Print Media

Barrie Advance

July 25, 2011

"Cancer Group Hires Help"

Oceana Magazine


Our Parent Liaison, Susan Kuczynski, was featured in an article in the 2011 edition of Oceana Magazine, published in support of the Herbie Fund at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

The Mississauga News

October 5, 2013

"Riders saddle up to support parents of kids with cancer" (coverage of our 2013 Toronto Inside Ride in Mississauga).

Toronto Star

October 30, 2014

"Cancer treatment left Jake, 2, vulnerable. His safety depends on others being vaccinated" (OPACC family interviewed for this article).

The Toronto Observer

March 3, 2016

"Parking still pricey at Sick Kids despite subsidy" (our Parent Liaison and an OPACC parent/Board Member were quoted for this story on hospital parking costs).

Toronto Star

November 4, 2016

"Michael Bublé says 3-year-old son Noah has cancer" (OPACC was interviewed about the effects of childhood cancer on families for this story).

Barrie Advance

July 22, 2018

"Auto dealers help Barrie charity help parents of children with cancer" (OPACC receives a major donation).

The London Free Press

September 17, 2018

Article about our London childhood cancer parent support group.

Hamilton Mountain News

November 1, 2018

Article about our Hamilton childhood cancer parent support group.

Gravenhurst Banner

March 17, 2020

"New beer bread bakery in Gravenhurst supports childhood cancer charity" (Local business supporting OPACC)

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TV & Radio


March 29, 2013

On Friday, March 29, 2013, CBC Marketplace aired a piece called “Hospital Parking Pain,” where they investigated the costs of parking at hospitals in Canada. This is a timely issue for many of our families, and some OPACC families were asked to participate in this program.

Global and CITY News

March 1, 2014

Coverage of our Family Fun Day event in Etobicoke.

519 Online News

October 18, 2014

Coverage of our 2014 Toronto Inside Ride in Mississauga.

Global News Toronto

November 27, 2015

Susan Hay's "Making a Difference" segment on an OPACC partner includes an interview with our Parent Liaison.

Global News Toronto

January 18, 2016

Our Parent Liaison Susan Kuczynski was quoted for this story on the hospital parking policy announcement.

98.1 CHFI

January 22, 2020

An OPACC parent and our Parent Liaison Susan were interviewed by Darren Osborne about how OPACC helps families of children with cancer.

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Online Media

CBC.ca: “Hospital parking rates a 'tax' on sick Canadians”

March 28, 2013

Rising hospital parking rates amount to a tax on ailing Canadians, says one medical specialist. A CBC Marketplace report found many Canadians are missing hospital appointments and experiencing added stress due to the costs of parking at their local health centre. (OPACC interviewed for article)

Cancerckn.com: “September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Go for the Gold”

July 23, 2013

As part of CKN’s commitment to raising awareness about Childhood Cancer, we invited various organizations to join our “Childhood Cancer: Go for the Gold” campaign.  We feel the time has come to join together and unite in the effort to increase public knowledge about childhood cancer through the Gold Ribbon Symbol and September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.


Today’s Feature: Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC)

Samaritanmag.com: “Skateboard Park Huge Benefit To Sick, At-Risk, and Special Needs Kids"

July 31, 2014

Multiple YouTube videos of kids skateboarding at C.J. Skateboard Park and School — most recently drawn from a ‘Kids Being Kids’ event with Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC), which happened earlier this month — illustrate Mandarino’s point. Parents marvel at how their kids, many ill and withdrawn, seem transformed by the experience while the kids themselves are breathless with their enthusiasm. (OPACC mentioned in article)

Healthydebate.ca: “Hospital parking: health care’s controversial cost”

August 14, 2014

The issue is large enough that the Ontario government recently promised to cap or cut hospital parking fees. But at the same time, cash-strapped hospitals have grown dependent on the revenue parking provides. And it’s not just a question of fees: some hospitals struggle to make sure their lots have space for patient and visitor parking by doing things like shuttling staff in from off-site parking locations. Still others offer patient-centred services, like valet parking. So what’s working – and what’s not – in hospital parking lots? (OPACC interviewed for article)

Cancerckn.com: “Cancer Narratives: Childhood Cancer Advocacy and OPACC”

May 4, 2015

CBC.ca: "Ontario freezes hospital parking rates, offers long-term discount"

January 18, 2016

Our Parent Liaison Susan Kuczynski was quoted for this story on the hospital parking policy announcement.

VentureBeat: "Games on Demand game jam takes requests from ill children"

November 30, 2017

Our Parent Liaison Susan Kuczynski was interviewed for this story on developing videogames for sick children.

Barrie Today: "Innisfil Community Foundation gives charities $24K boost in fight against COVID-19"

April 30, 2020

A total of $24,000 was granted to Candlelighters Simcoe, Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC), Christmas for Kids (all year round) and RVH Foundation.

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