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HopeSpring Announces New Executive Director

Waterloo, Ontario – HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre announced today that Jane Mitchell has joined the organization as Executive Director, effective April 30, 2019. Ms. Mitchell will report directly to the Board of Directors, HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. We wish to thank Lois Peterson for her strong work ethic and determination during her term as Executive Director during our crucial transition period.

“Jane’s deep passion and long-term regional experience brings a strong expertise and methodical approach to cancer care support.  I am convinced Jane’s political know-how, regional Board management and strong leadership relationships within the community will further strengthen HopeSpring’s deep rooted community initiatives and strengthen our mission and strategies moving forward.” Shawn Hlowatzki, President, Board of Directors

"I am excited to join HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. I have personally been touched by cancer in my life involving friends and family and have seen first-hand the impact HopeSpring has made in the lives of some of these individuals. As a regional Councilor I had heard how important cancer care support is for our community. I look forward to continuing the evolution and transformation projects at HopeSpring as their new Executive Director.  HopeSpring is one of the best kept cancer care secrets in our community and I will partner with the Board of Directors to raise the awareness and profile so all those facing the cancer journey know we are here to help." Jane Mitchell


Ms. Mitchell was an elected Regional Councilor and Public School Board Trustee with more than 30 years of experience.  She was the librarian at Renison University College. Most recently, Ms. Mitchell served as Chair of the Grand River Conservation Authority. Ms. Mitchell has been actively involved within the community and is well known for her Regional leadership. Ms. Mitchell pioneered the Waterloo Region Women's Municipal Campaign School, which has proudly supported and increased female participation at the local and regional levels of government.

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Upcoming events

PCCN W-W Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting

Tuesday 7PM → 8:30PM
Prostate Cancer Canada Network Waterloo Wellington Support Group meeting

Lymphedema 101: Movement

Monday, June 3 6PM → 8PM
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This Week at HopeSpring

Tuesday May 21
Yoga for Cancer Recovery: 10-11:30am in Waterloo

Wednesday May 22
Meditation: 6:30-7:30pm in Waterloo
Men's Program: 6:30-8pm in Waterloo

Thursday May 23
Water Yoga: 9:30-10:15am in Kitchener at Forest Heights Pool
Tai Chi: 10-11:30am in Waterloo
Power Flow Yoga: 5-6pm in Waterloo

Saturday May 25
Puddle Jumpers: 9-10:30am in Waterloo

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