Whether you are looking for a book about nutrition, an attractive wig, advice on navigating the Internet or workshops and information sessions to help you live with cancer, chances are, we have the resources you need.
Hope & Cope’s Resource Room
Helping you look and feel your best
Hope & Cope’s resource room is stocked with a variety of fashionable wigs and other head coverings, mastectomy bras and prostheses. Volunteers with our Office Team can help you choose a style that suits you best. The Look Good, Feel Better Program is another resource that we offer in conjunction with a group of volunteer cosmeticians. Held monthly, these workshops teach women simple cosmetic techniques to camouflage hair loss and manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants leave these workshops with a kit of free cosmetics and with renewed self-esteem.
Reliable information at your fingertips
Education has always been an essential pillar of Hope & Cope. This was important almost 40 years ago, when cancer-related information geared to the general public was hard to find, and it is even more important in our digital age, where there is a glut of information yet not all of it is reliable or credible. Throughout the year, we offer interesting and informative free public lectures given by experts in their respective fields. Topics include basic medical information for cancer patients, basic nutrition for cancer patients, ask the pharmacist and know your rights. Additional lectures and seminars cover the latest information about specific cancers, with updates about prevention, research and treatment options. Our Annual Cancer Survivorship Day, held each June, is a celebration that features inspirational guest speakers followed by a dessert reception. Focus on the Future is a six-week workshop (sessions held weekly) designed to help patients move forward with confidence after treatment. Dealing with the fear of recurrence and living a healthy lifestyle are just some of the topics addressed in this informative workshop.
Breast and bone health
Bone loss can be a side effect of certain types of breast cancer treatment. From 2014 to 2017, Hope & Cope and the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital partnered with the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation to promote bone health in women treated for breast cancer. A wide variety of practical tools to preserve bone health can be downloaded free of charge from a new web site created to share this important information: breast and bone health
Patient information videos are available for viewing on Hope & Cope YouTube
Hope & Cope has a collection of over 2000 books, DVDs and pamphlets in its main office, located on the 7th floor of the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre, Pavilion E-730.1. Items can be borrowed for up to one month at a time. For more information please call 514 340-8255. The Hope & Cope collections are placed on the shelves alphabetically, and separated by their division. The division is marked in bold following the book title. To search our catalogue please visit the JGH Health Sciences Library Patient and Family Resource Centre.
Generalized topics include:
- Alternative/Complementary medicine
- Bereavement, including material for children.
- Harriet Robins Humour Library
- Intimacy and sexuality
- Narratives and personal stories
- Nutrition, including cookbooks and recipes
- Palliative care
New books, June 2016 Nouveaux titres
We are pleased to introduce a series of three booklets on talking to children about cancer. This great new Hope & Cope resource is geared towards young families in which a parent has cancer. You can download your copies here. For more information, please contact Sandy Lipkus, En famille coordinator, 514 340-8222, ext. 22591, email@example.com
Our Hope & Cope Year in Review newsletter highlights the compassionate community and the innovative programs that make Hope & Cope such a special place.
- Impact Report 2021
- Annual Review 2019
- Celebration and Transition 2017-2018
- 2016 Year in review: Answering the call
- 2015: A Year of Passion and Purpose
Yesterday was the fourth survivorship day conference that we have attended. Both my husband and I agree that this was by far the best one. Not once did we look at the clock. We were captivated from beginning to end. I want to thank you, especially as my husband was diagnosed with cancer two months ago. He walked away from this conference with a positive feeling.
The doctors, nurses, orderlies and Hope & Cope volunteers interact in harmony to provide a separate world within this hospital. An oasis filled with warmth, respect and thoughtfulness beyond mere words. A world providing a constant calm, soothing, safe atmosphere where the patients and their final wishes fully matter 24/7.