We offer programs free of charge to assist you, your child and your family as you go through this difficult time.
HOW HAS COVID-19 AFFECTED THE DELIVERY OF OUR FAMILY PROGRAMS?
Our goal has always been the wholistic care of the family and during COVID-19, we have continued to maintain programming through virtual means in all areas possible.
The Educational, Financial and General Support Programs described below, have all been adapted and are available. We are also continuing to work on developing future programming for late effects often associated with a childhood cancer diagnosis.
We have adapted many family activities to follow AHS COVID-19 guidelines. We will always put the care of our families, friends, donors and staff first. For more information on each Family Programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780.496.2459.
Stay up-to-date on current activities, promoted on our Family Facebook page. All Kids with Cancer Society members can join HERE
There are virtual groups and activities already on the calendar and some others still in the planning stages.
During the past year of the pandemic, our original programs and family events shown below were offered virtually, postponed, or cancelled due to restrictions. We urge families to check back here often and/or join the private Family Facebook Group for program updates as the situation evolves. We look forward to the time when we can all be together again.
This fun program allows both the children and their family to express their thoughts and emotions through art.
Pre-pandemic, this fully-funded program provided 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 Football Club & 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.
This once-a-year parents’ night off includes massages, wellness activities and a delicious meal.
In December, children visit the Kids with Cancer Society Program House to secretly select gifts for their siblings and parents. Elves assist with the gift wrapping, baked goods are available to take home, and families have an opportunity to socialize over refreshments.
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. Teen Group is supported by Smiles from Spencer Foundation.
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.
Beaded Journey, Gifts of Courage, Girls with Brain Tumours Group, Teen Group, Hospital Pizza Night & Visitation Program, In-house Counselling Services, Parent Group, Newly-diagnosed Program, Sibling Support and Survivor Groups.
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.
DUE TO COVID-19, RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE AT THE KWCS HOUSE TO PROTECT FAMILIES AND STAFF. PLEASE CALL 780 496 2459 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
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.
DUE TO COVID-19, RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE AT PAPA KEN’S HOUSE TO PROTECT FAMILIES AND STAFF. PLEASE CALL 780 496 2459 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.