Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto is a registered charity that is making an important difference for cancer patients, their family and friends in the Greater Toronto Area. No cancer care plan is complete without emotional, social and practical support, an essential complement to medical care.
Our inclusive program of support, education and social interaction for the “whole family”- adults, children and teens as well as their family and friends, is offered in a home-like setting and provided FREE of charge. Gilda’s members are given the tools and information they need to help them create their own support plan. By being part of the Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto community, members are able to draw strength and the collective wisdom of people sharing similar life experiences.

Gilda’s Club focuses on providing support in as many ways as possible. From traditional support groups (adults, teens and children) facilitated by mental health professionals, to educational sessions with expert speakers, healthy lifestyles programs and social connection opportunities.

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*Friends & Family Caregiver Support Groups

*Living with Cancer Support Group


24 Cecil St., Toronto, ON M5T 1N2

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Canadian Children's Grief Symposium

Join us for Canada's first national Children's Grief Symposium. Participants will have the opportunity to learn foundational concepts,
practical tools and innovative methods that will help them to support children, youth and families who are coping with grief and bereavement
in their own communities. Workshops will be delivered by practitioners and educators from across Canada who have extensive experience
and knowledge in children's grief and bereavement care.


  • Date: November 18, 2021
  • Location: Virtual Conference
  • Focus: Education and Collaboration
  • Keynote Speaker: Will Petschenig
  • Number of Guests: 500+
  • Participants: Professionals from schools, healthcare, funeral homes, victim services and other social services agencies

Hosted by
Light house peer supportseasons centre for grieving children

In association with

Interactive sessions will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • - Foundational children's grief concepts
  • - Advanced practice ideas
  • - Emerging research
  • - Innovative program ideas and tools
  • - Widowed solo parenting
  • - Childhood traumatic grief
  • - Expressive arts therapies
  • - Supporting youth from different cultures
  • - The essential role of music in healing for Indigenous children and their families
  • - Trauma-informed community care for grieving families
  • - Supporting child survivors of suicide
  • - and many more...

There will be multiple opportunities for participants to connect and engage with one another and with the presenters.

Volunteers and students are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register