|Childcan founders, parent David Cohen and Dr. L.L. Barrie deVeber, Immunologist/Oncologist, knew first-hand about the hardships facing families when children were diagnosed with cancer. Dr. de Veber and Mr. Cohen understood that these parents and children had needs that weren’t being met; financial, emotional and social support resources were not readily available. In 1974, the need and a late night conversation began a proud history of support that continues today. Many years later that need for support has not changed!|
Childcan is a registered Canadian charity based in London, Ontario that provides responsive support services for children, and their families, diagnosed with cancer at Children’s Hospital LHSC located in London. Children’s Hospital LHSC is the regional referral centre for Southwestern Ontario so Childcan supports kids and families from throughout the large geographical area LHSC serves.
September 2014 marked the 40th year of operation for Childcan, the Childhood Cancer Research Association, and a proud history of pioneering and support for children and families living with childhood cancer.
Childcan raises awareness and funds to provide personalized, responsive and compassionate programs and services to families facing the childhood cancer journey, from diagnosis, through treatment, to recovery or bereavement.
We believe childhood cancer must be designated a child health priority, and that support services for families are critical.
* Over 40-year commitment to children and families.
* Grassroots organization with board members and volunteers connected to our cause.
* Strong relationships with partner hospitals.
* No reliance on government funding.
* Ongoing support from past and present Childcan families.