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West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation Blog

Jill (centre) with Kelsey and Hannah from the WCK team, sitting in the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. There are mountains and trees in the background and it's a sunny day.

Life at WCK: Jill’s first three months

May 30, 2023

Jill shares her reflections on what it’s been like to join the WCK team and bring a brand new role to life. Welcome to my diary!    When Hannah first…

From left to right" Dominique, Kelsey, and Taylor smiling at the camera.

Learning from the experts

May 9, 2023

Taylor and Dominique have wrapped up their recreation therapy placements with WCK, and we miss them already. In this blog, they share what they will take forward from the experience…

From left to right: WCK team members Karin, Colleen, Rachele, and Janet standing outside the WCK office on a sunny day. They have their arms round each others' backs and are smiling at the camera.

It Takes a Village to Support a Family

April 26, 2023

“It takes a village” – it truly does. WCK cannot make our vision a reality without a whole network of people who care about families navigating childhood cancer and blood…

Why Monthly Giving Works for Me

April 25, 2023

Paul and Laurel are incredible members of the WCK community. As well as volunteering their time and talents, they are longtime monthly donors. Their regular giving helps us to build…

WCK volunteer Colleen wearing a mask and holding a WCK-stamped box full of frozen meals, about to load it into her car to deliver to the hospital.

How the pandemic changed programming

April 11, 2023

WCK began running programs in 2019 – and we all remember what happened the following year. During that time, we listened and adapted to families’ priorities. This blog explores how…

The image shows four children of different heights/ages standing with their backs to the camera, their arms around each other and looking over at a sunset

How friends and family can help

March 28, 2023

It’s hard to know how to support friends or family who find themselves on the childhood cancer journey. Here are some tips for you from caregivers with lived experience. By…

A view of people attending a COCA conference, sitting at tables looking at the speaker.

Hold on a hoot – we’re good at this!

March 14, 2023

WCK Connection Programs Coordinator Kelsey lifts the lid on how being part of a community of practice helps her to tackle Imposter Syndrome and become her best self, both professionally…

A headshot photo of Sarah smiling at the camera.

From Gaming Fundraisers to Photo Shoots: My Experiences with WCK

February 28, 2023

How your passions can be used to support important work By Sarah Leung WCK provided some lasting memories for me last year: one through my experience as a Gaming for…

A baseball cap hanging on a hook next to a baseball shirt.

Kindness in a Cap

February 17, 2023

A story of how one small, random act of kindness meant the world. How do you show someone you’re rooting for them?   This is the story of how one…

WCK volunteers Rachele and Janet in the office helping to pack snacks

What you might not know about WCK food programs

February 14, 2023

Few people know how complex it is to get WCK’s nourishing, easy-to-heat meals into the hands of B.C. families who are caring for children with cancer and blood disorders. This…

A banner image showing Social Venture Partners Vancouver and west coast kids cancer foundation members together

Partnering with the Partners

February 9, 2023

WCK and Social Venture Partners join forces to do more for B.C. families navigating childhood cancer and blood disorders. We are beyond excited to announce that WCK is officially an…

Kids at WCK camp looking up in wonder at bottle rockets being launched into the air

Kids need adventure, but they need the simple things too

January 31, 2023

Kelsey Merritt coordinates the connections programs for kids and teens at WCK. She shares why it’s important to take calculated risks, value simple moments, and let children and families take…

How we tell stories at WCK

We share stories from:

  • families who engage with our programs
  • our volunteers
  • donors and sponsors
  • staff members
  • other people who support our programming

Families’ stories are most important to us.

Hannah Lind

Interested in sharing your story with WCK?

If you are ready to share your story, or just want to know more about the process, please reach out to Hannah Lind at hannah.lind[at]wckfoundation.ca or give her a call at 604-394-2029.