Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) satellite clinic

POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) is the official source of advice to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on pediatric cancer care. The Provincial Pediatric Oncology Satellite Program works in partnership with eight chosen community hospitals to provide aspects of a child’s cancer care in their own community.  In partnership with POGO, SickKids, McMaster Children's Hospital and  London Children’s Hospital, the POGO Satellite Clinic at Grand River Hospital provides specialized cancer care closer to home. The Clinic offers a variety of services including maintenance chemotherapy, transfusions, medication administration and consultation.  The Clinic is located in the A wing on the third floor of the KW Campus, 835 King Street West in Kitchener.

For more information, please visit the POGO website (opens in new window). 

A photo of David Clarkson with one of our patients.
David Clarkson with one of our POGO patients.
Clarky’s Kids

The Kitchener Rangers have teamed up with former Ranger and current Vegas Golden Knights player David Clarkson to launch a program called “Clarky’s Kids.” This program gives children with cancer who are treated at the POGO Satellite Clinic the opportunity to experience a Kitchener Rangers game and visit with players and coaches.

Donations and local events benefit the POGO Satellite Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the POGO Financial Assistance Program. The POGO Financial Assistance Program assists local families by covering some of the costs associated with caring for a child with cancer during their treatment.

For more details on Clarky’s Kids, please contact Michelle Fortin of the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club at 519-576-3700 extension 23, or email her at

To make a donation to Clarky’s Kids, please contact the Grand River Hospital Foundation office at 519-749-4205 or visit the Foundation website (opens in new window).

For details on the POGO Financial Assistance Program, please contact Grace Yuen at 416-592-1232 extension 249 or you can email her at