Hope & Cope
We’re here to help you live well at every stage of cancer. Whether you are dealing with a new diagnosis, a recurrence or advanced cancer, we’ve got you covered with innovative, evidence-based programs, offered in a warm, welcoming environment.
We’re offering several of our popular classes and support groups as well as new workshops online via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check our special weekly calendar for details.
Your Voice Matters – Survey on the effect of COVID-19 on services to cancer patients
As part of the Coalition priorité cancer au Québec, we encourage all patients in active care or follow-up (or their caregivers) to complete this short survey in order to better understand how the measures implemented by the government to combat COVID-19 have had an impact on cancer patients in Quebec. Your participation will help us to make recommendations to the Ministry of Health, in order to prevent patients from experiencing interruptions of care or services. The government is doing its best right now, but it is not on the ground – you are. Help us raise awareness of the needs and challenges of people affected by cancer in this already difficult context.
The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and the deadline is May 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Important message regarding the novel Coronavirus
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.
Support is just a phone call away!
Our wonderful volunteers are available to make supportive phone calls. If you would like to receive a call from us, you may leave a confidential message by phone or email: 514 340-8222, ext. 25531 or email@example.com Don’t forget to include your name and phone number! We will do our best to connect with you in the next few days.
We’re also offering some of your favourite Wellness Centre classes through Zoom. Click here for details: special calendar
Additional Internet Resources
- Listen in as McGill’s leading cancer experts discuss Cancer in a COVID-19 World: McGill webcast
- In this webcast, Infectious Diseases specialist Dr. Donald Vinh provides a brief overview of COVID-19 and factors associated with risk of severe disease. He then answers selected questions from audience members: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society webcast
Healing @ Home Empowerment Series during the COVID-19 lockdown, Sundays, beginning March 29th (7 p.m. EST)
Dr. Rob Rutledge, a Halifax based radiation oncologist, and Psychology Professor Gabriela Ilie will be hosting this Videoconferencing Cancer Support Group (in English) every Sunday evening for six weeks. Topics will include Integrative Cancer Care, Mind-Body Healing Techniques, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Connection while at Home.
Join by zoom videoconference from home (or call in by telephone to listen in) for an hour of learning, practice and connection.
- Meditation: Lynn Wachman, nurse and Wellness Coach, is offering twice daily meditation classes and a bilingual relaxation class on-line through the Zoom platform. Join Lynn to discover the many benefits of meditation, including peace of mind and improved immune system: stress relief
- Essentrics is a full-body stretching and strengthening program designed to decompress joints and rebalance and lengthen your muscles: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicalStretch/
- Yoga is a great stress reliever. Virtual yoga studios : https://lp.ca/2fcQDZ
To see our Wellness Centre in action during our Open House, check out this video:
With you throughout the cancer journey
In our 2018-2019 Annual Review, three inspiring cancer survivors share their personal stories of the impact of cancer on their lives, the lessons learned and the support they received from being part of the Hope & Cope family. Read their stories here
New resource for talking to children about cancer
“What do we tell the kids?” This is often the first question parents have when diagnosed with cancer. Hope & Cope is pleased to introduce a a series of three booklets to help parents, caregivers and professionals talk to children about cancer at different stages, from diagnosis through advanced cancer to grief and loss.
To download your copy, click here
ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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