18th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes a Big Success Thanks to You!


holidaytour2019sleeTHANK YOU! 

Thank You to everyone who went on the 18th Annual HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes. Thank you to our sponsors. Thank you to Melanie, Stephanie and Lindsay for organizing the tour once again. Thank you to the homeowners and Activa for lending us your homes.  Thank you to the decorators and florists. Visitors were very impressed! Thank you to our volunteers, HopeSpring staff and board members. 

We raised a substantial amount for our free programs and services. Total amounts to be announced once we've reconciled everything.


The HopeSpring members who won free tickets were, Debbie Bowman, Sandra Hebert, Rebecca Brenner, Rosemary Brenner and Nella Bulovas. We know you enjoyed the tour!



Images from the Holiday Home Tour


Winners of the Raffle for Hope

Thank you so much to Marion Roeder who organized the Raffle for Hope. It went very well. Total amount raised later, but it was substantial.

The Winners:

$1,000 --- Jessica Sloan

Estee Lauder Gift pack --- Rolf Grub

Langdon Hall overnight stay with dinner, breakfast and limo ride --- Regina Arthur

Via Rail Canada Travel Credit ---Lisa Krueger

Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Stick 2019/2020 --- Debra Thompson.

Bereaved Families of Ontario Anything But Merry Sessions


Better Sleep Returns!

Better Sleep HopeSpring Nov 2019

Oncology Town hall November 14th

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Holiday Floral Arranging - Banish the Winter Blues


Join master horticultural expert Rose on Saturday, December 7th, at 10:00 am, who will lead you through a workshop where you will plan, design and create an original floral centrepiece that you will take home to brighten your favourite room!

All flowers and florist supplies will be provided. Just bring your love of blooms and your imagination!

Partnering with Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program

We are partnering with the Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program. The Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program coordinates a variety of FREE interactive, group-based self-management workshops to support individuals and their caregivers to achieve their best health and wellness. Participants learn how to make healthier choices, better understand and manage their symptoms, increase their confidence, set realistic goals and problem solve.

We are pleased to announce the Better Sleep program returns in November. This program is open to anyone who is affected by cancer, and has difficulty sleeping.

If you are someone who has been affected by cancer, are a caregiver, friend or loved one you may be interested in the upcoming Cancer: Thriving and Surviving program.

To register, please visit the self-management website at www.wwselfmanagement.ca or by visiting this link Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving is running at:

B. Woolwich Community Health Centre in St. Jacobs on Thursday - Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 5 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

 To register, please visit Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.

Other workshops offered by Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program include:
Better Sleep
Craving ChangeTM
Dial It Down - Relaxation and Stress Management
Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You!
Getting the Most From Your Healthcare Appointment
Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training (M.A.S.T)
Taking Charge

Community Conversations

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre Seeking Community Feedback

To ensure all those facing cancer and their loved ones in Waterloo Region and Wellington Country have the supports they require, HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre is holding community conversations with the diverse communities in Waterloo Region. 

The results of these fruitful community conversations will drive decisions regarding programs and services currently being offered by HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre.  The Canadian Cancer Society states that approximately 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime[i]

HopeSpring wants all those facing cancer and their loved ones have all the supports they need, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, creed, religion, socio-economic status, health status and residency status.

“By speaking directly with our diverse communities and finding out what supports they need, we provide cancer support to anyone affected by cancer, in any community,” said Jane Mitchell, Executive Director of HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre.

You can still have your say by completing this survey:

Survey button


Thank you to the KWCF!

Thank you to the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation - David Clare & Susan Ferne Bender Family Fund for supporting HopeSpring.ad6018a0-f6d1-4fca-9c60-9e83361f3d9a

Did you hear?

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre announces:
Significant Partnership with Carizon Family and Community Services & Interfaith Counselling Centre

Press Release: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Waterloo Region, ON: HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre is proud to announce the formation of a collaborative partnership with Carizon Family and Community Services and Interfaith Counselling Centre, effective immediately. The dedication, commitment and expertise of Carizon Family and Community Services and Interfaith Counselling Centre in providing vital counselling support to those in Waterloo Region means that members of HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre will receive customized and professional cancer care support in the comfort of the HopeSpring environment. 

To read more, please visit: HopeSpring Partners with Carizon Family and Community Services & Interfaith Counselling Centre.


Thank you to CNDCF!

Thank you to the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation for your support of HopeSpring's Puddle Jumpers program. Your contribution directly supports kids whose parents and guardians are affected by cancer.

Thank you to those organizations who support us through generous grants!

HopeSpring in the Community

HopeSpring AGM

The HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre Annual General Meeting is Monday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

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This Week at HopeSpring

Monday, November 11
Cancer Care Counsellor: by appointment in Waterloo. Please call 519-742-4673 to book an appointment.
Reiki: Morning and afternoon by appointment. Please call 519-742-4673 to book an appointment.

Tuesday, November 12
Reflexology: Morning by appointment in Waterloo. Please call 519-742-4673 to book an appointment.
Women's Support Group: 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. in Cambridge
Cancelled: Yoga for Cancer Recovery: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m in Waterloo
Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Cambridge
ENCORE: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Guelph YMCA
Massage Therapy: Evening by appointment in Waterloo. Please call 519-742-4673 to book an appointment.
Better Sleep: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Rockway Community Centre
Qi Gong: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo
OPACC KW: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13
Massage Therapy: Morning by appointment in Waterloo
Look Good Feel Better: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo
Therapeutic Touch: Evening by appointment
Men's Support Group: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Waterloo

Thursday, November 14
Cancer Care Counsellor: by appointment in Waterloo. Please call 519-742-4673 to book an appointment.
Water Yoga: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. in Kitchener at Forest Heights Pool
Tai Chi: 10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo
Meditation: 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. in Cambridge
Cancer, Thriving and Surviving: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. in St. Jacobs at Woolwich Community HC

Friday, November 15
No programs scheduled.

Saturday November 16
Waterloo Region Myleoma Support Group: 1 - 3:30 p.m. at Kitchener St. James - Rosemount United Church 

Upcoming events

Take Charge Chronic Pain Ayr

Tuesday 9:30AM → 12PM
This 6 week workshop is for people struggling with chronic or persistent pain. It is led by certifi…

Better Sleep Woolwich

Tuesday 10AM → 11AM
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