Hope & Cope
We’re here to help you live well at every stage of cancer. Whether you are dealing with a new diagnosis, a recurrence or advanced cancer, we’ve got you covered with innovative, evidence-based programs, offered in a warm, welcoming environment.
We’re offering several of our popular classes and support groups as well as new workshops online via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check our special calendar for details.
Support is just a phone call away!
Rest assured that even though we haves suspended our “in-person” services at our Cancer Wellness Centre and our sites within the Jewish General Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff and volunteers are here to support you as you cope with cancer. We are just a phone call away and encourage you to reach out to us with any concerns you may have at 514 340-3616, or 514 340-8255.Our wonderful volunteers are available to make supportive phone calls. If you would like to receive a call from us, you may leave a confidential message by phone 514 340-8222, ext. 25531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to include your name and phone number!
We’re also offering wellness classes, support groups, workshops and information sessions online. Click here for details: special calendar
New resource for talking to children about cancer
“What do we tell the kids?” This is often the first question parents have when diagnosed with cancer. Hope & Cope is pleased to introduce a a series of three booklets to help parents, caregivers and professionals talk to children about cancer at different stages, from diagnosis through advanced cancer to grief and loss.
To download your copy, click here
Don’t miss out on these special upcoming events:
La nutrition, la santé des os, et le cancer du sein, 26 mai à 18 h 30: Certains traitements du cancer du sein peuvent entraîner la fragilité des os. Une bonne nutrition sous la forme d’une alimentation riche en calcium peut garder vos os en bonne santé. Apprenez-en davantage en vous inscrivant à cette séance d’information gratuite. This webinar will be offered in English at a later date. Contact Carly Berlin to find out more.
Back from the brink: How I survived a deadly illness – Cancer Survivorship Day celebration June 7th at 7pmEvery once in a while, you meet someone who radiates spirituality, optimism and hope. Susan Doherty is that someone. Her mesmerizing story of surviving a rare, deadly illness will captivate and inspire you. Hope & Cope is pleased to host this very special Cancer Survivorship Day celebration – a virtual event open to anyone who has been touched by cancer. **Register by May 15th and triple your chances to win one of over 30 door prizes, including a grand prize valued at $300! **
- Cancer & Sexuality: Let’s Talk About It! June 10 at 11:30: From drops in hormone levels to damaged nerve function to nausea, fatigue and body image, cancer treatment can cause worrisome changes in sexual function and desire. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sylvie Aubin, a psychologist specializing in cancer and sexuality. In this free webinar Dr. Aubin will answer your most frequently asked questions about this important, often neglected topic. Please submit your questions in advance directly on the registration form.
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