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.

Meet Our CYF Coordinator


Jocelyn Leworthy is the Child, Youth & Family Coordinator for Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist with her MSc in Child Life & Pediatric Psychosocial Care. Jocelyn specializes in working with children, youth & families coping with illness, hospitalization, and bereavement. She uses play and therapeutic/expressive activities to promote optimal coping and provide children and teens with developmentally appropriate education and support. In addition to planning and implementing our CYF programming she is always available to offer guidance and share resources with families and other professionals supporting children or youth touched by cancer.


Jocelyn can provide support with:

  • Talking to kids about cancer
  • Understanding treatment & medical experiences
  • Behavioral support related to diagnosis/death
  • Diagnosis related changes
  • Worries
  • Separation from loved ones
  • Supporting healthy coping
  • Legacy Building & End of Life
  • Grief & Bereavement



For registration or support please reach out to Jocelyn

705-726-5199 Ext 239