Parent & Guardians Support Group- Fall Session
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 a child(ren) under 17 years of age.
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
Facilitator: Tory Hagerman (she/her), CCLS, BA., has been the facilitator at Gilda’s Toronto for six years. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, Tory focuses on supporting children, youth and families in psychosocial oncology within the clinical, community and home settings. Tory is passionate about providing family-centred care while supporting the health equity and psychosocial needs of children, youth & families to be included and informed through life experiences such as illness, dying and death.
Please note this is a virtual support group that requires a meeting with Program staff prior to your first attendance.
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.
Computer, phone or tablet with a camera
A private room without distraction