long, are designed to help kids escape the demands of cancer, if only for an afternoon or an evening. Whether it's a hockey game, yoga class or laser tag, our programs for tots, teens, parents and the whole family will get you out for some fun with other families affected by childhood cancer. Check back regularly for updated information regarding our family outreach programs.

Education Support – Parent Workshop

Saturday, May 27th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

John Laing, M.Ed. & School Psychologist, will discuss the importance of Executive Functioning. Executive skills include: task initiation, working memory, sustained attention, emotional control, flexibility - all vital building blocks for learning. Practical strategies to strengthen these skills - for both children and adults - will be offered.

Click here to register. RSVP by Friday, May 26th.

Calgary Dragon Boat Festival Information Night

Saturday, May 27th, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Our Parent Dragon Boat Team gives parents of children who have had or have cancer the opportunity to meet and be involved in a leisure-based recreational program. Training runs June to August and the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival is August 12 to 13, 2017.

Dragon Boat Races Parent Information Night is May 27th at 6 PM. Will be held at the Kids Cancer Care Office (609 14 ST NW, Suite 302). Child Care will be provided. Come out and see what Dragon Boat Races is all about! Whether you are a returning paddler or brand new, all levels welcomed!

For more information, please e-mail Whitney or call her at 403 984 6209.

PEER for Teens

Every Wednesdays, 6:45 to 7:45 PM
Ages 13 to 18

Please contact Carolina or by phone at 403 984 1229 for more information or to register.

PEER for Teens is a weekly exercise program designed to help teens rebuild fundamental physical skills while restoring immune system, energy levels and confidence, all through fun activities with fellow teens.  From rock climbing and sports skills to knowing your way around a gym, these classes are designed to give teens the confidence to be active no matter their abilities or limitations.

PEER for Kids

Every Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30pm
Ages 4 to 12

Please contact Carolina or by phone at 403 984 1229 for more information or to register.

This community-based exercise program is designed to improve recovery and enhance quality of life for children affected by cancer (this includes on and off treatment patients as well as siblings)!

PEER is a collaborative initiative between the University of Calgary and Kids Cancer Care, developed by an interdisciplinary team of pediatric cancer specialists to help parents and health care professionals to use exercise to help ease the long-term impact of cancer and its treatments on kids. Specialized exercise programs are designed for each session to rebuild fundamental skills such as aerobic capacity, muscle strength, balance and flexibility, while restoring immune system, energy levels and confidence.

PEER is free and open to children with cancer (both on- and off-treatment), survivors and siblings! Please attend cold- and flu-free.

Teen Leadership Program

August to June, Calgary and Edmonton
Grades 10 to 12

The Kids Cancer Care Teen Leadership Program is for teens in grades 10 to 12 who have been affected by childhood cancer and certain hematological disorders. Patients, survivors, siblings and bereaved siblings get opportunities to develop as leaders through self-reflection, peer support, skill building, volunteerism and a service trip.

The Teen Leadership Program's Alberta Home Build will take place in Lacombe, Alberta from Sunday, March 26 to Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Teens meet monthly throughout the school year to develop and practice skills in communication, organization, responsibility and public speaking. The teens engage in volunteer work at Kids Cancer Care programs as well as other local non-profits. A major highlight of the program is the travel project, where teens in their final year of the program (or in grade 12), raise funds and awareness to travel to an impoverished community to help in meaningful ways.

For more information or to register, email Nikki Lamarche or call her at 403 984 6209.





Cooking & Caring


Feeding the stomach and the soul, one family at a time.

Each month, Kids Cancer Care provides newly diagnosed families with home cooked meals to help ease the stress of having a child on treatment. After finding the family’s favorite foods, our special volunteer chefs get to work on preparing food to fill the family's fridge and freezer.

Thank you to COBS Bread on 130th Ave and in Crowfoot for being a part of our Cooking & Caring community!

If you are in need of some help and could benefit from receiving home-cooked meals, please contact Jenna Schwanke or 403 984 1229

Bon Appetit!

Pizza Night

Every Wednesday, Alberta Children's Hospital
For families staying at the hospital

Every Wednesday night on Unit 1 at the Alberta Children's Hospital, you'll find a group of dedicated Kids Cancer Care volunteers hosting a Pizza Night. This special night allows families to eat together, to talk and connect.

For more information, please contact Kelly Kerr or call her at 403 984 6209.

'Pizza night is so great! Not only is the pizza delicious, chatting with the amazing volunteers and other families on the unit is truly therapeutic. Thank you Kids Cancer Care!!'


WinSport Canada Olympic Park Summer Kick Off!

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Kick off your summer with COP's fun and exciting outdoor activities! Roller luge, mini golf, wall climbing, skyline luge, archery, zip line, field games and bungee trampoline are just a few of the adventures awaiting you!

Check back here in the spring for RSVP details.


This free-of-charge 'Summer Kick-OFF' will run like a day camp. Children will be put into age appropriate groups and led by highly trained COP staff. Supervision will be provided but parents are welcome to join in on the fun by cheering on your child(ren) and taking photos. Parents can also take a walk around the park, relax on the restaurant deck or drop the kids off for the day!


Time to Remember

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Please join us as we dedicate time during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to remember the children who have lost their lives to cancer. Check back here in September for RSVP details.