Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) works to ensure that everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best care and support. We partner to achieve an excellent childhood cancer care system for children, youth, their families, survivors and healthcare teams in Ontario and beyond. POGO champions childhood cancer care, and as the collective voice of this community, is the official advisor to Ontario’s Ministry of Health (the Ministry) on children’s cancer control and treatment. POGO is a non-profit organization with charitable status, here for kids with cancer, for now, for life.
In 1983, a group of passionate and visionary pediatric oncologists founded POGO and today, our trusted programs and services have been adopted or modelled nationally and internationally across various areas of care.
POGO provides leadership and support for regular, province-wide consultations, resulting in long-range system plans that have been enormously effective in shaping and coordinating childhood cancer care in Ontario, including the current Childhood Cancer Care Plan, endorsed by the Ministry.
POGO receives core funding from the Ministry, and an engaged and supportive donor base provides additional funding for POGO research, financial assistance for families and The POGO School and Work Transitions Program for survivors.