There are many Manitoba families for whom the financial burden of caring for their child with cancer has proved too much. Some families simply do not have the resources to provide for a burial for their child. Many families are also not able to benefit from any of Canada’s social assistance or support programs.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Group, through its Benevolent Fund, steps in to help financially struggling Manitoba families in their time of need by assisting with the costs of the funeral service of their child. We support families who's children received the majority of their care at CancerCare MB.
All requests for support must be submitted by the child’s nurse or child life/social worker. We are not able to accept applications directly from families or those acting on their behalf that are not part of the child’s medical team.
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board reviews each application ensuring the information meets the requirements.