Teach.Learn.Connect (TLC) Partnership Project
Childhood Cancer Canada
Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) was founded in 1987 as a support organization to help children with cancer and their families. It is the country’s leading Foundation dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer. We achieve our goal of improving the lives of children with cancer and their families through a variety our vital support programs and investment in collaborative cancer research.
CCC is proud to be an active partner of the C17, the Council of Pediatric Haematologists/Oncologists. Our partnership with the C17 ensures that the national research we fund improves health outcomes and quality of life for children and adolescents.
CCC administers many support programs, including the emPower Pack, Survivor Scholarship Program and Benevolent Fund as well as several other programs that provide information and resources to families at critical stages in their cancer journey.
TEVA, a generic pharmaceutical company, funded the Teach.Learn.Connect (TLC) project in 2008. The project is both creative and extremely valuable to Childhood Cancer Canada and the children and families we serve. Comprised of three parts, the TLC project supports educators, children and families, and teens. It consists of:
· Educator's Website: A comprehensive website offering materials to support educators who have a child with cancer in their school. The materials will show how the school community—staff and students—can support the child and the family during and after their cancer experience.
· Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) DVD: A DVD for families who are facing a diagnosis of the most common form of childhood cancer, ALL. Created in collaboration with the Hospital for Sick Children, it is available to all families in Canada as part of our emPower Pack.
· Teen Connector: To support teens diagnosed with cancer we created a discrete website where teens can connect with mentors and each other to share their experience.