The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) champions childhood cancer care. When a child is battling cancer, they ensure that the child has lifelong access to the best care for the best possible outcomes. From diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship, POGO is here for kids with cancer, for now, for life. .
POGO is a charitable organization that relies on donations to run its exemplary programs and services and develop clinical resources. Your investment in POGO will help provide financial assistance to families so they can pay for out-of-pocket costs associated with their child’s treatment, support survivors with customized school and work counselling when their disease or its treatment has left them with learning challenges, and fund promising research that examines the impact of childhood cancer and its treatment
To ensure that everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best care and support.
POGO partners to achieve the best childhood cancer care system for children, youth, their families and survivors in Ontario and beyond.
As new treatments and technologies continue to increase the rate of survival for childhood cancer, care for these children, their families and survivors are becoming more and more complex.
That’s why POGO is there for them from the start, and for as long as they are needed, providing care, support, even financial help. Whatever it takes to make a difference, and change a life.
Parents shouldn’t have to worry about money when their child is battling cancer. Last year, POGO’s Financial Assistance Program provided $799,315 to 819 Ontario families for the out-of-pocket expenses associated with their child’s cancer treatment.
Sometimes, cancer-free is not enough. Childhood cancers and cancer treatments can lead to long-lasting learning challenges. Last year, POGO counsellors helped 383 young survivors realize their academic and career potential.
Research is transforming child health.
In the last 10 years, POGO has funded more than 10 fellows and over 25 seed grants in order to contribute to a better understanding of childhood cancer and improve outcomes for children with cancer and their families.