Kids and Teen Programs

Child & Youth Programs

Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto is known in the cancer community as a leader in programming for children and teens. Our unique program for children & youth is highly valued by the families who participate, and health care professionals in the community.

Programs are professionally facilitated by Child Life Specialists, Social Workers, and dedicated volunteers. Our children & youth programs are specifically designed to meet children’s needs when cancer is part of their lives.


KIDS PROGRAMS

Kids Talk Out

Tuesdays at 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Kids Talk Out is for children who currently have someone in their life who has cancer. This program aims to reach young people living with cancer in the family by offering a professionally-led, peer-support program for children ages 4 to 11. Using a variety of art activities, engaging games and interactive fun, children are able ask questions, express difficult feelings, and share common experiences.

Registration for this group is required. To register your child for this group, please contact Dani Taylor, Child & Youth Coordinator, at  (416) 214-9898 ext. 211 or dani.taylor@gildasclubtoronto.org.

Session Dates

Fall Session: October 2nd, 2018 to December 4th, 2018

Winter Session: TBA (January through March)

Spring Session: TBA (April through June)

Kids Grieve Too

Thursdays at 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Kids Grieve Too is a weekly professionally-led, peer-support group which aims to provide kids ages 4-11 who are remembering someone who has died of cancer, a chance to talk with other kids about cancer and death, and how it has affected them and their family. Using a variety of activities, children are able to receive support, ask questions, express difficult feelings and share common experiences with other kids who have experienced a similar loss.

Registration for this group is required. To register your child for this group, please contact Dani Taylor, Child & Youth Coordinator, at  (416) 214-9898 ext. 211 or dani.taylor@gildasclubtoronto.org.

Session Dates

Fall Session: October 4th, 2018 to December 6th, 2018

Winter Session: TBA (January through March)

Spring Session: TBA (April through June)


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teens Filming Ourselves

Tuesdays at 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Filming Ourselves is a weekly professionally-led, peer-support program that features a unique multi-faceted digital storytelling experience for teens whose lives have been touched by cancer to promote creativity, self-confidence, self-expression, and community.

This program culminates in a spectacular showcase at the end of June. Find your voice in this safe, no pressure environment. With hands-on filming, photography, and fashion, with a dash of performance poetry, you will learn a lot and have fun!

This program is designed for teens ages 12 – 18 whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Registration for this group is required. To register your child for this group, please contact Dani Taylor, Child & Youth Coordinator, at  (416) 214-9898 ext. 211 or dani.taylor@gildasclubtoronto.org.

Session Dates

Fall Session: October 2nd, 2018 to December 4th, 2018

Winter Session: TBA (January through March)

Spring Session: TBA (April through June)