Who We Are

Who We Are

Welcome to Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto (GCGT), a registered charity that is making an important difference
for cancer patients, their family and friends in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our Mission is to ensure people living with cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

What We Do

No cancer care plan is complete without emotional, social and practical support, an essential complement to medical care. In Canada, we are fortunate to have leading-edge cancer detection and treatments that result in people being diagnosed earlier and living longer. This also creates an increasing demand to meet the social and emotional needs of people impacted by the disease.

This is where Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto is making a difference and why we have been called “the missing link in the cancer care system”.
Patrick J. Gullane, MB,FRCSC,FACS,FRACS (Otolaryngologist, University Health Network)

Our inclusive program of support, education and social interaction for the “whole family”- adults, children and teens as well as their family and friends is offered in a home-like setting and provided FREE of charge to members. Gilda’s members are given the tools and information they need to help them create their own support plan. By being part of the Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto community, members are able to draw strength and the collective wisdom of people sharing similar life experiences.

That’s why Gilda's Club focuses on providing support in as many ways as possible. From traditional support groups (adults, teens and children) facilitated by mental health professionals, to educational sessions with expert speakers, arts-based and digital storytelling programs, healthy lifestyles workshops and recreational and social events.