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If you are facing a new diagnosis, a recurrence, have an advanced cancer, or are accompanying a family member who has cancer, we are here to support you.
We offer innovative peer support programs, support groups, wellness programs and activities in a warm and welcoming environment. Our staff and volunteers, who have lived with cancer, are here to support you by providing companionship and emotional support.
No matter where you are in Quebec, we are here to support you and give you the gift of hope.
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Hope & Cope in-person services are back!
At last, volunteers and staff are back to all hospital sites and the Wellness Centre is open for in-person activities. This is done in a safe manner, in accordance with Public Health guidelines, i.e. wearing a mask and socially distancing. Come in for a visit!
William’s Story: Supporting Science is Essential in the Fight Against Cancer
“I am living proof that science matters and that it saves lives.” William Brock knows what he’s talking about. On September 27, 1997, his father, Hyman, was diagnosed with leukemia. Six weeks later, his father passed away. Seven years later, on September 21, 2004,...
What Can Volunteering in a Palliative Care Unit Bring to Your Life?
The volunteers are extraordinary and do a lot of good for those who are ill. I was signed up to be moved elsewhere but asked to remain here. — A patient in the palliative care unit of the Jewish General Hospital Daria has volunteered at the JGH palliative care unit...
The Power of Presence: How Volunteers Change the Lives of Palliative Care Patients
“It’s a real honour for the patients and the families to allow us to be part of that journey because it’s a very difficult one.” — Areti Anastassopoulos, a registered nurse at the JGH When you walk into the palliative care unit of the Jewish General Hospital, one of...
Access to Palliative Care: A Little-known Right in Quebec
Montreal, May 8, 2023 – A vast majority of Quebecers (79%) wrongly associate palliative care with only providing comfort care at the end of life, according to a IPSOS survey of 1,000 respondents over 30 years of age conducted in March 2023 for the Alliance des maisons...
A Very Special Book Launch—Repairing the World: Sheila Kussner and the Power of Empathy
The evening started with a standing ovation. There was a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as The Right Honourable David Johnston. One hundred fifty close friends gathered to celebrate a woman who has impacted the lives of thousands of people. On Monday,...
A New Support Program for Head and Neck Patients With Cancer
A support group is a wonderful way to get help when going through an experience as challenging as cancer. It’s a safe place where you can exchange with people who have gone or are going through similar situations. It’s easier for them to understand you and for you to...