Introducing Kili chez nous!
Join us for this exciting new fundraiser benefiting Hope & Cope. Beginning in March 2018, we are offering 10 monthly hikes, with varying levels of difficulty and a variety of locations. These carefully selected hikes were chosen not just for hiking enthusiasts, but for anyone who loves the outdoors. All you need is the motivation to help us kick cancer one stride at a time. Challenge yourself right here at home and discover the beautiful mountains and breathtaking scenery chez nous – the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships, Lanaudière and Charlevoix!
You may participate in as few or as many hikes as you wish, as long as you commit to raising a minimum of $2,000 per person or $3,000 per household.
To sign up, visit Kili chez nous!
We are grateful to our sponsors:
Hike Schedule and Locations
Whether you live to hike or you are more of an occasional hiker, you are in for an awesome experience! Each and every hike will be fun, challenging and rewarding, with breathtaking scenery and incredible team spirit. The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping cancer patients with each step you take will make the experience that much more rewarding.
All of our hikes will last anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours each, and will appeal to novices and experienced hikers alike. Your safety will be paramount, with first aid available on every trail.
March 17th, Secteur pembina, Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
Kili chez nous! starts with a very special hike on Saturday, March 17th, the same day that our adventurous climbers will push towards the summit on Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa – continents apart, but sharing the same passion for the cause.
You won’t want to miss this kick-off hike!
April 21st TBC
Our Sugaring Off hike will celebrate this much loved spring-time tradition.
May 26th, Orford, Eastern Townships - Parc national du Mont-Orford
Spring will be in full bloom as we head to the Eastern Townships for our Spring into Summer hike
June 9th, Sutton, Eastern Townships - Parc d'environnement naturel de Sutton
In honour of National Cancer Survivorship Day, held in June each year, we will Hike for the Health of It.
July 15th Mont Tremblant, Laurentians - Mont Tremblant (centre de ski)
A Natural High awaits you as we welcome summer with this hike to one of the most panoramic mountain ranges in Quebec.
August 19th, Saint Donat, Lanaudiere - Mont Oureau (sentier national)
Breathtaking views await you Where Attitude is Altitude.
September 23rd, Chertsey, Lanaudiere - Forêt Ouareau (entrée Grande-Vallée)
Grand retour…en montagne is the theme of this hike, which marks the start of cooler weather – perfect for hiking!
October 13th and 14th, Charlevoix - Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Step into Fall Colours with this 2-day hike that will include a stay at one of the lovely hotels in the Charlevoix region.
November 3rd, Saint Donat, Lanaudière - Montagne Noire (sentier national)
“It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary, explorer and mountaineer.
Great game for a great cause!
Details to follow.
December 1st, Les Trois Sommets, Montreal - Westmount, Mont-Royal, Outremont
What better way to end off the year than with a hike up our own beloved Mount Royal?
If you are affected by cancer, the Wellness Centre is YOUR community resource! Come visit us.
Wellness in mind, body and spirit
Ten years ago, in July 2007, Hope & Cope kicked off a glorious Montreal summer with the opening of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre – Quebec’s first hospital-affiliated cancer wellness centre.
Why did Hope & Cope establish a Wellness Centre?
More people are living longer after a cancer diagnosis than ever before. However, some treatments can have side effects that affect quality of life. The time was right to create a place where we could help patients and caregivers focus on living well, in mind, body and spirit, during and after cancer treatment.
Do I have to be a patient of the Jewish General Hospital to use the Centre?
No. The Wellness Centre is open to cancer patients and survivors from all hospitals in the Greater Montreal area…and beyond.
What is unique about the Hope & Cope Wellness Centre?
- It is the only hospital-affiliated cancer wellness centre in Quebec.
- It offers a fully equipped exercise room on the premises, supervised by a physiotherapist, an exercise physiologist and cancer-experienced volunteers.
- It is the only wellness centre in Quebec to have an integrated research program.
Is there a cost to use the Wellness Centre?
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Wellness Centre’s services are free of charge. Donations are always welcome, and tax receipts are provided.
How do I join the Wellness Centre?
Registration is essential. On your first visit, a member of our professional team will meet with you to learn more about your goals and to develop a wellness plan that is best suited to your needs. Call 514 340-3616 to schedule your registration appointment.
I am a caregiver. Can I use the Wellness Centre’s services?
Yes. We know that when a family member has cancer, everyone in the family is affected in one way or another. That’s why many of our programs are offered to caregivers as well, with some exceptions.
A part of the community
The Wellness Centre is a community effort, realized thanks to many generous individuals who believe that it is both possible and desirable to live well with and after cancer. Affectionately referred to as “Lou’s House”, in tribute to the memory of Lou Adler, the Centre is managed by Hope & Cope staff with the assistance of cancer-experienced volunteers. Course instructors and specialists graciously donate their time and expertise to help develop and teach a variety of classes and programs.
“Hope & Cope’s mission in 1981, and our mission today, remains the same: to provide cancer patients and their families with the knowledge, tools and resources to cope with all of the ramifications of cancer. We listen to their stories, we assess their situation, we give them a voice, and we develop and refine our programs and services in response to their needs.
All of this may seem obvious today, but back then, patients did not really have a voice. The doctor suggested the treatment plan, the patient complied and few questions were asked. The psychosocial needs of patients and their families were rarely, if ever, addressed.
Hope & Cope was a pioneer in one other very important aspect: our insistence on relying on trained, cancer-experienced volunteers, who work under the guidance and supervision of professional staff. We knew then, as we do now, that the wisdom of the lived experience is powerful.”
Excerpt from remarks by Sheila Kussner, O.C., O.Q., C.O.M. Founder and Past Chair of Hope & Cope, accepting her Honourary Doctorate from the Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, November 4, 2010
Since its founding Hope & Cope has helped thousands of patients live well with cancer. We are recognized far and wide as a pioneer in supportive, evidence-based cancer care.
Thanks to our active research program, we continue to present our work at national and international conferences and to publish our results in peer reviewed journals.