Online activities for April 2021
Important: Following an instruction issued by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, many of our supports groups are now offered on Teams. Our volunteers can help you with the transition. We look forward to offering you a more secure platform. You can download Teams here.
Please download our MONTHLY calendar: April 2021 calendar of activities and visit our website regularly for any updates, cancellations and additions.
Upcoming in April!
Friday, April 2, Hope & Cope closed for Good Friday
Cancer & COVID-19: Demystifying the Vaccine, With Dr. Joe Schwarcz, April 1st at 11:30. Join Dr. Joe Schwarcz for this important and timely explanation of the COVID-19 vaccine and what cancer survivors need to know. Dr. Joe is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University and Director of the Office for Science and Society. Through his newspaper columns, radio shows, blogs and books, he helps demystify science, separating sense from nonsense and fact from fiction. As the vaccination campaign rolls out, don’t miss this chance to get the information you need to help you make the best decisions for your health and well-being. Veuillez noter que ce webinaire se déroulera uniquement en anglais, mais vous pouvez demander vos questions à l’avance en français.
En famille Journaling workshop, April 11 at 11 am. Hope & Cope’s En famille program is happy to invite you and your children to a bilingual journaling workshop. Journaling is the practice of writing down your thoughts and feelings, or simply a description of the events in your life. With children, journaling can help them manage difficult emotions, reduce stress and express their feelings. Join us, as we explore this form of self-expression beneficial for all your family.
Groupe de soutien: diagnostic récent d’un cancer du sein, débutant le 14 avril de 18 h 30 à 20 h. Une série de 6 séances combinant des présentations par des professionnels de santé sur des sujets comme le stress, les soins, le sport et la nutrition, avec des moments de partage et de discussion au sein du groupe. Group in French, contact Carly Berlin at email@example.com to inquire about upcoming English sessions.
Cancer and Your Teeth: Dental Care before, during and after treatment. April 15 at 6:00 pm, join Dr. Robert Karanofsky, as he shares important facts about how to care for your teeth throughout your cancer treatment. Dr. Karanofsky is a faculty lecturer, clinical division within McGill Dept. of Dentistry and is involved in teaching undergraduate medical students as part of their core clerkship rotation in family medicine.
L’art de l’adaptation. Le 22 avril à 11 h 30, cet atelier vous fournira des stratégies pratiques pour faire face non seulement au cancer, mais aussi au stress qui accompagne les mesures de distanciation physique et le confinement actuel. Les compétences présentées comprendront le recadrage des pensées négatives et la communication des besoins personnels.
En famille Puppet Karaoke! April 25 at 11 am. Hope & Cope’s En famille program is happy to invite you and your children to a puppet talent show! Join us for an hour of fun and play as we learn how to control a puppet, play some activities, leading up to a big musical number at the end.
To learn more about Hope & Cope’s grief support programs, contact Hinda Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important message regarding COVID-19 and temporary suspension of in-person activities
At Hope & Cope the health, safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority. With this in mind, and following recommendations by public health, we are suspending all in-person activities (programs, support groups and classes) at our Wellness Centre until further notice. Rest assured that even though the Centre will be closed to the public, 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.
Should you have symptoms of any illness, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath, please follow Health Canada’s instructions in terms of isolation and common-sense measures.