Cancer is traumatic for everyone, but it can be especially difficult for women with young kids. Without reliable childcare, many end up compromising their health and postponing treatment.

That’s where the Nanny Angel Network comes in. Our Nanny Angels are fully vetted, caring and trained volunteers who want to help others. For four hours a week, they volunteer their time so mothers can rest, go to appointments, or simply have a few hours for themselves. Moms are comforted knowing their kids are in safe, caring hands, which helps reduce stress so that they can focus on their own well-being.

Free, specialized childcare for moms with cancer. Helping moms, supporting kids.

The Nanny Angel Network is a registered charity and the only organization of its kind in Canada. There are three main goals that drive everything we do:

  1. Provide specialized childcare for mothers with cancer to give her the time she needs to take care of herself
  2. Give children the tools they need to build resilience and cope with their mother’s illness
  3. Provide a sense of normalcy during a tumultuous time..

We support families at any point during the cancer journey. We’re there from the time of diagnosis, during treatment or through palliative care. We continue to support families who need help during the bereavement period.

NAN has provided care for over a decade – and we’re backed by 30 years of nanny agency experience.

Help that goes beyond childcare

Talking about cancer with your kids is hard. The Nanny Angel Network Program for Children is specially designed and supervised by a Certified Child Life Specialist to help children cope with the fear and anxiety that may come with their mother’s illness. We’re here to help answer their big questions and give kids the coping skills that go a long way towards helping them be stronger and more resilient adults.

Get Help

You don’t have to do this alone. It’s okay to ask for help – that’s why we’re here.

Request a Nanny Angel

Make an Impact

Become a dedicated volunteer and support kids through their mothers’ illness.

Be a Nanny Angel


We rely on generous donations to provide free, specialized childcare for mothers with cancer.

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