Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer

Site: Mailing Address

Record #: BAR2908
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 11 May 2023


Description (Service) OPACC is comprised of representatives from parent groups, parents, guardians, survivors, or close relatives of a child or teen diagnosed with childhood cancer in Ontario
  • OPACC's goal is to be the parent voice for families with children diagnosed with cancer across the Province of Ontario
  • supports the establishment of new community-based parent support groups throughout the Province and the strengthening of existing groups
  • advocates for issues of importance to childhood cancer families
  • offering in-person and virtual support services, for more information see website
  • Parent Liaison program offers trained parent facilitators, and parents of a child who has had cancer, that meet with parents and families and help to address fears or concerns that they may have (non-medical advice)
    • offered at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga
    • run weekly drop-in support groups, provide informational materials and resources, and distribute free items
    • offer financial assistance such as hospital parking program and distribution of gift cards for gas and groceries to registered childhood cancer families
    • distribute meal vouchers for families at Hospital for Sick Children

Service Details

Hours No regular hours
Areas Served Ontario
  • Parents, guardians, or close relatives of a child or teen diagnosed with childhood cancer in Ontario
  • Childhood cancer survivors
Application Call, email or visit http://www.opacc.org/membership for more information
Languages English; Spanish - Reception
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-828-7965
E-Mail info@opacc.org
Website www.opacc.org/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPACC
Instagram Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/opaccorg
LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/opaccorg
Twitter Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/OpaccOrg
YouTube YouTube: https://www.tinyurl.com/opaccyoutube
Primary Contact Sarai Porretta, Administrator; Email: admin@opacc.org
Mailing Address Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC) 
PO Box 20005, 524 Bayfield St N 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5E9

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