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 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 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.

2 hours ago

Hope & Cope

When a parent has cancer

We are pleased to introduce a great new resource: a booklet called Talking to Children About Advanced Cancer. Produced by our En famille program, it is geared for families with children under 18 in which a parent has cancer. To download your copy, in English or French, visit our web site:

For more information, please contact the book's author, Sandy Lipkus, at 514 340-8222, ext. 22591.

Écrit dans une langue simple, claire, aussi bien en français qu’en anglais et merveilleusement illustré, ce petit livre est maintenant disponible sur notre site web:
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2 days ago

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The power of exercise

Since the Wellness Centre opened almost 12 years ago, more than 3,000 participants have benefited from our Cancer Exercise Program. Under the watchful supervision of our physiotherapist and kinesiologist with the assistance of specially trained volunteers, participants learn how to improve their endurance, balance, flexibility and strength, leading to better tolerance of treatment side effects and improving their quality of life.

And you don’t have to be a fashionista to appreciate the variety of stylish leggings worn by our staff!

Depuis l'ouverture de notre Centre du bien-être en 2007, lus de 3 000 participants ont profité du notre programme
d' exercice.
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3 days ago

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The faces behind the knitting needles

This morning, we traveled to Chateuguay, to meet and thank members of the Montérégie West Community Network's Knitting Club as they were enjoying their annual potluck lunch. What an awesome, tight-knit group of women who are so generous with their time and talent!

Tous les trois mois, Susanna Langevin et d'autres membres du MWCN déposent plusieurs gros sacs remplis des couvertures que L'espoir, c'est la vie distribue aux patients qui subissent des traitements de chimiothérapie.
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1 week ago

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Bons conseils du Dr Michael Pollak.

CIUSSS Centre-Ouest Montréal / CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
« Vous êtes ce que vous mangez » est un adage bien connu qui s’avère encore plus vrai lorsque vient le temps de parler de cancer.
Mais quels sont les liens entre ce que nous mangeons et la prévention de la maladie ? Est-ce que notre alimentation peut avoir un impact pendant que l’on reçoit des traitements contre le cancer ?

Pour nous en dire davantage sur ces questions, Carl Thériault s’entretient avec Dr Michael Pollak, Directeur du Centre de prévention du cancer au Centre de cancer Segal, à l’Hôpital général juif.

#UnisParLesSoins #sante #bienetre #cancer #nutrition #podcast #balado #VotreSante Santé Montréal Hope & Cope CancerFightClub Community Société canadienne du cancer Société de recherche sur le cancer / Cancer Research Society
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