Young Adults & Young Families

Ask young adults what the hardest part about having cancer is and most will talk about the profound sense of isolation they feel. Whether on-line, through CancerFightClub.com, or at Lou’s House, Hope & Cope’s Cancer Wellness Centre,En famille BBQ we offer innovative programming and a safe place where young adults between the ages of 18-39 and their supporters can recharge, connect and empower themselves and each other. Our En famille program provides additional support for young families in which a parent or grandparent has cancer.

For information on any aspect of our program for young adults and young families, including our retreats, clubs, recreational activities, workshops and our CancerFightClub web site, please contact cancerfightclubcommunity@gmail.com or call 514 340-3616, ext. 215.

 

The evolution of Hope & Cope’s Young Adult Program

In 1985, Hope & Cope organized Montreal’s first ever Young Adult Support Group, recognizing that the needs of young adults with cancer differed greatly and that they needed a space of their own to discuss issues such as intimacy, fertility and sexuality, loss of autonomy, dating and body image.

In 2000, the Young Adult Division of Hope & Cope was established to cultivate the next generation of leadership, to represent Hope & Cope’s values and to help ensure its growth and sustainability, with a special focus on the young adult cancer cause.

The goals were to raise awareness in the community and within the healthcare team of the unique challenges and issues faced by young adults with cancer, and to raise funds to support Hope & Cope’s programs and services for young adults. Over the next decade, Members of YAD organized and hosted several successful Denim & Diamonds fundraising parties.

A few years after the opening of Lou’s House, our cancer wellness centre, in consultation with young adults themselves, the CancerFightClub program was born. It offers strong, varied local programming as well as a highly active and visible presence on the Internet and social media.

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Focus on the Future / Visons l'avenir

Have you finished your treatments? Want to move forward with confidence but don't know how? Registration is now open for this new post-treatment program. For more details and to find out if this program is right for you, please contact Sophie at 514 340-3616, ext. 208, sophie.blondin.ccomtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Veuillez noter que cette première initiative sera offerte uniquement en anglais.
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Dr. Albert Chan, a psychologist at Maggie's Centre in Hong Kong, paid a visit to our Wellness Centre to learn more about our approach. Maggie's Centres provide practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.

Dr. Chan provides one-on-one counselling, family counselling and runs a weekly men's support group. He was most impressed with the Wellness Centre and with our use of cancer experienced volunteers, a model that he believes would work well in China but would not be appropriate for Hong Kong.

Dr Albert Chan, psychologue au Centre Maggie's, a visité notre Centre de bien-être, afin d'en apprendre plus sur notre approche. Il a été fortement impressionné par notre Centre et par les services assurés par des bénévoles, fortes de leur expérience du cancer, modèle exemplaire qu'il croiit pourrait être appliqué en Chine, mais ne pourrait pas servir à Hong Kong.
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So grateful to #comedygivesback for a wonderful afternoon of laughter and for making this much anticipated annual tradition a reality.So grateful for our comedy partner who made this years @comedygivesback possible ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you #comedygivesback for giving cancer survivors the gift of laughter!So grateful for our comedy partner who made this years @comedygivesback possible ... See MoreSee Less

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FBF to our strategic planning process in 2008. Our mission remains the same! ... See MoreSee Less

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