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Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada's children's programs

The Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada has a number of children's programs to help children with cancer, such as:

Camp Scholarships: The Camp Scholarship Program provides funding for children aged 7-18 who are undergoing cancer treatment and those who have completed treatment and feel well enough to attend a camp setting to go to a camp of their choice for free. Children can choose from a list of participating camps featuring sports, music, art, science, horseback riding, water skiing or other activities they missed most during treatment. As part of the Camp Scholarship Program, the Foundation also provides kids with a camp backpack, filled with items they will use while enjoying their camp experience.

Bear-Able Gifts: The Foundation delivers gifts to thousands of children across Canada each year through their BEAR-Able Gift Program. Through their overflowing gift bags, the Cancer Recovery Foundation provides many of the things children and teens love – board games, hand-held games, dolls, cards, colouring books, crayons, markers, puzzles, stuffed toys – all sorts of gifts that make them smile and take their minds off cancer treatment. Together with their US affiliated office in Pennsylvania, the Bear-Able Gift program is the largest supplier of gifts to children with cancer in North America.

Helping Hands Fund: The Helping Hands Fund provides emergency bridge payments directly to utility companies and landlords, ensuring that each child has a warm, safe place to call home while recovering from cancer. The Helping Hands Fund is a monthly program that works directly with your social worker or child life specialist. They will work with you and your family to complete the application and to include the additional documentation needed.

For more information on the Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada and their programs, please visit their website http://cancerrecovery.ca and click on "Children's Programs"

OPACC's Parent Liaisons will also have application forms for these various programs available for distribution at clinic and at the weekly drop-ins at Sick Kids.

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