Leucan is an association whose mission is to help cancer-stricken children and their families believe in a brighter future.
Leucan, an extended family with members across the province of Quebec
- More than 3,200 families benefiting from its services
- Nearly 2,000 volunteers
- Over 65 employees
- Head office in Montreal and eight regional offices (Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Eastern Townships, Laurentides-Lanaudière, Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec, Montérégie, Outaouais, Quebec, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean)
Leucan looks after its families at each phase of the illness by providing specific and adapted services. Leucan is present in all walks of family life whether it be at the hospital, at home, at school, in social life or in the public eye, by means of financial assistance, welcome, emotional assistance and support services, information, hosting and support in playrooms, massage therapy at the hospital and in the region, socio-recreational activities, support groups, school life and end-of-life and bereavement follow-up services.
Support to the pediatric oncology centres
Leucan is active in the four pediatric oncology centres in Quebec: Sainte-Justine UHC, Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, Centre mère-enfant du CHUQ and CHUS. It invests nearly one million dollars annually in costs associated with clinical research, and finances the Leucan Information Centre located in the Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau at Sainte-Justine UHC, which provides services for the whole province. An impact across Quebec.