Candlelighters Simcoe School Support Program

Parents who are interested in learning how to support children with cancer and their siblings in the classroom, Candlelighters Simcoe has developed an excellent program that will help you do just that. On the link below, please find a copy of their School Program resource guide (copyright Candlelighters Simcoe) to give you ideas on developing a similar program for your school. If you have any questions or require further information, please email us at and we can put you in touch with Candlelighters Simcoe.

SEACs: Another way you can make a difference in the educational needs of children with cancer

Parents and caregivers: Are you looking for another way that you can make a difference in the educational needs of children with cancer? Then consider applying to join your local school board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)! View the flyer for more information.

Special Education Needs During and After Cancer Treatment

Click below for a template of a Powerpoint presentation prepared by OPACC’s Education Committee that you can customize and use if presenting to your local school board’s SEAC to educate them on “Special Education Needs During and After Cancer Treatment”

Helping Schools Cope with Childhood Cancer

Excellent free educational resource booklet (PDF format) offered by the Children's Hospital at the London Health Sciences Centre called "Helping Schools Cope with Childhood Cancer." This resource can be shared with educators and the school community to help them better understand childhood cancer and help students continue their education after a cancer diagnosis.

School Reintegration Planning

Presentation about school planning during and after cancer treatment. To be used as a resource only. Presented by Dr. Dianne Maing for Candlelighters Simcoe parent support group meeting.

Children with Cancer: A Guide for Educators

A practical guide developed by POGO Interlink Nurses for educators and administrators striving to support children and adolescents throughout their cancer journey.



Here are some scholarship opportunities that we have found for childhood cancer survivors in Canada. If you know of any others, please email us at and we will add them to this list!

Making the Right Transition into College

The National Children's Cancer Society (a U.S.-based charity) has published this pamphlet to address the special needs of childhood cancer survivors that includes both traditional tips about navigating college life as well as specific recommendations for dealing with cancer-related health issues.

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