Community Partners

Community Partners

Dr. Jay - Gilda's Club Greater Toronto Community Sponsor

The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre is a Toronto based charity that provides compassionate care, support and education to grieving children, youth and their families while building strength, resilience and hope. Everything we do at Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre is centered around our commitment to our core values of collaboration, respect, excellence and support, which we integrate daily into our care, duties and communications.

ELLICSR is a health, wellness and survivorship centre. A cancer survivor is defined to be anyone who is touched by cancer, including patients, families, friends, and caregivers. We offer all cancer survivors the opportunity to find information on health and wellness, meet other survivors, participate in a class or program and sit and relax before and after appointments. Through research, we strive to better understand the cancer and survivorship experience in order to improve it. We aim to close the gap between what we already know works and what survivors do to benefit their own health and wellness. ELLICSR inspires people to think differently, and to look for fresh ideas on how to improve the health and quality of life of cancer survivors.

Kensington Health is one of the most unique, non-profit, health and community care organizations in Canada. We provide a diverse range of services including long-term, hospice and community care, cancer screening, ophthalmology, and eye tissue processing for transplant. The Kensington Foundation supports cutting-edge research and education in the areas of medical, surgical and health-related services. At Kensington Health, we take pride in our work and are committed to providing our patients, residents, clients and their families and caregivers with the best quality health care services and experiences.

Ovarian Cancer Peer Support Network - A Gilda's Club Greater Toronto Community Partner

The Ovarian Cancer Peer Support Network (OVCA Peers) is a group of ovarian cancer survivors that meet monthly. We provide a safe and empowering environment for supporting one another, sharing resources, providing information, and encouraging advocacy. OVCA Peers began in response to a lack of ovarian cancer peer support available in the Greater Toronto Area. We started meeting regularly in 2011 and our membership has grown ever since.We are structured on a shared leadership model. All women may participate in the positions of Chair, Co-chair, Secretary or Treasurer, on a rotational basis. This system provides for consistency and stability in leadership, plus planning for the network.


Pink Pearl Canada is a community-oriented charitable organization that provides support, facilitates connections and empowers young women who are courageously overcoming the social and emotional challenges of being diagnosed with cancer across Canada. Our peer-support programs are for young women between the ages of 18-40 facing any type of cancer. We host free weekend retreats, local socials, brunch and learns, and have pink pearl support packages, a post-secondary scholarship, ambassador program and a private facebook group. We provide a safe and supportive environment for young women.