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Parent & Guardians Support Group- Fall Session

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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.

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 

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.

Required Technology

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

Event Details

Date: November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, happening 8 times

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Gilda’s Toronto Virtual Programs
Organizer Name: Gilda’s Toronto
Phone: (416) 214-9898