Our Vision, Mission, and Values
Our vision is a world where every mother with cancer receives the support she needs so that she no longer has to choose between her own care and taking care of her kids; and where her children have the support of a specially trained volunteer so they are able to share their feelings in a safe environment, cope with stress, and build resilience for the future.
At the Nanny Angel Network, we lessen the impact of cancer on families.
That’s a big mission. How do we do it?
- By providing free, specialized, relief childcare to mothers with cancer for kids 16 and under
- By giving kids coping strategies to manage their anxiety and grief and help build resilience
- By helping to maintain a sense of normalcy for kids during a very difficult time
- By supporting parents as they navigate their families through the cancer journey, including through the bereavement period if necessary
- By galvanizing a network of deeply committed volunteer Nanny Angels to support families who need them
Excellence: We leverage 30 years of nanny agency experience to screen, vet and train, deeply committed volunteers who provide family-centred support to families living with cancer. Our Certified Child Life Specialists oversee the development of evidence-based, customized programs for our families, and our highly trained volunteers go above and beyond for their matched families through all phases of the cancer journey.
Equity: We believe all mothers with cancer, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, should receive the specialized childcare they need during their cancer journey.
Compassion: We are here to give hope and support. We know what a difficult time this is for our NAN families and we do everything we can to help make a difference and ease the burden of cancer on our families.
Innovation: We believe in constant adaptation and creative improvement to nimbly respond to the changing needs of our families and our community.
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, measuring our impact, and improving our results.