Print helping children and teens cope with cancer in the family pathfinder
Books for parents and other adults
Books for children and teens
Patients and the public of B.C. and the 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.
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.
Family Art Therapy Program (BC Cancer)
Support is available for families who have a parent living with cancer. Therapy is targeted to families with kids who are about 3 – 16 years old. Support groups for people with cancer and their kids aged 5-9 and 10+. Support groups run for three weeks and are held on Zoom. Any family in BC can join.
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.
Wellspring Children and Parents Program
Virtual support program for families in which the parent has been diagnosed with cancer and the children are between the ages of 5 and 12. Offered via Zoom.
Wellspring Parents Support Group
Virtual program to support parents with dependent children in high school or younger. Offered via Zoom.
Activity books for children
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.