PEER - Therapeutic Exercise
Our PEER exercise program is designed for kids on or off cancer treatment and for kids with certain hematological diseases. The right prescription for physical activity can help your child develop strength, endurance, coordination and flexibility. Regular exercise helps restore energy levels and improve mental and physical well-being. PEER exercise sessions offer kids the opportunity to be more socially engaged and can improve academic performance.
During COVID-19, we are offering a mix of one-to-one, online and outdoor programs.
Teens and Tweens (10 to 17 years old)
- Online Zoom Sessions Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
- Outdoor adventure programs in person (canoeeing, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing)
- One-to-one sessions at our office
Preschool and School Age kids (3 to 9 years old)
- One-to-One sessions at our office
To register for more information on PEER, please contact our exercise specialist Carolina.
Download a free copy of POEM (Pediatric Oncology Exercise Manual) here.
The PEER program meets Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) guidelines and is expected to support nurses in their understanding of the benefits of exercise for children affected by cancer. Endorsement is provided by CANO for a time period of one year, ending May 2022.