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
Wigs for Kids BC
An organization that aims to improve the quality of life for kids dealing with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses and to provide a free wig for every BC child who needs one. Talk to your social worker for information.
Operated by the Canadian Cancer Society, this is a camp for children aged 6 -17 who have a history of cancer. This week-long camp has many fun activities: swimming, arts and crafts, sports, music and much more. Going through camp with other children, getting caring and support from experienced camp counselors, and just having fun can help children discover their own strength and help them just be children. Doctors and nurses from the oncology program are part of the camp. Contact the Canadian Cancer Society or see your social worker, nurse, or child life specialist for more information.
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.
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.
BC Family Residence ProgramWest Coast Kids Cancer Foundation
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.