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, or at Lou’s House, Hope & Cope’s 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 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 [email protected] or call 514 340-3616, ext. 215.

Young Adult Evenings

If you are a young adult with cancer, Monday nights are your nights! You are invited to Mix It up Mondays, where you can take charge and recharge in the company of your peers at Lou’s House from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Yoga, salsa dancing and a cooking club are just some of the activities you can participate in free of charge.

For more information, call 514 340-3616, ext. 215 or 217 or log onto CancerFightClub

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.

It's a perfect day for our Men's Club BB-Q!

Notre BB-Q estival de Club des hommes se déroule maintenant.
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Based on interviews with patients and caregivers, this performance is part of a research project that examines the use of theatre as a means of bringing people together in order to have meaningful, honest conversations about the issues, struggles, myths and common themes surrounding palliative care. Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Limited space; RSVP essential: 514 340-3616.
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Palliative Education through Art, Communication and Education

August 4, 2017, 10:00am - August 4, 2017, 11:00am

Based on interviews with patients and caregivers, this performance is part of a research project that examines the use of theatre as a means of bringing people together in order to have meaningful, ho...

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Volunteer Marielle Regnier is all smiles after sorting and displaying this beautiful collection of scarves generously donated by Reitman's Canada for distribution to cancer patients who are dealing with hair loss.Thank you, Reitmans Canada!

Notre bénévole Marielle Régnier nous présente avec un grand sourire la magnifique collection de foulards offerts par Reitman's Canada afin de les distribuer aux patientes qui ont perdu leurs cheveux à cause du cancer. Merci beaucoup Reitman's Canada!
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Climb "Kili" to kick cancer!

Hope & Cope is going to the top of the world in March 2018. At 19,340 ft, Mount Kilimanjaro towers majestically over the African savanna. Be part of our team and join us on the adventure of a lifetime! Funds raised will support Hope & Cope's life-affirming programs and services. Interested in learning more? Send us an email: [email protected]
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