Population served: Children who are 2 years off treatment
Family centred child health programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced pediatric research and education at the Alberta Children's Hospital.
Hematology Transplant Program details:
Nurse Coordinator: Lisa Niotis
Clinic manager: Terri Lee Slykula
Medical team: Kathy Reynolds MD, Lucie Lafay-Cousins MD, Greg Guilcher, MD
The clinic meets Mondays and Thursdays. Sees patients once they are 2 years off treatment. Our multidisciplinary team consists of a pediatrician, family physician, neuro-oncologist, neuro-psychologist, social worker, endocrine consultant, and 3 registered nurses. We do accept patients treated at other centres, but we require a transfer from the previous treatment centre.
Population served: Alberta families battling leukemia
The “Bill Beattie Memorial Endowment Fund” was inspired by Bill Beattie who lost his battle with Leukemia in 2008. The fund was created by his family to financially support Alberta patient’s and their families who are in need of assistance during the course of their chemotherapy treatment or transplant recovery.
Patients and Families currently going through treatment for blood cancer can contact the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) for more information on how to receive funding from “The Bill Beattie Memorial Endowment Fund”. Applications for assistance are carefully reviewed and approved for funding four times a year, jointly by the LLSC and a small committee of Bill’s family and close friends’.
Population served: Families going through cancer
The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is a charitable organization that helps families fighting childhood cancer in Alberta. Our programs are uniquely designed to meet the needs of the whole family at each stage of the cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
Population served: Children and adolescents aged 9 through 19 who have a parent with cancer
When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, things can change for everyone – specially the children. Kids/Teens Can Cope is a group program consisting of five 90-minute sessions. It is offered twice a year, usually in March and November. The program is designed for children and adolescents aged 9 through 19 who have a parent with cancer. Groups consist of both boys and girls and, when numbers warrant, the children are divided in two groups along appropriate age lines.
Population served: Children with cancer
To identify and meet the needs of children with cancer and their families from the time of diagnosis throughout treatment and beyond, through support, clinical programs and research.
Population served: Families with seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment in Edmonton.
Our mission is to improve the lives of families with seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment in Edmonton. Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta (RMHCNA) is the place where families find strength, and our community discovers the best in themselves every day through their support of RMHCNA.
Population served: Cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
Wellspring Calgary is a warm and welcoming community that provides a comprehensive range of support, resources and programs so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives.
Wellspring Calgary has excellent medical resources to fight cancer, but people who have cancer need so much more than medical care. Individuals and their loved ones often have difficulty finding the emotional, psychological and practical support they so urgently require. The support provided by Wellspring becomes a vital complement to medical treatment.
In Calgary, only Wellspring devotes itself exclusively to the unique non-medical needs that cancer presents. At Wellspring Calgary people with cancer, their families and friends can exchange information, develop a support system and create a sense of hope, in a warm, caring and welcoming atmosphere.