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Children’s and Parents’ Program


Wellspring offers a Children’s and Parents’ Program that brings parents and their children together for family time, networking, conversation about having cancer in the family, and tools to help them cope and express how they are feeling.  This program is for families in which the parent has been diagnosed with cancer.

Children learn that they are not alone and will be guided by two professional leaders through various topics using age-appropriate communication and therapeutic play activities. While children are together, parents meet separately to address the same topics so that they can continue the conversation and support their children at home.

Please note, children participating in this program must be between the ages of 5 and 12. For children under the age of 5, child minding services are available at the centre at no cost while the parents are participating in the program.

web-icon-email-50x50Please contact the centre to book a time for child minding.


When A Parent Has Cancer

Also available is an online guide that will help parents learn best practices for communicating with and supporting children.

web-icon-pdf-50x50Please click here to download a copy of When a Parent Has Cancer



Registration or appointment required

Registration or Appointment Required: This program requires a commitment to attend all sessions.

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Program Details

Upcoming Dates:

OCT 10- NOV 21, 2019

  • Thu Oct 10, 2019: 5:30pm EDT - 7:30pm EDT
  • Thu Oct 17, 2019: 5:30pm EDT - 7:30pm EDT
  • Thu Oct 24, 2019: 5:30pm EDT - 7:30pm EDT
  • Thu Nov 7, 2019: 5:30pm EST - 7:30pm EST
  • Thu Nov 14, 2019: 5:30pm EST - 7:30pm EST
  • Thu Nov 21, 2019: 5:30pm EST - 7:30pm EST


Emotional, Family

Designed For:

Patients, Caregivers, Family



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