PROGRAMS…What We Do
Family Financial Aid Program
Providing families with financial aid is a major part of the CCFSupport’s work. The CCFSupport works with BC Children’s Hospital plus Surrey Memorial and Victoria General’s Pediatric Oncology Departments, to help families in need through the Family Financial Aid Program. Families in need are recognized and determined by social workers at the Hospitals.
Though most aid is monetary in nature, other forms of aid are often provided and much appreciated. The CCFSupport Family Financial Aid Program helps support children with cancer and their families, from all corners of the Province of British Columbia.
As you see in the Funds Distribution Map of British Columbia for 2015 thru 2018, we were able to help and support 276 Families with over $ 320,000.00 in funds going towards Charitable Programs & Family Financial Aid!
If you donated to CCFSupport or held an event on our behalf, we want to Thank You All for our Success!
– for the truly difficult times and monetary needs following the loss of a child.
– exactly as it sounds – provide a few hours out away from the hospital for a couple to have a brief moment of normalcy in their lives. Whether it be for dinner, a theatre or other worthwhile event.
FOOD/DINNERS FOR FAMILIES
– (that are shut-in with their child at the hospital) provided over several Christmases along with the opening of the Tech Acute Care Centre (new Div. of Children’s Hospital).
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR
– “She Defines Strength” – An annual event for teen girls and young adults that have survived cancer and/or may be going through ongoing treatment.
During the early years of BCCCPA an important aspect of our activities included supporting research into finding treatments and cures for childhood cancer.
In the last few years we have recognized that financial aid is the number one need for families of a child with cancer and have decided to leave research up to the many organizations that already do it well. We expect that we may be able to re-visit our interest in supporting research sometime down the road.
To read archived material on what research we have supported in the past – click here.