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:


Ways you can help OPACC
:

  • Support OPACC by purchasing gift cards through FundScrip


  • 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
  • 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

Childhood brain tumors affect identity in adulthood: Swedish study

Patients who have been treated for cancer of the central nervous system (CNS) (or brain tumors) in childhood or adolescence can show affected self-perception and self-identity in adulthood, according to latest study by the Karolinska Institutet. Read more here: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141117/childhood-brain-tumors-affect-identity-adulthood-swedish-stu

Racial, Demographic Disparities Exist in Follow-Up Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Hispanic childhood cancer survivors are less likely to receive follow-up care later in life than white survivors, according to a new study; leukemia and lymphoma were the most common childhood cancers in the study. Read more at: http://www.cancernetwork.com/leukemia-lymphoma/racial-demographic-disparities-exist-follow-care-childhood-cancer-survivors#sthash.HhJPVh6W.dpuf