A child patient sits with hospital staff during treatment.

McMaster Children’s Hospital is home to the only inpatient Pediatric Cancer Program in south-central Ontario and cares for more than 900 cancer patients annually.

There is nothing simple or straightforward about childhood cancer. Because it strikes when a child is growing, the treatments have a profound effect. So at the start of this lifelong journey, the care and treatment they receive must be effective and efficient. The environment also needs to be comfortable and warm.

To help enhance the patient experience, we are fundraising to renovate the third-floor Oncology Clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital. This initiative was inspired by feedback from patients, families and staff.

“A refurbished clinic means an enhanced space for love, laughter, hugs and cuddles for patients and families when they need it most.” – Child Life Specialist Nate Seroski

Campaign proceeds will revamp the Clinic and create an innovative and welcoming environment specifically designed for their needs, with spaces for younger children and teens. To provide our world-class care teams with a safer and more efficient environment, the in-house pharmacy will also be upgraded as part of the renovation. This will help improve the delivery of chemotherapy for patients.

We are excited that our donors will be supporting the more than 900 pediatric patients who receive ongoing cancer treatment in this clinic each year.

Your support is vital to help us improve the quality of life for children with cancer.

To ensure your contribution goes toward the Pediatric Oncology Campaign, designate your donation as ‘Other’ and include ‘Pediatric Oncology’ in the available text box.

JoAnn poses for a photo in front a window mural.

Special Spaces for Pediatric Cancer Care

The Foundation will be funding an expansion of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, where patients with cancer receive treatment.
Dr. Adam Fleming (right) looks at his patient (left). The patient is a young girl.

A Q&A with a Pediatric Oncologist

Meet Dr. Adam Fleming, a pediatric oncologist who cares for cancer patients and families who visit McMaster Children’s Hospital from across the region.
Michelle Dawson points at a chemotherapy pump.

A Q&A with a Pediatric Chemotherapy Nurse

We sat down with Registered Nurse Michelle Dawson to learn about her role as a chemotherapy nurse.
MacKid Mila wearing green glasses and smiling at McMaster Children's Hospital

Caring for Children with Cancer

More than 900 children and youth receive cancer care at McMaster Children’s Hospital each year. Child Life Specialists help parents and children adapt as they cope with this devastating disease.
Dr. Anthony Chan speaking on a cellphone at his desk

Cancer Care for Children and Youth

Hearing the words “your child has cancer” is every parent’s nightmare. The needs of children with cancer are unique and require specialized care.
Stephanie and Deb stand together in the third-floor oncology clinic

A Renovated Pharmacy for Cancer Patients

A fundraising campaign is underway to refurbish the third-floor oncology clinic at McMaster Children's Hospital to improve the delivery of care and enhance the patient experience.

Photograph: Carole & Roy Timm Photography