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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Lise and Barbara, long-time members of Hope & Cope's Office Team, share an easy camaraderie as they assemble nursing kits for the Oncology Department. Thanks, Ladies, for all that you do!

Les bénévoles comme Barbara et Lise méritent toute notre reconnaissance !
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Breast cancer survivor Diane Forget speaks from the heart about the wonderful camaraderie and support she has found here at the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre.

La survivante du cancer du sein Diane Forget parle avec tout son coeur de la merveilleuse camaraderie et de l'appui qu'elle a trouvés ici, chez nous, au Centre de bien-être de L'espoir, c'est la vie.

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We were pleased to welcome a group of professors and students from the Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, who visited our Wellness Centre while in town for the 22nd International Palliative Care Congress, October 2-5. The group, escorted by Fay Strohschein, Doctoral Candidate in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, included Dr. Sureeporn Tanasilp, Dr. Ratchaneekorn Upasen, Dr. Noppamat Pudtong, Dr. Weeraphol Saengpanya , Cdr. Dr. Kanoklekha Suwannapong (Postdoctoral fellow) and Supanee Klungrit (PhD Candidate). ... See MoreSee Less

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We are pleased to be hosting this important information session at our Cancer Wellness Centre next week. Space is limited, so please register early!

Veuillez noter que cette conférence sera donnée en anglais mais les questions en français seront bien reçues.

CIUSSS Centre-Ouest Montréal / CIUSSS West-Central MontrealWe will be hosting a free Colorectal Cancer Patient Information Session on October 17th at the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre in Montreal. We will have leading experts in colorectal cancer treatment present content in the areas of Pathology, Medical and Surgical Oncology and Genetics to patients and caregivers.

To register to this free session: bit.ly/2EbhGWJ

For more information, please contact Frank Pitman at 514-875-7745 ext.2529 or frankp@colorectalcancercanada.com.
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