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.

7 hours ago

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A warm welcome to the newest volunteers who recently joined our Hope & Cope family, pictured here at Volunteer Orientation. They were joined by veteran volunteers who wanted to refresh their knowledge of Hope & Cope's programs, services, policies and procedures.

Nos bénévoles font preuve d’une sagesse qui est le fruit de leur expérience et qui leur permet de comprendre pleinement les préoccupations des patients et de leur famille. Nous souhaitons une chaleureuse bienvenue à nos nouveaux bénévoles.
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24 hours ago

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WOW!

Our thanks to everyone who purchased tickets to this event in support of Hope & Cope's young adult programming.

We are looking forward to a GREAT event!!!WE ARE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!!!!!!!! 🤩

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who bought tickets to the AP Fund Gala - 6th Edition! We are so excited to see you on Saturday night!
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1 day ago

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National Social Work Month

At Hope & Cope, social workers Hinda Goodman and Sandy Lipkus, and future social worker, Rifka Hanfling, meet with patients and caregivers, assessing their needs and referring them to appropriate resources offered by Hope & Cope, the hospital and the community. They also are responsible for interviewing, supervising and training our corps of 450 volunteers and they supervise social work students at the bachelor’s and master’s level. Our Board Chair and former Executive Director, Suzanne O’Brien, is also a social worker. Their professional expertise is invaluable and greatly appreciated by all of us at Hope & Cope!

#NationalSocialWorkMonth #RealPeopleRealImpact

Chaque année, au mois de mars, les travailleuses et travailleurs sociaux de tout le pays célèbrent le mois national du travail social qui reconnaît leur contribution au bien-être de la société. Le thème adoptée par le Conseil de l'ACTS pour le Mois national du travail social 2018 est De vraies personnes. De vrais impacts.
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2 days ago

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The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities is the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week, which will take place April 7-13.

If you’ve used Hope & Cope’s services, we want to hear from you! Nominate a Hope & Cope volunteer who has made a difference in your life. Tell us how he or she lifted you up and helped you through your cancer experience. Send your submission by email to: hkon@jgh.mcgill.ca by March 29th. We’ll print and post a selection of your stories on our website and our social media channels.

L’édition de la Semaine de l'action bénévole cette année se déroulera sous le thème «Le facteur bénévole : pour élever les collectivités». Nous avons besoin de vous! Nommez un(e) bénévole de L’espoir, c’est la vie qui vous a grandement marqué. Dites-nous comment il ou elle vous a inspiré et vous a aidé à travers votre expérience du cancer. Nous imprimerons et publierons une sélection de vos histoires sur notre site web et sur nos canaux de médias sociaux. Envoyez vos soumissions avant le 29 mars par courriel : hkon@jgh.mcgill.ca
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4 days ago

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An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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