Our family outreach programs, offered all year long, are designed to help kids escape the demands of cancer, if only for an afternoon or an evening. Whether it's a hockey game, yoga class or laser tag, our programs for tots, teens, parents and the whole family will get you out for some fun with other families affected by childhood cancer. Check back regularly for updated information regarding our family outreach programs.

Teen Night - Flames Game and Meet and Greet

Sunday March 5, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

*Space is limited for this program!

RSVP by February 27, 2017 to Nikki

*This event is also open to the general public.


Teen Leadership Program's Fundraising Event

Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Monster Mini Golf Calgary

Come support the teens leaders on their efforts to fundraise for their service trip in March 2017! They will be building homes for families in need, but need your help! Why not have fun while supporting a great cause.

Tickets must be purchased for this event:

  • $25/adults
  • $15/child under 12 years old
  • FREE for babies under two

Each ticket will get you the following:

  • one round of mini golf
  • FREE round of mini golf on your next visit
  • pizza
  • drinks
  • snacks
  • prizes
  • visit our silent auction tables

To purchase a ticket please email Nikki.

*This event is also open to the general public.


Kids Cooking Class

Saturday, March 11, 3 class times: 11:00 am; 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm
Ages 3 to 12

Kids are invited to join Kids Cancer Care and Poppy Innovations for some EDIBLE EDUCATION!  This cooking class aims to teach children about food preparation, cooking skills, nutrition and how to have fun in the kitchen. And of course, kids will be able to enjoy their culinary creations afterwards. This year the kids will learn to make sweet potato gnocchi!

This one hour class is being offered at three different times to accommodate as many participants as possible. Please note that this is a private group program for Kids Cancer Care and each class will have a maximum of 12 participants.

Register Now. Deadline to register is March 3rd.


PEER for Teens

Every Wednesdays, 6:45 to 7:45 pm
Ages 13 to 18

Fall semester starts October 5th. Registration open.

Please contact Jenna or by phone at 403 984 1229 for more information or to register.

PEER for Teens is a weekly exercise program designed to help teens rebuild fundamental physical skills while restoring immune system, energy levels and confidence, all through fun activities with fellow teens.  From rock climbing and sports skills to knowing your way around a gym, these classes are designed to give teens the confidence to be active no matter their abilities or limitations.


PEER for Kids

Every Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Ages 4 to 12

Registration for Fall - Full.

This community-based exercise program is designed to improve recovery and enhance quality of life for children affected by cancer (this includes on and off treatment patients as well as siblings)!

PEER is a collaborative initiative between the University of Calgary and Kids Cancer Care, developed by an interdisciplinary team of pediatric cancer specialists to help parents and health care professionals to use exercise to help ease the long-term impact of cancer and its treatments on kids. Specialized exercise programs are designed for each session to rebuild fundamental skills such as aerobic capacity, muscle strength, balance and flexibility, while restoring immune system, energy levels and confidence.

PEER is free and open to children with cancer (both on- and off-treatment), survivors and siblings! Please attend cold- and flu-free.

For more information, please email Jenna Schwanke or call 403 984 1229.


Teen Leadership Program

August - June, Calgary and Edmonton
Grades 10 to 12

The Kids Cancer Care Teen Leadership Program is for teens in grades 10 to 12 who have been affected by childhood cancer and certain hematological disorders. Patients, survivors, siblings and bereaved siblings get opportunities to develop as leaders through self-reflection, peer support, skill building, volunteerism and a service trip.

Teens meet monthly throughout the school year to develop and practice skills in communication, organization, responsibility and public speaking. The teens engage in volunteer work at Kids Cancer Care programs as well as other local non-profits. A major highlight of the program is the travel project, where teens in their final year of the program (or in grade 12), raise funds and awareness to travel to an impoverished community to help in meaningful ways.

For more information or to register, email Nikki Lamarche or call her at 403 984 6209.

 

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Cooking & Caring

Monthly

Feeding the stomach and the soul, one family at a time.

Each month, Kids Cancer Care provides newly diagnosed families with home cooked meals to help ease the stress of having a child on treatment. After finding the family’s favorite foods, our special volunteer chefs get to work on preparing food to fill the family's fridge and freezer.

Thank you to COBS bread on 130th Ave or being a part of our Cooking & Caring community!

If you are in need of some help and could benefit from receiving home-cooked meals, please contact Jenna Schwanke or 403 984 1229

Bon Appetit!


Pizza Night

Every Wednesday, Alberta Children's Hospital
For families staying at the hospital

Every Wednesday night on Unit 1 at the Alberta Children's Hospital, you'll find a group of dedicated Kids Cancer Care volunteers hosting a Pizza Night. This special night allows families to eat together, to talk and connect.

For more information, please contact Kelly Kerr or call her at 403 984 6209.

'Pizza night is so great! Not only is the pizza delicious, chatting with the amazing volunteers and other families on the unit is truly therapeutic. Thank you Kids Cancer Care!!'

Parent