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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#NationalVolunteerWeek Volunteers Barbara Hops and Mariam Bowen are hard at work planning Hope & Cope's Annual Cancer Survivorship Day, which, this year, will take place on June 19th and feature guest speaker Susan Wener. Stay tuned for more details!

Notre Journée annuelle de la survie aura lieu le 19 juin. Conférencière invitée : Susan Wener. Détails à suivre.
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"The volunteers at the Wellness Centre are the spirit of the Centre. They inspire participants to live life at its best. They are a great source of inspiration for the participants and for us."
- Sophie Blondin, Coordinator of Education and Support Programs, Hope & Cope Wellness Centre

"Les bénévoles du Centre de bien-être incarnent l’esprit même du Centre. Pour les participants, ils sont la source d’inspiration qui leur permet de vivre leur vie à son meilleur. Ils nous inspirent tous, tant les participants que nous-mêmes."
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"The volunteers at the Wellness Centre are the spirit of the Centre. They inspire participants to live life at its best. They are a great source of inspiration for the participants and for us."
- Sophie Blondin, Coordinator of Education and Support Programs, Hope & Cope Wellness Centre

"Les bénévoles du Centre de bien-être incarnent l’esprit même du Centre. Pour les participants, ils sont la source d’inspiration qui leur permet de vivre leur vie à son meilleur. Ils nous inspirent tous, tant les participants que nous-mêmes."
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“I get so much more than I give.” That’s the answer we often hear when we ask our volunteers what motivates them to give their time to Hope & Cope. Compassionate, wise, knowledgable, creative and caring, our volunteers are the BEST! Thank you on behalf of the staff as well as the patients and caregivers whose lives you touch in ways too numerous to count!

“Je reçois tellement plus que ce que je donne.” C’est la réponse que nous entendons bien souvent quand nous demandons à nos bénévoles ce qui les motive à donner de leur temps à L’espoir, c’est la vie. Compatissants, pleins de sagesse et de savoir, créatifs et prévenants, nos bénévoles sont les MEILLEURS! Grand merci de la part du personnel, des patients et des aidants dont vous avez changé la vie de toutes sortes de manières, trop longues à énumérer ici!
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