For years, OPACC has been a leader in advocating for reduced hospital parking rates for parents of children with cancer. We have been interviewed by various media outlets (including the CBC) about this topic, as well as have been consulted by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to inform their hospital parking policy that came into effect in 2016.
We are now pleased to be able to offer this additional program to help families! Please read through the details below.
Since launching the program in 2017, OPACC has provided $5,190 (and counting!) in reimbursements to families for hospital parking passes!
How You Can Help
If you would like to donate to this fund, please select "Hospital parking fund" from the list of available funds when making your donation below. Thank you!
We are looking for more sponsors for this program! Hospital parking costs are a huge and unavoidable expense for families, who have no choice but to be at the hospital every single day while their child is a hospital patient. If you know of a funder or business that would like to make a big impact in directly helping childhood cancer families by sponsoring this program on an ongoing basis to ensure its long-term sustainability, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Corporate sponsors would receive generous donor recognition, as outlined on our Corporate page. We are very grateful for all of our sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible! Please help us spread the word by downloading and sharing the infographic below with potential funders. Thank you!
The OPACC Hospital Parking Fund was initially established through a generous donation from Catarino House (2017):
Additional funding for the expansion of the program was provided by the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (2018):
Additional funding for the program was provided by The George Lunan Foundation (2020):