Cancer is not always over when the treatments stop. Survivors of childhood cancer often face complex, long-term side-effects, which can impact their ability to learn and perform academically. Kids Cancer Care is striving to change this by actively supporting children, disadvantaged by cancer, throughout their primary and secondary school years.

To learn more about our Education Support Programs or to register your child for tutoring, please email Karin Schlegel, Education Support Specialist, or call 403 984 6211.


Parent Education and Support

This program strives to help parents navigate the pathways of their children’s learning and education, and more generally, to support parents in their parenting roles.

Parent Workshops – Offered or recommended throughout the year on topics related to education, learning, parenting, and family well-being. Return here for upcoming workshops!

Parent Resources – Kids Cancer Care is actively compiling parent resources. Please contact Kelly if you are in need of specific resources or if you have resources to share with the Kids Cancer Care parent community.

Parent Workshop: Boundaries and Balance

Saturday, November 17, 10 am to 12 pm - Families Matter Society (1440 52 St NE)

A cancer diagnosis and the course of treatment can greatly disrupt family routines and balance. This workshop is intended for families looking to re-establish boundaries with their pre-school and elementary aged children. Join Kitty Raymond, parenting coach and Child Life Specialist Kelly Raymond for a conversation-led session on setting boundaries and creating balance between child, parent and whole family needs. Parents will be invited to share specific challenges with the group and do some problem-solving with Kitty.

Childcare is provided during this workshop.

Intended outcomes for parents:

  1. Explore how setting boundaries with children relates to parental self-care and family well-being. 
  2. Understand boundary setting in the context of child development stages.
  3. Learn specific strategies to help establish and maintain boundaries with children.

Please RSVP to Kelly.



Cancer in the Classroom

What do you say to a child who says, “Is cancer contagious?”

Cancer in the Classroom is a program designed to help kids with cancer talk to their classmates about their diagnosis and treatment. The goal is to build awareness, understanding and empathy in the child’s school community to mitigate potential social, academic and adjustment difficulties. All this is done through an interactive presentation designed specifically for the level of understanding of the students.

Whether newly diagnosed or re-integrating back into class during/after treatment, this presentation is an effective way to answer questions, clarify misunderstandings, share the facts, provide resources and ease concerns about cancer.

This program is set to tour Calgary schools in the Fall of 2018. Contact Winter to find out more information.

Kids Cancer Care would like to thank the Canada Post Community Foundation for supporting the launch of Cancer in the Classroom.


Tutoring

Kids Cancer Care matches patients and survivors in Kindergarten to grade 12 with volunteer tutors, who provide home-based  one-to-one tutoring. These tutoring sessions help learners work towards specific academic goals, while  boosting their confidence and helping them develop general learning skills.

Interested Families

Interested Tutors – Find out more on our volunteer page.