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Education Session | Talking to Kids About Cancer

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Education Session | Talking to Kids About Cancer

This program is offered virtually through the webinar format. This program is offered virtually and open to non GCGT members.  


Join us for an informative webinar about parenting and cancer. Identify common challenges, issues and responses when children are living with a caregiver who has cancer. Develop an understanding of the developmental background of different ages of children and what their understanding is of cancer at this age. Discuss the importance of building emotional intelligence within early childhood. Learn how to support your children in coping with and building resiliency when living with a cancer diagnosis in the family. Learn fun, creative play strategies, which will ultimately support your children’s individual skills and foster your relationship with your child.

Presenter Description: Tory Hagerman, BA CCLS, RECE

Tory currently holds a permanent position with Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto as the Family Coordinator and Certified Child Life Specialist. Tory has spent the last 15 years working with a diverse group of children and families in both clinical, community and home settings. Along with working with Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto, Tory is the Communication Coordinator for the Children and Youth Grief Network. As one member of the collective network, Tory is proud to have contributed to bringing accessible grief and bereavement resources to children, youth, families and professionals within the community. As a CCLS, Tory is passionate about providing family-centred care, while supporting the health equity and psychosocial needs of children and youth. Tory has extensive experience engaging children in play-based learning and emphasizes inclusion and accessibility in all her work.

Required Technology

  • Computer, phone or tablet
  •  Internet connection

Event Details

Date: October 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: GCGT Virtual Programs
Phone: (416) 214-9898