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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.

Reminder: HopeSpring will be closed on Saturday, August 27.

Cambridge Women's Support Group

Discuss your concerns with a friendly and welcoming women's group.


Tuesday, August 23 & 30, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Cambridge Location: Chaplin Family YMCA, Wayne McMichael Room, 250 Hespeler Rd.


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.

Art Expression

Express yourself creatively. No Art experience required.


Thursday, August 25, 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.

The Healing Journey Level 2: Skills for Healing

Fall sessions for Kitchener start September 22.


Thursdays, Sept 22 to Nov 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


This is an 8 week program. Commitment to attend all eight sessions is required. Healing Journey Two is a natural progression from Healing Journey One. You are required to have completed Healing Journey One to register for this program. Join us for the next level of your healing journey.

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

Meditation in Kitchener

Ideal for beginners.


Friday, August 26, 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.

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

Learn to make healthy eating choices.


Wednesday, August 24, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Kitchener Location: Zehrs, Conestoga Mall.


Come join the registered in-store dietitian, Abigail, at the Zehrs - Conestoga Mall 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.

Pottery Workshop with Lisa - NEW!

Discover the therapeutic value of working with clay.


Thursday, September 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


Learn to sculpt in clay with Lisa as she takes you step by step through intuitive clay-play, followed by a fun and easy sculpture project. This type of sensory work has therapeutic value, is very grounding and calming. So why not come out and give it a try!

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

The Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilities

Returns September 7.


Wednesday, September 7, 11:00-12:00 a.m.; Kitchener Location: Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (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.

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