Smooth Transition

By Sonia Hazan The Volunteer Management Council (VMC) is our voice at the Hope & Cope Board. Composed of volunteers representing a wide variety of areas within Hope & Cope, the Chair of the Board, the Executive Director and a few other staff, the Council...

Palliative Care Unit Holiday Gift-Giving Program

Once again, the Hope & Cope Palliative Care Team is organizing a heartwarming gift-giving program. For many patients, this will be the last Christmas or Chanukah that they will spend with their families and it means so much to them not just to receive, but to...

Support groups on Zoom : a new reality

By Suzanne Asselin Hope & Cope’s Cancer Wellness Centre has always provided a warm and welcoming environment for patients attending a variety of support groups. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Centre was forced to temporarily close its doors. In the blink of...

Volunteering in the Time of Coronavirus

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of human endeavour. The same goes for Hope & Cope, an organization that has always been focused on providing in-person support to patients with cancer. Since last March, we have faced a huge...

Volunteers and Personal Self-Care

By Marylin Smith Carsley Hope & Cope relies on the selflessness of its volunteers, and not even a pandemic will deter them from providing patients with support. Despite the public health requirements for social distancing, Hope & Cope’s volunteers are always...