Childhood Cancer Family Support Society
CCFSS's mission is to help families who are struggling with the financial burden of taking care of their child with cancer or a blood disorder by providing them with financial aid. They work with the Social Workers at BCCH. Please contact your social worker if you need support.
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
Balding for Dollars is an organization in partnership with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation that raises funds to support programs that benefit Oncology, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant patients in BC. The money raised goes into programs that support our patients’ quality of life while undergoing treatments and beyond, and donated hair is used to make wigs for kids. BFD's mission is to support and significantly enhance the quality of life and care provided to Oncology/Hematology patients and their families at BC Children’s Hospital and other care centers within B.C.
Contact Marissa Dunbar: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
A dedicated team of volunteers, patients, survivors, family members, health care professionals and staff, determined to make the journey with a brain tumour one full of hope and support. They work collaboratively to serve the needs of those Canadians affected by all types of brain tumours. BrainWave BC provides fun activities for families with a child with a brain tumour. For more information on the BrainWave program and how you can get involved, please contact Karen Malkin-Lazarovitz: email@example.com
Volunteer Cancer Drivers
They work with patients whose family members are unable to take time off work to drive, new immigrants with fewer support systems, or patients who rely on public transit. Rides are available to patients across the Lower Mainland and parts of the Fraser Valley.
DIVERSEcity Community Resources
A non-profit organization based in Surrey, BC that assists newcomers to BC to settle in. They offer free, multilingual programs and services such as caregiver support programs, family counseling programs, and interpretation/ translations (fee for translation service).
Island Kids Cancer Association
Providing practical support for children with cancer, and their families on Vancouver Island, through all stages of their cancer journey.
Highway to Healing
Highway to Healing funds families with children under 19 years of age who need medical treatment that is not available locally. The child must reside in the Town of Oliver, Osoyoos, or OK Falls in British Columbia.
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.