VISION, MISSION & VALUES
We have a vision of a world where mothers in need no longer feel alone during cancer treatment, but are resilient, less stressed and recover quickly. NAN provides an opportunity where young children who have mothers with cancer get excellent care at home, feel less anxious, and are able to share their feelings in a safe environment. Where a large, active, engaged community of trained caregivers takes pride in volunteering to care for children of mothers going through treatment.
Together, we are working to create a reality where every mother with cancer gets the care she needs for her children – so she has enough time to take care of herself.
The Nanny Angel Network provides free, professional relief childcare for GTA-area mothers with cancer. We care for children 12 and under and provide timely, compassionate support to families throughout treatment, recovery, palliative care and bereavement. To meet that goal, we will:
- Galvanize a new generation of volunteers and provide them with engaging and rewarding opportunities to provide childcare to mothers in need.
- Arm volunteers with the right knowledge, skills and resources to care for children, and raise awareness of healthy lifestyles so they are able to care for themselves.
- Build lasting relationships with, and be an effective resource to cancer support organizations to identify and support mothers who need us most.
- Raise funds annually to support programs that have direct, meaningful impact on the mothers and families we serve.
Mother and family-centred support: We are driven to provide high quality childcare for mothers and their families through all phases of the cancer journey.
Opportunity and Accessibility: We believe all mothers with cancer, irrespective of race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic status, should receive the childcare they need during their cancer journey.
Volunteerism: Our community is strengthened by coming together to provide childcare for our mothers and their children.
Accountability: We are accountable to all of our stakeholders – mothers, children, families, volunteers, community partners, funding partners and supporters – and are committed to evaluating our performance and improving our results.