Address 10 Quarry Ridge Road Barrie, Ontario L4M 7G1 Phone 705-726-5199 Fax 705-726-7101 E-Mail

Why Support Gilda’s Club?

For people learning to live with cancer, the feeling of emotional distress can be hard to bear. Maybe you have seen this with someone you care about.  Members of Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka what that feels like. Every member of Gilda's Club has felt the impact of cancer. They've also felt the power of the emotional and social support they find in the cancer support community at Gilda's Club. Here they find the information, companionship and emotional support they need to make it through their cancer journey, whatever the destination.

Support Groups

GCSM offers professionally facilitated, evidence-based peer support groups for children, youth, and family members touched by cancer. Support groups offer children and youth the opportunity to connect with others, while also serving as a safe and welcoming space to share feelings/experiences while engaging in play-based and therapeutic activities.



  • Kid SupportTM– designed to provide education, creative expression, relaxation techniques, healthy communication and socialization for children who have a diagnosis of cancer or who have a loved one living with cancer.

  • Kids Grieve Too– designated group for children who have had a family member or friend die from cancer, this group focuses on helping children remember and celebrate those who have died as well as providing them with tools to understand and process difficult emotions as they move forward.

  • Teens Connect – this group gives teens (ages 13-17) who have a family member or friend living with cancer or have had someone die from cancer a space to connect with others who “get it”, while bonding over food, creative activities and fun.