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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Membership Sign-Up Form


OPACC News & Events:

Ways you can help OPACC:

  • Helping OPACC throughout the Holidays: Learn how here!
  • Support OPACC by purchasing gift cards through FundScrip


  • Bank of Montreal customers: Find out how you can support OPACC every time you use your BMO MasterCard through ChangeIt!

  • 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
  • Direct your workplace's United Way campaign contributions to OPACC!

  • Begin a third-party fundraising campaign for OPACC through CanadaHelps!

    Fundraise Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
  • Our "Sharing Hope" book is available for purchase online!

  • OPACC t-shirts available for purchase - show support for all of our "Heroes Coming Through"!
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
  • Free online Childhood Cancer Resource Library from the Cancer Knowledge Network

 

Recent News

Benefits persist in T cell therapy for children with relapsed leukemia

An innovative cell therapy against a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot study. Read more here: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-12-benefits-persist-cell-therapy-children.html

Married couples face many challenges in their relationships

There are so many challenges a married couple can face, but none seem so severe to me as the illness or death of a child. Read more here: http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_27030681/column-married-couples-face-many-challenges-their-relationships