About Us

Sheila addressing crowd at 25th Anniversary Gala

Mission

Hope & Cope helps people cope with cancer. Guided by professional staff, cancer-experienced volunteers provide psychosocial support and practical resources that help patients regain a sense of control and well-being, reduce isolation and restore hope. Easily accessible and open to all, Hope & Cope is funded by the community and is located at the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre and the JGH/Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

Vision

Hope & Cope is a beacon to anyone touched by cancer. We are recognized as a leader in peer-based psychosocial care and contribute new knowledge and research to this evolving field. We are a strong member and supporter of the clinical care teams at the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre and are connected to a network of community and academic organizations to remain at the forefront of supportive cancer care.

Hope & Cope has helped many, many thousands of people over the years. We offer more than 30 programs, we closed in on 1500 new intakes last year and up to 130 people are coming to Lou’s House every single day. But the real magic number is ONE. One staff, helping one person, one day at a time. One donor making a difference. One volunteer holding a hand or make that one phone call to say, ‘You are not alone.’ One survivor giving back by helping one other person. All it takes is one person to give the gift of hope.

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#NationalVolunteerWeek [TBT] From a small group of 10 volunteers when Hope & Cope opened in 1981, we have grown dramatically over the years. Our volunteer body now counts 460 volunteers who bring their heart, skills and compassion to their work.

À partir du petit groupe des10 bénévoles qui, à l’origine, ont fondé L’espoir, c’est la vie en 1981, nous nous sommes développés de façon spectaculaire, au cours des années. Nous comptons maintenant 460 bénévoles qui mettent leur coeur, leurs habiletés et leur compassion au service de leur travail.
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#NationalVolunteerWeek Volunteers Barbara Hops and Mariam Bowen are hard at work planning Hope & Cope's Annual Cancer Survivorship Day, which, this year, will take place on June 19th and feature guest speaker Susan Wener. Stay tuned for more details!

Notre Journée annuelle de la survie aura lieu le 19 juin. Conférencière invitée : Susan Wener. Détails à suivre.
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2 days ago

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"The volunteers at the Wellness Centre are the spirit of the Centre. They inspire participants to live life at its best. They are a great source of inspiration for the participants and for us."
- Sophie Blondin, Coordinator of Education and Support Programs, Hope & Cope Wellness Centre

"Les bénévoles du Centre de bien-être incarnent l’esprit même du Centre. Pour les participants, ils sont la source d’inspiration qui leur permet de vivre leur vie à son meilleur. Ils nous inspirent tous, tant les participants que nous-mêmes."
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2 days ago

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"The volunteers at the Wellness Centre are the spirit of the Centre. They inspire participants to live life at its best. They are a great source of inspiration for the participants and for us."
- Sophie Blondin, Coordinator of Education and Support Programs, Hope & Cope Wellness Centre

"Les bénévoles du Centre de bien-être incarnent l’esprit même du Centre. Pour les participants, ils sont la source d’inspiration qui leur permet de vivre leur vie à son meilleur. Ils nous inspirent tous, tant les participants que nous-mêmes."
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“I get so much more than I give.” That’s the answer we often hear when we ask our volunteers what motivates them to give their time to Hope & Cope. Compassionate, wise, knowledgable, creative and caring, our volunteers are the BEST! Thank you on behalf of the staff as well as the patients and caregivers whose lives you touch in ways too numerous to count!

“Je reçois tellement plus que ce que je donne.” C’est la réponse que nous entendons bien souvent quand nous demandons à nos bénévoles ce qui les motive à donner de leur temps à L’espoir, c’est la vie. Compatissants, pleins de sagesse et de savoir, créatifs et prévenants, nos bénévoles sont les MEILLEURS! Grand merci de la part du personnel, des patients et des aidants dont vous avez changé la vie de toutes sortes de manières, trop longues à énumérer ici!
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