Informative website about chronic illness, nationwide support
group network, newsletters, ability to create a support group
Toronto Health Services
News, events, a very comprehensive and organized layout
of all the health services that Toronto offers.
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario
Official resource to Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on children’s cancer control and treatment.
www.Iffgd.org – International Foundation For Gastrointestinal Disorders: managing your health, news, resources and more.
www.epilepsytoronto.org – Epilepsy Toronto: Support groups, retreats and counselling services.
Angel Hair for Kids: A Child’s Voice Foundation
Provides wigs and hair systems to recipients at no cost to
the child’s family. To apply for a wig or hair prosthesis, a health or social care professional (e.g. doctor or
social worker) must contact A Child’s Voice Foundation to request an Angel Hair For Kids intake
Pediatric Oncology Exercise Manual (POEM)
Promotes an active lifestyle for children with cancer in order to achieve a better quality of life. Provides recommendations for types of
physical activity depending on the type of cancer, the benefits of physical activity and how to get a child motivated to be active.
Provides children who have a life-threatening medical condition that is considered progressive, degenerative or malignant and are within 2 years of their last treatment, free custom celebration cakes.
SAVTI – Academic & Vocational Counselling
Help for those who are survivors of cancer or caring for someone with cancer who is facing learning difficulties. SAVTI facilitates a smoother transition from high school to appropriate education and employment. Support and services when transitioning from high school to employment, university, etc., helps individuals find the appropriate tools and services needed in their next endeavor.
Look Good, Feel Better Organization
Free workshops for women (teens and adults) diagnosed with cancer around wigs, skin care and makeup techniques to allow women to look and feel their best during their cancer treatment and manage the effects of their treatment
Gutsy Peer Support
Online peer support program for those with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Support to newly diagnosed individuals or caregivers of dependents. Provides advice on how to deal with everyday life with these diseases (e.g., work, school, relationships, stress/anxiety, and travel)
Gilda’s Club Toronto
Offers programs of support, education and social interaction to those families that are impacted by cancer. Provided free of charge. Provides traditional support groups (adults, teens and children) facilitated by mental health professionals, educational sessions with expert speakers, artsbased and digital storytelling programs, healthy lifestyles workshops and recreational and social events.
Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
The AYA Program provides personalized, supportive care to Princess Margaret patients age 39 and younger. The goals of the AYA Program are to identify your individual needs, provide supportive counseling, link you to other community and hospital services
and resources and help you connect to other patients.
Provides a warm, welcoming and safe community to meet with other men, women and children who are living with cancer. All programs are free of charge for anyone living with cancer, at any stage, as well as for their caregivers and family members. Offers programs such as one-to-one peer support, group support activities, coping skills, rehabilitation and nutrition programs, expressive arts, financial programs and more.