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Parent & Guardian Support Group

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Parent & Guardian Support Group


About this course

An eight-week virtual support group for parents/guardians who are concerned about the impact that their cancer diagnosis and treatment may have on their child(ren). The group will provide a welcoming space for you to connect with others who are facing shared experiences. Along with peer connection, you will receive resources and skill-building opportunities. We will discuss how to talk to child(ren) about your diagnosis, treatment, coping, death, and the emotions that come with this.
This group is open to parents/guardians who are living with a cancer diagnosis and their partners, who have child(ren) under 17 years of age.
Session Dates:
Fall 2023: Thursday, October 5 – November 23, 7:00-8:30 pm – This group is full
Spring 2024: Thursday, April 18- June 6, 7:00-8:30 pm 


How to prepare

All virtual support groups require intake and a Zoom meeting with Gilda’s Toronto program staff prior to your first attendance.

Our support groups are being offered virtually at this time. The following is required to participate:

  • Computer, phone or tablet with a camera
  •  Internet connection
  •  A private room without distraction

Gilda’s Toronto offers 8-week support groups three times a year. Our support groups are run by mental health professionals who have a strong understanding of the unique needs of individuals who have been impacted by cancer.

Support groups are not operated on a drop-in basis. We encourage commitment to the entire 8-week.  A commitment to the group helps to build community and allows for topics and conversations to be built on week by week.

How do I attend?

If you would like to attend a support group an intake and new member meeting is required. You can start the process by filling out a membership inquiry form. 

A Gilda’s Toronto Program staff member will call you to complete an intake and schedule a new member meeting with you.



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