The Kids with Cancer Society House and Papa Ken’s House are open, and private sessions may be available for counselling services, educational support, and general programming. We will continue to put the care of our families, friends, donors and staff first as we find a path back to “normal.” For more information on each Family Program, call 780.496.2459 or email email@example.com
Stay up-to-date on current activities, promoted on our Family Facebook page. All Kids with Cancer Society members can join HERE
These are our current groups and more exciting activities will be added in the coming months.
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.
Held each September long weekend at Camp He Ho Ha, this four-day weekend provides an indoor camping experience for families who are at various stages of the disease and survivorship. Activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, mini golf and, family dances. At the end of the weekend many of the families leave the camp with a sense that they are not alone in the fight against childhood cancer. It also provides newly diagnosed families with a feeling of hope as they see children who have survived the disease. Camp Beat It was established by Parent Sheila Ethier and is made possible in part by the Ralph Jr. Memorial Fund and the Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund.
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.
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.