Teens with cancer are not always comfortable speaking openly to adults or their friends/classmates about their cancer experience. Cancer in your teenage years can prove incredibly isolating and lonely as teens are forced to face many issues that are unique to them and which may not easily be understood by other young people. Childhood Cancer Canada has created a confidential social hub where teens with cancer can connect with their peers and with young mentors, young childhood cancer survivors, who had cancer as teens. This online platform provides teens with a confidential, nation-wide forum enabling them to connect at any time with their peers online, share their journeys, and provide support to one another.
If you are a Teen (ranging in age from 13 – 19 years old) currently in treatment or a Mentor, a young survivor (19 – 29 years of age), who would like to share your cancer journey, please click here to sign-up today!
If you would like to speak to a CCC staff member about the Teen Connector online community, please email Zoey Friedman, Manager of National Programs & Services, at email@example.com.
Please note, if you are a teen between the ages of 13 – 16, you will need to have your parent or guardian fill out the parental consent form. Please click here to fill out the form and submit the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to the attention of Zoey Friedman at (416) 489-9812.