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

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Bravo, Annik!

CIUSSS Centre-Ouest Montréal / CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
L’annonce d’un cancer est une épreuve bouleversante. La réaction à ce diagnostic varie d’une personne à l’autre. Il arrive que la personne atteinte ressentira de l’anxiété au moment du diagnostic, lors de l’attente de résultats médicaux ou au début des traitements. Mais il est possible d’agir sur cette anxiété.

Pour nous en dire davantage, Carl Thériault accueille Annik Allée qui a survécu à deux cancers. Celle-ci est maintenant bénévole au Centre de bien-être de l’Espoir, c’est la vie (Hope & Cope) où elle donne des ateliers de méditation, de visualisation et de gestion du stress.

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Way to go, Mona! We are proud to have you as a Hope & Cope volunteer.

CIUSSS Centre-Ouest Montréal / CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
To learn that one has cancer is a shocking ordeal. The reaction to this diagnosis varies from person to person. Sometimes one will feel anxiety at the time of diagnosis, another while waiting for medical results or at the beginning of treatment. Despite this stressful feeling, it is possible to act upon it.

To tell us more, Barry Morgan welcomes Mona Wizenberg, who survived two cancers. She is now a volunteer at the Hope & Cope wellness centre, where she provides peer advice.

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Flashback Friday

Marjorie Bronfman, philanthropist and great friend to our Founder, Sheila Kussner, was a firm believer in our cause and a generous supporter of Hope & Cope for three decades. They are pictured here at one of our Fashion Fantasy fundraisers in 1998.

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Marjorie Bronfman, philanthrope et grande amie de notre fondatrice, Sheila Kussner, croyait fermement en notre cause et a généreusement soutenu L’espoir, c’est la vie pendant trois décennies. Elles sont photographiées ici en 1998, lors d'une collecte de fonds de Fashion Fantasy organisée par L’espoir, c’est la vie.
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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.