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.
Broadcast journalist Tracey McKee, currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, talks about our hikes with CBC Radio host Sue Smith:
To sign up, visit Kili chez nous!
Hike Schedule and Locations
March 17th, Secteur pembina, Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
April 22nd Réserve naturelle Gault, Mont St-Hilaire
Our Sugaring Off hike will celebrate this much loved spring-time tradition.
May 27th, Orford, Eastern Townships - Parc national du Mont-Orford
June 10th, Sutton, Eastern Townships - Parc d'environnement naturel de Sutton
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)
September 28-29, Hiking Getaway Weekend in Charlevoix
Grand retour…en montagne is the theme of this hike, which marks the start of cooler weather – perfect for hiking!
October 14th, Val Morin
Step into Fall Colours with this hike in the Laurentians.
November 4th, Les Trois Sommets, Montreal - Westmount, Mont-Royal, Outremont
“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, Saint Donat, Lanaudière - Montagne Noire (sentier national)
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
Why did Hope & Cope establish a Wellness Centre?
Do I have to be a patient of the Jewish General Hospital to use the Centre?
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?
How do I join the Wellness Centre?
I am a caregiver. Can I use the Wellness Centre’s services?
A part of the community
“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.
Top of the World Sponsors
Nan and Bill Lassner
Howard Stotland Family Foundation
Summit Hike Sponsors
Susan and Jonathan Wener
John and Diana Bennett
Helen and Stanley Cons
Dobrin and Minzberg Families