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Blood Disorders Resources

West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation

WCK provides daily, practical support for families navigating a childhood cancer or blood disorder diagnosis. Through WCK programs, kids with cancer/blood disorders experience joy, siblings know they matter and parents know they are not alone. WCK offers Food Support programs and Hangouts, a virtual program offering adult-to-kid or small peer group connections.


Phone: (604) 394-2029

Imaginary Friend Society

A cast of characters inspired by the imaginations of kids themselves. Through a series of 20 animated short films, our imaginary friends explain a wide range of complicated cancer topics in a way that kids can understand. Because the more they understand about their treatment, the less scary it will be.

Beads Of Courage Program

Helping families and patients record and tell their own story of courage through beads.
Contact: Suzanne Dunbar, Parent/Patient Advocate
Phone: 604-875-2345 ext 6477

Make a Wish Canada
Do special things for children with cancer.  These non-profit organizations are dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish of children aged 3-17 years.  Ask your social worker or nurse for more details.

Zajac Ranch

A fully inclusive summer camp where everything is accessible for children with medical conditions and disabilities.

Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada
Provides entertainment; education and family activities that help children cope with a serious illness.  Starlight has a lot of outpatient, hospital-based, and web activities that support children and families — from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment. 

Balding for Dollars 
Bursary and Education Program provides bursaries that support the advancement of knowledge, skills and education for survivors of childhood cancer or blood disorders who are (or were) involved in the BC Children's Hospital oncology, hematology and bone marrow transplant program.

BC Family Residence Program

The BC Family Residence Program provides accommodation assistance to enable families to stay together when their child requires medical care at BC Children's Hospital or Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, including premature babies and newborns with other health concerns. Enhanced travel assistance is also provided through air transportation for patients of all ages.

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