Candlelighters Simcoe - Parents of Children with Cancer

Site: Barrie - Mailing Address

Record #: BAR0051
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 13 Sep 2023


Description (Service) Support organization for parents whose child or teen has been diagnosed with cancer
  • provide parents with knowledge of library and other community resources, a quarterly newsletter, social events for the whole family and networking with other organizations
  • provide telephone and email support, hospital and home visits and monthly parent support group meetings
  • during support group meetings for parents an expressive art program is available for children
  • offers school support program/school advisory services
  • monthly teen social group
  • offers weekly art therapy program
  • bereavement support
  • Emergency parent relief fund (gift cards) available to families who are struggling financially
  • provides family care packages at diagnosis with gift cards and parking passes for Hospital for Sick Children
  • provides Christmas baskets for families whose child is on active treatment
Christmas Care Program
Care packages for families affected by cancer and dealing with cancer treatments during the holidays
  • donations of baked goods, homemade or store bought, toys, grocery store gift cards, movie passes etc are accepted
  • see Facebook page for more details and drop-off locations, Christmas Care Program
Sick kids parking passes program: provides a limited number of passes for parking at Sick Kids to families whose children are currently on treatment

Service Details

Hours Meetings:
First Mon of every month at 6:30 pm, call 705-305-4653 for location of meetings

Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County ; Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Parents and families who have children with cancer
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Meeting locations

Contact Information

Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Instagram Instagram:
Primary Contact Cheryl Gotthelf, Parent Liaison; Phone: 705-305-4653; Email:
Alternate Contact Sarah Parsons, Administrator and Resource Development
Mailing Address c/o Candlelighters Simcoe 
6 Emily Court 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 6B4


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