POGO works to ensure access to and availability of state-of-the-art cancer care for all Ontario’s children. POGO’s mission is to improve the circumstances of all children who are afflicted with cancer and those of their families and caregivers. As a collaboration of care providers and stakeholders, POGO plans for provincial needs and provincial coordination, and is the official resource to Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on children’s cancer control and treatment.
The POGO collaboration is a model childhood cancer system that secures equitable access to care and the best possible outcomes for children with cancer, and serves as the provincial government’s official source of information on planning and caring for children with cancer.
The POGO vision is achieved by:
- gathering, analyzing and sharing accurate data on the population to support planning and care delivery;
- ensuring equitable access to and availability of optimal cancer care;
- providing ongoing professional development and other knowledge sharing/educational opportunities;
- conducting childhood cancer surveillance and research; and
- providing essential supports for children, survivors and families.