Print childhood cancer pathfinder
Patients and the public of B.C. and Yukon can access these online books by calling 1.888.675.8001 x 7000 (toll-free) to get a username and password from the Library. See Childhood Cancer Ebooks for more e-books about childhood cancer.
These websites have been reviewed and approved by the BC Cancer librarians. See the "Looking for More?" tab above to find more recommended websites.
This is a list of support programs offered by community organizations and BC Cancer. You can find more support programs offered at each BC Cancer centre and in the community on the BC Cancer website.
BC Cancer Patient & Family Counselling
Available to anyone in B.C. who has a cancer diagnosis, as well as those supporting them. Counselling available for individuals, couples, and families, either in-person or over the phone. Services are solution-focused and are limited to addressing challenges related to cancer.
Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors Program LEAF Clinic (BC Cancer)
BC Cancer and BC Children’s Hospital offers a long-term follow-up program for adult childhood cancer survivors. Call 604.877.6070 or toll-free 1.844.677.6070 or email ACCS@bccancer.bc.ca for information.
An online community for cancer patients, caregivers, friends and family. A safe place to connect and find support. Regular webcasts are available on demand on a series of topics relevant to people with cancer including physical activity, relationships and complementary therapies.
CaringTogether.life (Canadian Virtual Hospice)
Free platform designed to educate, support, and empower parents caring for a seriously ill child .
Childhood Cancer Canada
Offer some financial support for families in need.
Island Kids Cancer Association
Support children with cancer and their families on Vancouver Island, through all stages of their cancer journey. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
BC Children's Hospital Cancer Care Resources and Support
Resources include a patient/parent advocate, indigenous patient navigator, sibling support centre, and other programs.
Victoria General Hospital Paediatric Oncology Program
Call 250.727.4000 x16578 to speak to a social worker.
West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation
Resources, and mental health support for caregivers, children and teens navigating childhood cancer and blood disorders. All programs are provided to families at no cost. Website includes a guide to resources available to BC families.
Community services locator
The Canadian Cancer Society community services locator is a directory that helps cancer patients, survivors, family and caregivers find the services they need.
Activity books for children
Resources found in these Pathfinders have been chosen and evaluated by BC Cancer librarians with input from other BC Cancer staff members. Suggestions for additional resources for inclusion are welcome; however, the Library reserves the final right to decide which websites and resources will be included. See our Inclusion/removal policy.
Resources are reviewed on a regular basis, however, the Library cannot guarantee the function, accuracy, or currency of the websites and the information contained within them.
The BC Cancer library system consists of a central library at Vancouver Centre (VC), and branches in Abbotsford (AC), Kelowna (SAHCSI), Prince George (CN), Surrey (FVC), and Victoria (VIC). All centres have patient resource collections in our Cancer Information Centres (CIC), and all centres have a professional collection on site. Professional resources for CN are housed in the adjacent UHNBC Library.