Our volunteers are the heart of our organization, offering their time, energy, and compassion to make a difference. Join us in our mission to support those affected by cancer, and find a rewarding experience that enriches your life as well.

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We offer a wide array of programs tailored for individuals navigating the cancer journey, no matter what is your story. Explore our programs designed to meet your needs. Not sure where to start ? Contact us.

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Hospital Visits Program

Our Hospital Visits program ensures that if you're hospitalized during your treatment, friendly volunteers from our Hospital Visiting Team are available to offer comfort, companionship, and support. Dressed in teal blue coats, they're easily recognizable and ready to assist, whether you need a glass of water, a warm blanket, or someone to talk to.

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Images from National Volunteer Week 2024

Our volunteers provide a wonderful service to patients at the Jewish General Hospital. You can always find Lucienne and Ida working hand in hand at the Hope & Cope main office. Both of them have been volunteering for over 20 years!...

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 they will spend with their families and it means so much to them not just...

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...

Volunteer Week Spotlight: Carol Djoury

Carol Djoury has been working with Hope & Cope for the past 20 years. Her dedication and commitment to helping cancer patients find support groups, activities, and practical resources like wigs, hats, and prostheses are truly inspiring. Her secret to success?...

Volunteer Week Spotlight: Clara Rosen

Clara Rosen has volunteered for more than 15 years with Hope & Cope. You can meet her at the Jewish General Hospital’s oncology department. She began volunteering more than 60 years ago and has never stopped. If you would like to...

Meet our volunteers: everyday heroes

At Hope & Cope, our volunteers are priceless. You will find them everywhere on your path. They welcome you warmly when you arrive at the front desk. They can follow up with you after a doctor’s visit. They facilitate support groups....

Staying Together

Discussion between Rachel Szwimer and Elaine Dubrovsky, volunteer co-founder of the Creative Art Program. Rachel is a 4th year medical student at McGill who has participated in the CHAP* program and is a volunteer with Hope & Cope. What is your...

Walking for a Better Recovery

In September 2012, Georgina Cama Lee was encouraged to register for the Dorval-Sources-St-Henri Group Walk-a-thon by Scott Adams, member of the Hope & Cope exercise rehabilitation team. In the midst of chemotherapy treatment, she was very tired and could barely walk...

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The Value of the Lived Experience

By Marylin Smith Carsley A cancer diagnosis is devastating; it throws an individual’s hopes and dreams for the future into question. The emotional component is trying, especially when patients are forced to absorb a host of medical information, treatment terminology, and...

New look has Hope & Cope connection

Thanks to Hope & Cope volunteer Heleena Wiltzer, volunteers throughout the Jewish General Hospital are sporting a new look, modeled here by volunteer Beth Stutman. A long-time volunteer and donor to the hospital, Heleena has always been proud of her association...

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