GroupLoop is a safe place for teens touched by cancer to connect to find to find support, education and hope while dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer in my family was created by the BC Cancer Agency to help children explore their feelings. And to help parents support and stay connected to their children as they work their way through questions, emotions and understanding of this journey the entire family is on. To learn more about this site, click on Cancer In My Family
The following are some websites and resources that provide support to caregivers:
Description: A website that offers tips, educational information, peer and professional support through discussion board chats, and articles about palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.
Read about CancerChatCanada’s caregivers groups on the Canadian Virtual Hospice website. In many cases, the caregivers who use our online support groups are caring for patients who are palliative. The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides resources that may be helpful to family and friends of loved ones nearing death.
The Caregiver Education Series was launched in 2006 in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and with financial support from the Order of St. John (OSJ). The Series, offered twice-yearly, provides valuable information for caregivers in a supportive environment. Participants, who generally report that they feel isolated and overwhelmed with caregiving demands, receive an overview of community resources; a better understanding of the medical environment; legal considerations (wills, power of attorney, advanced directives, etc); how to deal with current experiences of grief and loss; and how to manage stress and self-care. The number of registrants is limited to 15 so participants experience safety and support within the group. This has happened each time and feedback from participants has been extremely positive.
This American website offers information and links for families facing life-threatening illness. Sections for caregivers, pain management, bereavement, and helping kids understand and cope.