I am Newly Diagnosed

The first thing to remember is that you are not alone. We have many programs and resources to help you cope with the shock of diagnosis and the challenges of treatment.

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 who will speak with you by phone at a mutually agreed time. You can also join one of our many general or cancer specific support groups.

Resources

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. Worried about losing your hair? We can help you manage the appearance related side effects of treatment.   Visit our Resource Room, where you will be fitted with a wig or other head-covering that suits your personality and your sense of style. We also have attractive mastectomy bras and prostheses.

You can learn simple makeup and skin care techniques by registering for one of our monthly Look Good, Feel Better Workshops. Trained volunteers will show how to camouflage hair loss and manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Thanks to the generosity of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, you’ll leave this workshop with a kit of free cosmetics and with renewed self-esteem! To register online for the next monthly workshop, click here

Additional resources available at Hope & Cope 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 materials as well.

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

You CAN live well with cancer. We invite you to become a member of Lou’s House, Hope & Cope’s Wellness Centre, where you can focus on wellness in mind, body and spirit. From nutrition to exercise to creative therapies, relaxation and meditation, our Wellness Centre has it all. To schedule your registration appointment and take that all important first step to wellness, call 514 340-3616.

Young Adults

If you are a young adult (18-39) and on your own or have young children, our CancerFightClub community and En famille program were designed with your needs in mind. Your friends and family may not understand what you are going through, but we do. Click here to learn more about CancerFightClub.

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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