Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto offers 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. 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.
Kids Talk Out is for children who currently have someone in their life who has cancer. This program aims to reach young people living with cancer in the family by offering an adult-led peer support program for children ages 4 to 12. Using a variety of art activities, engaging games and interactive fun, children are able ask questions, express difficult feelings, and share common experiences.
Kids Grieve Too is a weekly adult led peer support group which aims to provide kids ages 4-12 who are remembering someone who has died of cancer, a chance to talk with other kids about cancer and death and how it has affected them and their family. Using a variety of activities, children are able to receive support, ask questions, express difficult feelings and share common experiences with other kids who have experienced a similar loss.