Halloween Howler

Saturday, October 24 12:30 pm
On Zoom

Halloween Howler is going virtual this year and we hope you can join us, wearing your favourite Halloween costume, for an afternoon of spook-tacular fun. After registering, we will email you a Zoom link, so your family can access all of the activities and fun, including Halloween crafts, Spooky Story Time, Monster Bingo, Monster Dance lessons, a spider web game, Tricky Trivia and more. There will be several activity sessions and Zoom will invite you to join the session five minutes before it begins. You can join us for just one activity or spend the day with us, virtually hopping from one activity to the next! Activities will last about 45 minutes each.

 

Please email Kaity if you have any questions. Register before October 23. To register, click here.


Education Support - Webinar Series

Spring and Fall
Evenings or weekends on Zoom

Looking for expert speakers

We are looking for professionals with expertise in childhood cancer and learning to present at our Education Support Webinar Series in the spring or fall. Professional presenters in past sessions have included neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, child life specialists, oncologists, teachers, principals, educators and health care app developers. If you have expertise you'd like to share or know someone who does, we would love to hear from you. 

Please email Nikki with your suggestions and questions.


Kindle Play Day

Saturday, October 3
10 am to 3 pm

Join us at Camp Kindle for a fun-filled day outdoors with your whole family. Join us for a physically distanced play day with fun and active activities for all ages, including archery, catapults, Giant Snakes and Ladders, painting, Disc Golf, Egg Drop, Halloween carving, wood cookies and more. Between activities, we'll be holding a scavenger hunt with snacks and a picnic-style lunch. 

 

Before attending an in-person program or event please read this first

As the world reopens and we begin to reintroduce and adapt our in-person programs, we want you to know that the health and safety of our community - our families, volunteers, staff and financial supporters - is our first priority. 

Kids Cancer Care has more than 25 years of providing programs to immune compromised children and adhere to the provincial health guidelines for infection prevention and control with heightened cleaning and disinfection protocols, rigorous health screening, monitoring and tracking.

Additional COVID-19 prevention and infection measures include strick limits on gathering, physical distancing, staggered entrance and exit times, hand hygiene practices and the use of facial masks in the office and at all in-person programs and events. 

While we make every effort to minimize the risk of exposure and transmission, it is vital that you make an informed decision when considering whether to attend our in-person programs and events. We ask that you consult your oncologist, primary nurse or health care team before making your decision. 

We also recommend that you refer to the Government of Alberta COVID-19 Information for Albertans page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our nursing manager Mackenzie Murawsky by email or by telephone at 403 984 6214.

 


PEER Website

Check out our PEER website for pracitcal and fun exercise and activities you can do from home. 

GO TO WEBSITE


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 offers kids the opportunity to be more socially engaged and can improve academic performance. We offer online exercise sessions for different age groups (ages 3 to 17) on Zoom.

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 2021.

Zoom
Teens and Tweens (10 to 17 years old)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Preschool and School Age kids (3 to 9 years old)
Wednesdays
11:00 AM to 11:40 PM

To register for more information on PEER, please contact our exercise specialist Carolina.

Download a free copy of POEM (Pediatric Oncology Exercise Manual) here.


Child Life at Home

Child Life Sessions

These group and one-to-one sessions with our certified child life specialist are designed to offer ideas for coping and the opportunity to share resources and discover new strategies to help kids in isolation navigate their health care journey, while conneting with each other.

Group Sessions 
Every Tuesday at 11 am on Facebook Live!

Group Sessions All Ages
Tuesdays
11:00 AM

 

Family Programs

Every Wednesday evening at 6 pm our certified child life specialist offers virtual family programs on Zoom to help kids in isolation connect with each other, while fostering a sense of community and having fun. Games, trivia, special guests and more.

All Ages
Wednesdays
6:00 PM

 

One-To-One Sessions
Our child life specialist also offers one-to-one sessions with kids who struggling with medical-related fear and anxiety. The goal of these sessions is to introduce your child to medical terminology using child-friendly terms and to familiarize them with medical tools and technology through medical play. The virtual sessions are designed to give your child a sense of mastery and control over the treatment process.

To register for group-based or one-to-one Zoom session with our child life specialist, email Kim.


Campfire at Home

Kids Cancer Care families, supporters, volunteers, donors and sponsors are invited to join us for an evening of campfire songs and fun on Facebook Live.

We have missed you all so much this summer at camp. So we thought we'd get together online on would have been the last night of camp. We're bringing camp to your home.

All Ages

RSVP Here. (You do not need Facebook account to watch).

Hosted by Dave Kelly!
Special musical performance by Mariya Stokes!
Featuring Camp Kindle counsellors PawPaw, Maui, Chilli, Firework, Koda and Blitz!

Please share with your friends and family, we want new and old friends of Kids Cancer Care and Camp Kindle to join us!


One-to-One Tutoring

Our qualified tutors will work one-to-one with your child to help them develop learning techniques and strategies that work for them. We currently have a waitlist of young people requiring tutoring services and are actively seeking qualified tutors to match with students.

If you have a child who needs one-to-one tutoring at this time, please email Nikki. She will add you to the waitlist and do everything in her power to find the perfect tutor for your child.

If your child or teen has a tutor who has gone above and beyond, we’d love to hear from you. Send a quick email to Nikki so we can celebrate your tutor and your child’s success.


Cooking & Caring

We know families affected by cancer are familiar with isolation, but with the COVID-19 pandemic the need to isolate has become even more stressful. We are here for you and our volunteers are ready to help! We are temporarily revamping our Cooking and Caring Program to ensure families are supported during this crisis.

Do you need help with grocery pick-up and delivery?

Are you in need of food or meals at this time?

Are there other ways Kids Cancer Care volunteers can help?

Please reach out to Mackenzie, our nursing manager, and she will set you up with a volunteer who is trained and committed to supporting you during this time.