Registered Charity Number: 846324168RR0001

1.705.828.7965

Contact Us at info@opacc.org

Welcome to OPACC

Welcome to Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer's website!  On this website, you will be able to find information on resources for families and parents of children with cancer. 

OPACC was established in 1995 and is comprised of representatives from parent groups, parent contacts, and other family members from across the province. Our members are parents, guardians, survivors, or close relatives of a child/teen diagnosed with childhood cancer. 

OPACC is an independent registered charity; while we often partner with other organizations to provide services to our families, our programs are managed separately. OPACC receives no government funding and all funding for the development of our programs, services and special events (which are provided at no cost to our families) comes from the donations of generous organizations, businesses, foundations, and individuals.

We invite you to explore our website where you will find information about our organization, great resources and links to help you on your journey, and ways to make connections with others who understand what you are going through.

On the site, you will find information on:

Please also feel free to contact us directly should you require any information that you cannot find on this website. Our email address is: info@opacc.org

OPACC Resources

OPACC-supported community-based parent support groups

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Recent News & Events

OPACC News & Events

  • Read our latest newsletter here.

  • SAVE THE DATE! OPACC and the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation are teaming up again on Saturday, October 18th 2014 at Playdium for the Toronto Inside Ride 2014!

  • July 2014 support group meeting dates (read more information on this month's support group meetings here).


    Tuesday, July 8th: Hamilton

    Ongoing
    : Sick Kids drop-in support groups every Monday morning and Tuesday evening

  • Kaps4Kids is a fun, easy way that you can host an event at your school, workplace, organization, or group and come together to raise awareness and funds in support of OPACC and those children and families that we support.
  • Register here for the Million Dollar Smiles 2014 Bearhug program to get your child a FREE giant teddy bear and $100 gift card for Christmas!
  • Wild Water Kingdom 2014 discount code for OPACC members
  • Our "Sharing Hope" book is available for purchase online here!
  • OPACC t-shirts available for purchase here - show support for all of our "Heroes Coming Through"!
  • Support OPACC by purchasing The Little Grape That Could wine (OPACC gets nearly $7 per bottle!). Learn how here.
                   

Other News of Interest

  • Employment Insurance special benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children effective June 9, 2013 - click here for more information on how to apply.
  • Download a free copy of POGO's new "Money Matters" booklet here, which describes programs that many families access to manage the financial burden that may arise from their child’s cancer diagnosis.
  • Watch the CBC Marketplace episode "Hospital Parking Pain" online here.

Recent News

Study tests whether dog visits can ease stress of young cancer patients

A group of young patients at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is part of a nationwide study that examines the effects of animal-assisted therapy on patients, their families and therapy dogs. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/24/6581337/study-tests-whether-dog-visits.html#storylink=cpy

The Consequences of Curing Childhood Cancer

The majority of American children with cancer will be cured, but it may leave them unable to have children of their own. Should preserving fertility in cancer survivors be a research priority? Read more here: http://www.psmag.com/navigation/nature-and-technology/consequences-curing-childhood-cancer-86748/