Candlelighters Simcoe - Parents of Children with Cancer

Site: Barrie - Mailing Address

Description (Service) Support organization for parents whose child or teen has been diagnosed with cancer * provide parents with knowledge of library and other community resources, a quarterly newsletter, social events for the whole family and networking with other organizations * provide telephone and email support, hospital, home visits and monthly parent support group meetings * during support group meetings for parents an expressive art program is available for children * offers school support program/school advisory services and provides family care packages at diagnosis and Christmas baskets for families whose child is on active treatment * monthly teen social group * offers weekly art therapy program * bereavement support * Emergency parent relief fund (gift cards) available to families who are struggling financially 
Christmas Care Program: care packages for families affected by cancer and dealing with cancer treatments during the holidays * donations of baked goods, homemade or store bought, toys, grocery store gift cards, movie passes etc are accepted, call for more information 
New program in 2017: provides a limited number of passes for parking at Sick Kids to families whose children are currently on treatment
Service Details
Hours Meetings: first Mon of every month at 7pm, call 705-737-4296 for location of meetings
Dates Sep-Jun
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Parents and families who have children with cancer
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Meeting locations
Contact Information
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Barbara Johnson, Parent Liaison; Phone: (Residence) 705-737-4296; Email:
Alternate Contact Cheryl Gotthelf, Resource Development; Phone: 705-305-4653; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Candlelighters Simcoe 
6 Emily Court 
Barrie, ON L4N 6B4