Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where every parent with cancer receives the support they need so that they no longer have to choose between their own care and taking care of their kids; and where their children have the support of a specially trained volunteer so they can share their feelings in a safe environment, cope with stress, and build resilience for the future.

Our Mission

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 parents 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 Nanny Angel Volunteers to support families who need them

Our Values

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. Our highly-trained volunteers go above and beyond for their matched families through all phases of the cancer journey.

Equity: We believe all parents with cancer, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, should receive the specialized childcare support 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 – parents, children, families, volunteers, community partners, funding partners and supporters – and are committed to evaluating our performance, measuring our impact, and improving our results.

Get Help

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

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Make an Impact

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

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

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