Population served: Canadians affected by cancer
Cancer View Canada connects Canadians to online services, information and resources for cancer control. It is an ever-evolving portal that brings together resources for cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.
Through its collaborative tools, Cancer View Canada also links people in the Canadian cancer community to each other.
Population served: Children under 18 years, experiencing medical hair loss and unable to fully finance a wig
Angel Hair for Kids, a program of A Child's Voice Foundation, provides quality wigs and hair replacements to financially disadvantaged children who have experienced medical hair loss. Children in need of hair replacement, must be referred by a medical professional (doctor, social worker) and complete an application form.
Population served: Financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis
Mission: To return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
Population served: Women cancer patients
Other language(s) : FrenchMission:
Many women with cancer are told that the emotional rollercoaster of losing your hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and having sallow or excruciatingly dry skin is normal, but there’s nothing normal about this.
Asa result, cancer can rob a woman of her sense of self, both as a human being and, more specifically, as a woman.
Look Good Feel Better is Canada’s only charity dedicated to helping women and teens manage these appearance-related effects of cancer and its treatment. The charity offers a complimentary workshop in more than 100 cancer centres across Canada that gives women and teens with cancer the tools and techniques to feel beautiful and vital. In so doing, it helps restore this sense of self, so you can feel like yourself again.
Find the nearest workshop near you and register today.
Population served: Teens 13 to 17 who are dealing with cancer
Look Good Feel Better for Teens is a hospital-based public service program created by the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and its collaborators to help girls and guys between the ages of 13 and 17 deal with the appearance, health, and social side effects of cancer treatment.
- On-site groups available at participating cancer centers. Please see website for locations
- 2bMe.org serves as an online component of Look Good Feel Better® for Teens, a free public service program for adolescents 13 to 17 that provides information dealing with the appearance and sociological side effects related to cancer and its treatment.
Population served: Patients 18 years and under (sometimes older if still in school) who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues, worldwide
Helping Children Look Themselves and Live Their Lives
- Hair replacement systems and support for children is provided at no cost to children or their families
- Provides complimentary, custom-made hairpieces
- Candidates must be referred by their doctor, nurse or social worker
- Accepts hair donations