Whether you are looking for a book about nutrition, an attractive wig, advice on navigating the Internet or lectures on the latest information about cancer, chances are, we have the resources you need.

iThrive Program

A guide to comprehensive therapies

Is it possible to thrive while you have cancer? Absolutely! iThrive is a small booklet packed with lots of useful information about the many complementary therapies available at Hope & Cope and at the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre. Choose what interests you and take that first step towards wellness! Download the iThrive booklet. PDF

Resource Room

Helping you look and feel your best

Hope & Cope’s resource room is stocked with a variety of fashionable wigs and other head coverings, mastectomy bras and prostheses. Volunteers with our HC-ressources-wigsOffice Team can help you choose a style that suits you best. The Look Good, Feel Better Program is another resource that we offer in conjunction with a group of volunteer cosmeticians. Held monthly, these workshops teach women simple cosmetic techniques 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, participants leave these workshops with a kit of free cosmetics and with renewed self-esteem.

Sharing knowledge

Reliable information at your fingertips

Education has always been an essential pillar of Hope & Cope. This was important 34 years ago, when cancer-related information geared to the general public was hard to find, and it is even more important in our digital age, where there is a glut of information yet not all of it is reliable or credible. Throughout the year, we offer interesting and informative free public lectures given by experts in their respective fields. Topics include basic medical information for cancer patients, basic nutrition for cancer patients, ask the pharmacist and know your rights. Additional lectures and seminars cover the latest information about specific cancers, with updates about prevention, research and treatment options. Our Annual Cancer Survivorship Day, held each June, is a celebration that features inspirational guest speakers followed by a dessert reception. Take Charge of your Life after Cancer is a one-day workshop designed for patients who have finished their treatments but are having difficulty moving forward. Dealing with the fear of recurrence and living a healthy lifestyle are just some of the topics addressed in this informative workshop.

Breast and bone health

Bone loss can be a side effect of certain types of breast cancer treatment. From 2014 to 2017, Hope & Cope and the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital partnered with the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation to promote bone health in women treated for breast cancer. A wide variety of practical tools to preserve bone health can be downloaded free of charge from a new web site created to share this important information: breast and bone health

Patient information videos are available for viewing on Hope & Cope YouTube

On-Site Library

Library Services

Hope & Cope has a collection of over 2000 books, DVDs and pamphlets in its main office, located on the 7th floor of the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre, Pavilion E-730.1. HC-resources-booksItems can be borrowed for up to one month at a time. For more information please call 514 340-8255. The Hope & Cope collections are placed on the shelves alphabetically, and separated by their division. The division is marked in bold following the book title. To search our catalogue please visit the JGH Health Sciences Library Patient and Family Resource Centre.

Generalized topics include:

  • Alternative/Complementary medicine
  • Bereavement, including material for children.
  • Caregiving
  • Coping
  • Harriet Robins Humour Library
  • Intimacy and sexuality
  • Narratives and personal stories
  • Nutrition, including cookbooks and recipes
  • Palliative care

New books, June 2016 Nouveaux titres


We are pleased to introduce this great new Hope & Cope resource for young families in which a parent has cancer. Written in clear, simple language, this beautifully illustrated, meticulously researched booklet is available through our En famille program. For more information, please contact Sandy Lipkus, En famille coordinator, 514 340-8222, ext. 22591,

Talking to Children about Cancer




JGH Insider is a collaborative venture between the JGH Foundation, Hope & Cope, the JGH Auxiliary, the Lady Davis Institute (research) and the Jewish General Hospital. What you will find in the pages of this new magazine, published in the spring and the fall, is a collection of stories about the exceptional physicians, researchers, nurses, allied health professionals, support staff and volunteers who go above and beyond what is expected of them to provide the best possible care with dignity and compassion.

Our Hope & Cope Year in Review newsletter highlights the compassionate community and the innovative programs that make Hope & Cope such a special place.

Celebrations and Transition 2017-2018

Yesterday was the fourth survivorship day conference that we have attended. Both my husband and I agree that this was by far the best one. Not once did we look at the clock. We were captivated from beginning to end. I want to thank you, especially as my husband was diagnosed with cancer two months ago. He walked away from this conference with a positive feeling.

Marcella and Robbie

iThrive booklet

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19 hours ago

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Tell Cancer to Take a Hike:

1 Mount Kilimanjaro Climb
1 Stowe, Vermont hike
10 monthly local (Quebec) hikes
7 mountain climbers
20+ sponsors
90 hikers
$530,000 raised to support Hope & Cope’s transformative programs for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported our Tell Cancer to Take a Hike fundraiser. Exciting plans are underway for 2019 – stay tuned!

Nous remercions tous les grimpeurs, randonneurs, commanditaires et donateurs d’avoir répondu à notre appel et participé avec tant d’ethousiasme à notre levée de fonds Envoyez promener le cancer. Au plaisir de vous voir sur les pistes en 2019!
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Let the festive season begin! If you are looking for inspiration this weekend and need a break from holiday baking, planning and shopping, come to our Voices of Hope Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 9th at 2:30 pm at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 1020 Laird Blvd, Town of Mount Royal. Tickets are $20 (free for children 12 and under). ... See MoreSee Less

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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? 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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The doctors, nurses, orderlies and Hope & Cope volunteers interact in harmony to provide a separate world within this hospital. An oasis filled with warmth, respect and thoughtfulness beyond mere words.  A world providing a constant calm, soothing, safe atmosphere where the patients and their final wishes fully matter 24/7.