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.

7 hours ago

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A warm welcome to the newest volunteers who recently joined our Hope & Cope family, pictured here at Volunteer Orientation. They were joined by veteran volunteers who wanted to refresh their knowledge of Hope & Cope's programs, services, policies and procedures.

Nos bénévoles font preuve d’une sagesse qui est le fruit de leur expérience et qui leur permet de comprendre pleinement les préoccupations des patients et de leur famille. Nous souhaitons une chaleureuse bienvenue à nos nouveaux bénévoles.
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23 hours ago

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WOW!

Our thanks to everyone who purchased tickets to this event in support of Hope & Cope's young adult programming.

We are looking forward to a GREAT event!!!WE ARE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!!!!!!!! 🤩

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who bought tickets to the AP Fund Gala - 6th Edition! We are so excited to see you on Saturday night!
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1 day ago

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National Social Work Month

At Hope & Cope, social workers Hinda Goodman and Sandy Lipkus, and future social worker, Rifka Hanfling, meet with patients and caregivers, assessing their needs and referring them to appropriate resources offered by Hope & Cope, the hospital and the community. They also are responsible for interviewing, supervising and training our corps of 450 volunteers and they supervise social work students at the bachelor’s and master’s level. Our Board Chair and former Executive Director, Suzanne O’Brien, is also a social worker. Their professional expertise is invaluable and greatly appreciated by all of us at Hope & Cope!

#NationalSocialWorkMonth #RealPeopleRealImpact

Chaque année, au mois de mars, les travailleuses et travailleurs sociaux de tout le pays célèbrent le mois national du travail social qui reconnaît leur contribution au bien-être de la société. Le thème adoptée par le Conseil de l'ACTS pour le Mois national du travail social 2018 est De vraies personnes. De vrais impacts.
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2 days ago

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The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities is the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week, which will take place April 7-13.

If you’ve used Hope & Cope’s services, we want to hear from you! Nominate a Hope & Cope volunteer who has made a difference in your life. Tell us how he or she lifted you up and helped you through your cancer experience. Send your submission by email to: hkon@jgh.mcgill.ca by March 29th. We’ll print and post a selection of your stories on our website and our social media channels.

L’édition de la Semaine de l'action bénévole cette année se déroulera sous le thème «Le facteur bénévole : pour élever les collectivités». Nous avons besoin de vous! Nommez un(e) bénévole de L’espoir, c’est la vie qui vous a grandement marqué. Dites-nous comment il ou elle vous a inspiré et vous a aidé à travers votre expérience du cancer. Nous imprimerons et publierons une sélection de vos histoires sur notre site web et sur nos canaux de médias sociaux. Envoyez vos soumissions avant le 29 mars par courriel : hkon@jgh.mcgill.ca
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4 days ago

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An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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