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Stay with HopeSpring.ca until the end of the year.


For the time being, please continue to use www.hopespring.ca for all your needs. If you have any questions about the site, please contact Braden Speers at 519-742-4673 ext 104 or email office@hopespring.ca.

Meditation in Cambridge & Kitchener

Meditate and feel great!


Thursday, Dec 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cambridge Location: Chaplin Family YMCA, Wayne McMichael Room. Friday, Dec 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


Meditation has been used as a means to achieve healthy thought management by exercising control over thoughts and emotions. In this group program, cancer patients and caregivers are taught mindfulness meditation exercises and are encouraged to practice them at home to the greatest extent possible based on interest and health. This program is especially suited to members who are trying meditation for the first time.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Art Expression

No experience necessary.


Thursday, Dec 08, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


This expressive arts group program provides a community for cancer patients to meet with one another and share in a creative artistic experience. In a safe and confidential setting, members will be instructed in the use of painting and forms of art to create their own pieces. Under the guidance of an Art Therapist, the use of imagery, colours and textures are used to help members identify and explore their feelings and gain insights into their experience with cancer. No previous art experience is required.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Breast Cancer and Nutrition

Healthy nutritional suggestions for breast cancer.


Wednesday, Dec 07, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Kitchener Location: GRRCC, 835 King St. W.


In this program you will increase your knowledge related to the role of nutrition and breast cancer. Suggestions for dietary changes to help in the prevention and/or recurrence of breast cancer are covered. Other topics include the impacts of healthy eating and weight, supplements, alcohol, physical activity, phytoestrogens, organic foods, calcium and Vitamin D. Only those who have been a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Look Good, Feel Better

A great coping workshop for women.


Wednesday, Dec 07, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


This program is offered by the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation. It is a coping skills workshop that helps women manage the appearance-related side-effects of treatment, such as hair loss and changes to skin tone. Trained cosmeticians and hair replacement professionals teach skin care, cover-up and hair alternatives, and provide solutions for women to look good and feel better. Participants are given a complimentary kit of cosmetics and personal care products for use at home.

Register online.

Men's Program

Empower yourself to take charge of your life.


Wednesday, Dec 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

Come hang out with other guys who are going through cancer too! This program provides an opportunity for men who are patients in active or post treatment and caregivers to meet with each other for information gathering, networking, and conversation about their experience with cancer. Benefits of participating include increasing your overall well-being, gain information and reduce anxiety and depression. Take charge, gain confidence and become empowered. Registration required.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

Learn how to make healthy food choices.


Wednesday, Dec 07, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Kitchener Location: Zehrs, Conestoga Mall


Come join the registered in-store dietitian Abigail at the Zehrs Conestoga Mall location for a food tour that will empower you to make healthier choices including eating solutions to deal with cancer side effects. Registration required.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

The Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilities

Find out what financial options are available to you.


Wednesday, Dec 07, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kitchener Location: GRRCC, 835 King St. W.


Come learn what financial options are available to help you! In this workshop you will receive an overview of the income maintenance programs and drug coverage options available to you. Applications for benefits will be available at the workshop. Only those who have been a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Women's Support Group (Under 45)

A welcoming and supportive group of women.


Tuesday, Dec 06, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


Support among the group is offered, tips are shared and strategies for coping discussed. A wide range of on top of mind topics are discussed each week including everyday life events, past, present or future. Come discuss concerns about your future cancer treatments, eating problems and relationship issues. The group is warm and friendly and a good social circle for women with cancer.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

HopeSpring Christmas Bazaar

The Christmas Bazaar continues with new items added.


Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


The Christmas Bazaar is being held in the HopeSpring program room until Friday, Dec 16th. Come in and browse through our items for great gift ideas at fantastic prices.

Reminder: there is no Yoga on Saturday, December 10th.

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