Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer

Site: Mailing Address

Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update
  • offering virtual support services, for more information see website
Regular 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
  • 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
Service Details
Hours No regular hours
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility
  • 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
Canada
Physical Access Not Applicable
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-828-7965
Toll Free Phone 1-888-290-5496
E-Mail info@opacc.org
Website www.opacc.org/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/OPACC
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/opaccorg
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/opaccorg
Twitter Twitter: www.twitter.com/OpaccOrg
YouTube YouTube: www.tinyurl.com/opaccyoutube
Primary Contact Sarai Porretta, Administrator; Email: admin@opacc.org
Mailing Address c/o Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC); 
PO Box 20005, 524 Bayfield St N 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5E9

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