I am a Caregiver

Hope & Cope has always understood that cancer is hard on everyone. That’s why we pay special attention to your needs as a caregiver. We give you the space and the permission to talk about how cancer is changing your life, too.

Peer support

The wisdom of the lived experience has always been at the core of Hope & Cope. Peer support is offered in a variety of formats by volunteers, under the supervision of our professional staff. For more frequent, one-on-one support, we can match you with a peer mentor – someone who knows what it’s like to be a caregiver – who will speak with you by phone at a mutually agreed time. You can also join our Caregivers Support Group.

Our Think Smart, Live Well workshop will give you the tools to help you manage stress and cope with everything that follows a cancer diagnosis. Additional resources include lectures on a variety of topics such as cancer nutrition, given by a dietitian, and basic information about cancer, presented by a nurse. Our library offers a vast selection of printed material and tips on how to find credible, reliable information on-line.

iThrive is your guide to the many complementary therapies available at Hope & Cope and the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre. You can download your copy here.

Wellness

Caregivers are often so busy caring for their loved ones that they forget to take care of themselves. You can manage stress through relaxation and meditation, which are easy to learn and to practice on your own. Many of the programs at Lou’s House – Hope & Cope’s Wellness Centre – are open to caregivers, including nutrition, creative therapies, relaxation and qi gong.

I need to talk to someone 

For professional assessment and referrals, please contact our Survivorship Program Coordinator at 514 340-8222, ext. 25531.

Don't miss these free public lectures for cancer survivors!
Reserve your spot by calling 514 340-3616.

Breast Cancer and Nutrition
November 22
6:30 pm - 8 pm

Nutrition can be a confusing topic at the best of times. Oncology dietitian Kristina Bianca Mullahoo will provide you with up-to-date information during this free lecture at the Cancer Wellness Centre.

CHEMO BRAIN AND CANCER FOG
November 23
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chemo brain is a common and worrisome side effect of treatment. If you are looking for strategies to help you cope, this lecture is for you!
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Early morning delivery of 25 packets of fresh herbs for sale. Today's selection: pineapple mint, spike lavender, rosemary, yellow, purple and green sage. Get yours for only $3 each!

Découvrez le goût particulier et les propriétés bénéfiques des herbes de notre jardin.
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Choose from 150 packets of herbs from our garden, including coveted varieties not sold in grocery stores such as pineapple mint and magic mountain basil. As the cold weather settles in, what could be more comforting than a cup of mint tea, a dash of lavender in your salad or basil in your soup? Only $3.00 - $4.00 per packet.
Come early for the best selection! Proceeds will be used to make next year’s garden even better.

Choisissez parmi 150 paquets d’herbe de notre jardin, comprenant des variétés convoitées, qu’on ne trouve pas dans les magasins, telles que ananas et menthe ou basilic de montagne magique. Au moment où le froid hivernal s’installe, quoi de plus réconfortant qu’une tasse de thé à la menthe, un brin de lavande dans votre salade ou du basilic dans votre soupe? Prix imbattable: 3 $ à 4 $, le paquet. Venez tôt pour profiter de la meilleure sélection! Les profits serviront à développer et à améliorer le jardin l’an prochain!
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Unique herbs for sale

November 13, 2017, 10:00am - November 17, 2017, 3:00pm

Choose from 150 packets of herbs from our garden, including coveted varieties not sold in grocery stores such as pineapple mint and magic mountain basil. As the cold weather settles in, what could be ...

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Our volunteers are the best! In this 10:36 video, filmed at our Open House, Mark Samoilovich explains what motivated him to plant a fabulous herb garden at the Wellness Centre while Bluma Blicher talks about the rewards of giving back.

Nous sommes très reconnaissants aux bénévoles Mark Samoilovich et Bluma Blicher.
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