KWCS House, Edmonton
We offer programs free of charge to assist you, your child and your family as you go through this difficult time.
We have many fun-filled events throughout the year for our kids with cancer and you, their families.
Talk to your support worker or a KWCS Team member today to sign up.
Providing you the necessary tools to cope with the demands of treatment and to minimize family disruption and related stress. Keep your eyes on this page, talk to your support worker or a KWCS team member for more information for upcoming programs and events.
For information about Family Programs and Events, please contact [email protected]
This fun program allows both the children and their family to express their thoughts and emotions through art.
This fully-funded program provides a camp experience to kids and their families, at various stages of the disease and survivorship.
Bringing adult survivors of childhood cancer together in a supportive environment to meet, talk and learn with and from each other.
An afternoon enjoying WEM Galaxyland, lunch, a visit from the Edmonton Eskimos & Santa together with other families living with childhood cancer.
These parties are held at the Kids with Cancer Society House so that children battling cancer can participate in fun activities in a safe environment.
This is a chance for you and your whole family to enjoy a private showing of a movie in a local theatre. Which one are you going to see?
This once-a-year self care opportunity includes massages, wellness activities and a home cooked meal. It's time to give yourself a night off.
In December, children get to secretly select gifts for their siblings and parents. There is also a variety of baked goods and other families to socialize with.
These monthly planned activities connect teens with other teens to socialize, share & learn from others with similar shared experiences. Recommended for ages 12-17 years old.
This group focus on survivors in their twenties who have unique needs that cannot be addressed through adolescent support groups.
Providing funds to the hospital that supports and compliments basic care including child life activities, professional development, teen room upgrade and educational resources.
Brainworks, Cancer in the Classroom, Conferences & Workshops, Patient Education, Post-Secondary Bursary, Professional Development, Teen Room Upgrade, and Educational Resources.
Daily Living, Parking Passes, Medical Support, Practical Assistance, and Palliative & Bereavement Support.
Beaded Journey, Gifts of Courage, Girls with Brain Tumors Group, Teen Group, Hospital Pizza Night & Visitation Program, In-house Counselling Services, Mom's Group, Newly-diagnosed Program, and Sibling Support Group.
The Kids with Cancer Society House: The first of its kind in Canada, the facility located within hospital walking distance, provides on-site support programs for families at all stages of their cancer journey. This facility also houses our offices.
This facility was made possible through the generosity of the Dave Lede Family Charitable Foundation and the Alberta Lottery Fund’s Major Community Facilities Program.
Papa Ken’s House (pictured): This accommodation facility is available when no other sources exist. It gives out-of-town families free accommodation during treatment and follow-up appointments.
Papa Ken's House became a reality thanks to Paddy Webb, Dave Lede Family Charitable Foundation, Qualico and the Alberta Government Community Facility Enhancement Program.