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COVID-19: Summer news from Leucan

Leucan remains on the lookout for all developments related to COVID-19 and the potential impact on its members, employees, volunteers and partners, and wishes to take all necessary preventive measures to limit the risk of the virus spreading.

Leucan continues to adjust its family services offer accordingly:

  • Considering that all socio-recreational activities, group activities or meetings are cancelled or postponed, our creative teams have set up virtual activities of all kinds and for different clienteles. Check your inbox, invitations could come from different members of the Leucan team. Don’t be shy: dare to take part!
  • Social activities in the hospital center (meals or other) are still on hold. Some employees have been authorized to return to the CHUQ, but not yet in the other children’s treatment centers. We are closely monitoring the situation and remain hopeful for an imminent return. However, we must respect every hospital’s directives regarding our employees’ presence (playroom staff,, massage therapist, counselors).
  • In agreement with the medical teams, Leucan maintains the interruption of the massage therapy service until further notice. Only a few urgent situations will be assessed.

Services maintained:

  • In order to prepare for children’s back to school, the Awareness and assistance in school service will be available and may be organized in accordance with measures in place at the child’s school.
  • Emotional support and financial assistance services are always available. Do not hesitate to contact our teams.
  • To bereaved families, although certain group activities have become virtual, our teams are always there to support you.

If you have any concerns about how COVID-19 may affect your health and the health of your family, we advise you to contact the competent government authorities.

Leucan will continue to follow the guidelines of health authorities at the local and national government levels to determine the best measures to take to ensure the safety and health of its members, staff, volunteers and partners. Please continue to visit our website for updates on our response to COVID-19.

Leucan is very sensitive to the new reality of families whose child has cancer and is doing everything possible to continue supporting them.

Carol Beaudry
Provincial director, Family services, Research et Partnerships