For families with a diagnosed child, the hospital becomes a rite of passage. 

Every year, cancer-stricken children spend hundreds of hours at the outpatient clinics of the pediatric oncology centres across the province to undergo treatments. 

Concerned with providing families with a warm and safe environment, Leucan furbished playrooms where children can have fun and lounges where teenagers can hang out. The playroom personnel are also a great source of comfort and support for parents: lending an ear, and sharing information and resources. 

Playrooms are available at the Sainte-Justine CHU, the Centre mère-enfant Soleil du CHUQ, and the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS). Additionally, Leucan funds the equipment available in the playroom of the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). 

What is hosting in playrooms? 

The hosting services is ensured by a team of educators leading creative activities (wood painting, jewelry making, arts and crafts, etc.), discussions, games, community dinners, Halloween and Christmas parties, etc. 

Leucan also makes available a full range of electronic devices for hospitalized children to entertain themselves during their stay. 

How to access this service? 

Hosting in playrooms is readily available, free or charge at the hospital, typically adjacent to the outpatient clinic. All you need to do is walk in! 

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