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.

It's a perfect day for our Men's Club BB-Q!

Notre BB-Q estival de Club des hommes se déroule maintenant.
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Based on interviews with patients and caregivers, this performance is part of a research project that examines the use of theatre as a means of bringing people together in order to have meaningful, honest conversations about the issues, struggles, myths and common themes surrounding palliative care. Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Limited space; RSVP essential: 514 340-3616.

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Palliative Education through Art, Communication and Education

August 4, 2017, 10:00am - August 4, 2017, 11:00am

Based on interviews with patients and caregivers, this performance is part of a research project that examines the use of theatre as a means of bringing people together in order to have meaningful, ho...

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Volunteer Marielle Regnier is all smiles after sorting and displaying this beautiful collection of scarves generously donated by Reitman's Canada for distribution to cancer patients who are dealing with hair loss.Thank you, Reitmans Canada!

Notre bénévole Marielle Régnier nous présente avec un grand sourire la magnifique collection de foulards offerts par Reitman's Canada afin de les distribuer aux patientes qui ont perdu leurs cheveux à cause du cancer. Merci beaucoup Reitman's Canada!
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Climb "Kili" to kick cancer!

Hope & Cope is going to the top of the world in March 2018. At 19,340 ft, Mount Kilimanjaro towers majestically over the African savanna. Be part of our team and join us on the adventure of a lifetime! Funds raised will support Hope & Cope's life-affirming programs and services. Interested in learning more? Send us an email: [email protected]
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