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.

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Love Yourself is the title of Gail Issenman's fabulous new song, and all proceeds from streams and downloads will benefit our Cancer Wellness Centre. Check out this upbeat video featuring Gail's beautiful vocals and lyrics, filmed at our Centre, at the Jewish General Hospital and in the community. Recognize anyone?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB0O5j-zXYY&index=3&list=PLBL1pTydgdkhkuGFasWl-d3-aTs5R9W3Q&t=0sRock video, shot in Montreal, starring survivors. All proceeds going to Hope and Cope Cancer Wellness Centre in Montreal.
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Three cheers for volunteers here at Hope & Cope and around the world!

Today, is International Volunteer Day (IVD) - a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere.

Les bénévoles sont à l’avant-garde du changement social dans le monde. Cette journée est l’occasion offerte aux organisations et aux bénévoles de promouvoir leur contribution au développement, que ce soit au niveau local, national ou international.
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Toe-tapping music brought to you by the Voices of Hope Choir. You’ll hear all this and more at their holiday concert which will take place next Sunday, December 9th at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church. For tickets ($20 each), call 514 340-3616. ... See MoreSee Less

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Participants in our Open Art Studio had two special treats yesterday - latkes (potato pancakes) baked by art teacher and volunteer Elaine Dubrovsky, and a gorgeous bouquet of bright red flowers generously donated by Alain Simon Fleurs. Here is just a small sample of participants' expressive artwork, inspired by the bouquet.

Merci au Alain Simon Fleurs pour sa créativité et sa générosité!
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