Managing Your Anxiety After Your Child's Cancer Diagnosis

November 2021 presentation by Fatmah Jahim (OPACC parent & psychology student)

Email us for the link to the video recording of the presentation

Post Traumatic Stress in Survivors of Paediatric Cancer and their Siblings

Click here to see the presentation slides from OPACC's 2018 AGM. Presented by Tina J. Smith, BSW, MSW, RSW.

Professional Counselling


  • OPACC Niagara: Free counselling sessions with Family & Children Services (FACS) Niagara

  • Candlelighters Ottawa: For individuals, couples and siblings, professional counselling services are offered at any time in the child's cancer journey

  • Children's Mental Health Ontario: CMHO’s nearly 100 member organizations operate in every region of the Province, providing treatment and support to children, youth and families. Not specific to childhood cancer.

  • Everwell Integrated Health Professionals (Hamilton): Provide psychotherapy, counselling, massage and holistic nutrition services. Recommended by former OPACC Board Chair (bereaved childhood cancer parent), who had positive personal experience with them.

  • Everyday Heroes Kids: Search listings under "Individual Psychotherapy"

  • HopeSpring (Kitchener-Waterloo): Offers an on-site Cancer Care Counsellor who provides counselling to those affected by cancer (one-on-one counselling, couples counselling, family counselling, child(ren) with parent(s) and caregivers counselling)

  • Mind Beacon: Free mental health support for Ontario residents using a digital therapist guided program

  • Theravive: Free local therapist and resource listings

  • Wellspring: Offers free counselling services at their Niagara Falls (child/teen counselling; short-term individual counselling) and Oakville (family counsellor who specializes in family support when a child has cancer) locations, as well as virtually

Parenting Through Crisis

Click here to view the lecture from OPACC's 2019 AGM. Presented by Barbara Coloroso, internationally recognized speaker, author, parenting educator, and parent of a childhood cancer survivor.

PTSD & Therapy Websites

Click here for listing. Courtesy Tina J. Smith

Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT)

Click here to learn about the PAT, why it's important to address the mental health needs of families of children with cancer, and how you can help make it widely available.

Post-Traumatic Stress in Parents of Children with Cancer

Click here to see the presentation slides from OPACC's 2015 AGM. Presented by Tina J. Smith, RSW

Bereavement Counselling

Various organizations throughout Ontario offer free bereavement counseling and support. Click here to see our bereavement resources page. 

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