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Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer

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


Office Phone 705-828-7965
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Barrie, ON
Mailing Address Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC) 
PO Box 20005, 524 Bayfield St N 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5E9
Physical Access Not Applicable


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
Volunteer Description

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
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 for more information
Languages English; Spanish - Reception
Fees None

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