COVID Resources for Families with Children with Cancer
We hope that you are staying safe and finding ways to connect with loved ones despite these challenging times. We’d like to thank you for your efforts in social distancing, which are important to protect people with compromised immune systems, like kids with cancer.
This health crisis can be extremely scary for families with children who are or have experienced cancer treatment. There are many questions and concerns around children with cancer and the impact of COVID-19. We are collecting resources for these families and will continue to update this page as new information becomes available. If you have a resource you’d like to share, please email it to Kathy Motton at [email protected].
COVID-19 Emergency Fund:
Childhood Cancer Canada
March 31, 2020, Solving Kids’ Cancer
Latest COVID-19 Insights from Doctors + Stories from the Frontline to inform Childhood Cancer Families & the General Community
March 31, 2020, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
COVID-19: Looking after your health and wellbeing
March 26, 2020, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
COVID-19 and Cancer: What you need to know now
March 25, 2020, The Max Cure Foundation
COVID-19: Addressing family concerns for children with cancer and survivors
(Register to access the archived recording)
March 24, 2020, Solving Kids’ Cancer
Discussion on Impact of COVID-19 in the Pediatric Cancer Community
May 20, 2020, Wellspring
Be Well Talks: COVID-19 Financial Resources
University of Waterloo
COVID-19 Ask Our Experts Series
Pediatric Cancer and COVID-19:
Children's Oncology Group (COG)
COVID-19 and Your Child, Teen, or Young Adult with Cancer
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
What Does COVID-19 Mean for Children with Cancer or Other Illnesses?
Alex's Lemonade Stand
How to protect children with cancer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Kids Study
Children with Cancer are Not at a Higher Risk for COVID-19 Infection or Morbidity
Pediatric Cancer Survivors:
Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
COVID-19 and Cancer Survivors: What do I need to know?
COVID-19 and Cancer:
March 25, 2020, André Picard, Globe and Mail
What Cancer Patients Can Teach Us about Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and You
COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub
General Information on COVID-19:
SickKids, About Kids Health
Information for parents of immunocompromised children
Pain Management Apps and Online Resources
System Tracking and Pain Self-Management
CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Stress and Coping with COVID-19
Colouring book: Learn about the Coronavirus
You Can’t do THAT in Hospital!
List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
Virtual Field Trips
Educational Shows on Netflix
Scholastic releases free daily courses
As we begin to feel the impact of this global pandemic, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support. Now, more than ever, it is important to come together as a community and help one another.
Due to the current public health concerns, Childhood Cancer Canada and Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation may have a slower than usual response time. If you have any urgent questions or concerns please email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.