I am Newly Diagnosed
First, remember is that you are not alone. We have many programs and resources to help you cope with the shock of diagnosis and the challenges of treatment.
The core of Hope & Cope has always been the wisdom of the lived experience. Volunteers, supervied by our professional staff, offer peer support in a variety of formats. Moreover, we can match you with a peer mentor who will speak with you by phone at a mutually agreed time. You can also join one of our many general or cancer specific support groups.
The Art of Coping workshop will give you the tools to help you manage stress and cope with everything that follows a cancer diagnosis. Worried about losing your hair? We can help you manage the appearance related side effects of treatment. Visit our Resource Room, where a volunteer will fit you with a wig or other head-covering to suit your personality and your sense of style. We also have attractive mastectomy bras and prostheses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our Wig Program is offered online.
You can learn simple makeup and skin care techniques with Look Good, Feel Better Workshops. Trained volunteers will show how to camouflage hair loss and manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Thanks to the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, you’ll leave this workshop with a kit of free cosmetics and with renewed self-esteem!
Additional resources include lectures on a variety of topics. Our library offers a vast selection of printed materials as well.
You CAN live well with cancer. We invite you to become a member of the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre, where you can focus on wellness in mind, body and spirit. From nutrition to exercise to creative therapies, relaxation and meditation, our Wellness Centre has it all. To schedule your registration appointment and take that important first step to wellness, call 514 340-3616.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our Wellness classes are offered online. Click here to view our classes and upcoming events.
If you are a young adult (18-39) and on your own or have young children, our CancerFightClub community and En famille program were designed with your needs in mind. Your friends and family may not understand what you are going through, but we do. Click here to learn more about CancerFightClub.
I need to talk to someone
For professional assessment and referrals, please contact our Survivorship Program Coordinator at 514 340-8222, ext. 25531.