Donations Gratefully Accepted

Please mail or deliver your donation to HopeSpring at:
Inn of Waterloo, 475 King St N, Tower Suite, Waterloo, ON N2J 5Z2
Through our CanadaHelps,
Or call 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card.


We are now in our new location at the Inn of Waterloo at 475 King St N. The HopeSpring main entrance will be at the back of the Inn, with those who need an accessible entrance free to use the Inn's main doors.

September Fundraising Goal

We're less than $4,000 away our goal for the month. THANK YOU to all of our amazing supporters. One more week to go!
We appreciate all your support. Donations are always gratefully accepted through our CanadaHelps, or calling in 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card or in person.

Can you help?

Thank you to those who were so generous with previous requests. We need:

  • K-cups (popular ones are medium and light roasts, along with vanilla and hazelnut flavours)

If you can help, please feel free to bring it to our front desk volunteer. If you have any questions, please call Linda at 519-742-1544 ext 103

KW & Cambridge Meditation

Learn techniques to exercise control over thoughts & emotions

Wednesday, Sep 27, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Waterloo, Thursday, Sep 28, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Cambridge

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

Laughter Yoga

Laughter is the best medicine

Tuesday, Sep 26, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Waterloo

Laughter Yoga is a practice which combines yoga breathing and laughter exercises. The fun and gentle activity boosts the immune system and stimulates the brain to produce endorphins - feel good hormones. Whether your laughter is real or not, your body will get the benefits of this wonderful program. It's great for all ages and stages of recovery including family and caregivers.

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

Cancer Survivors Take Back Control

New Program for Survivors!

Mondays, Oct 16 to Nov 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo

In this 4-week group series registered dietitian, cancer survivor and author, Jean LaMantia, addresses the nutrition and lifestyle strategies to help cancer patients reduce their risk of recurrence and allow them to feel that they are doing everything they can to be cancer free. The following topics will be discussed:Nutrition and lifestyle tools to reduce recurrence risk; Craving and mindless eating; Foods and nutrients that support the immune system, reduce chronic inflammation, act on cancer cells directly; Implementing exercise for lifelong enjoyment

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

Puddle Jumpers

Fall Session starts this Saturday!

Saturday, Sep 30, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in Waterloo

Puddle Jumpers is a group-based supportive care program lead by Christine, our certified Child Life Specialist, for children aged 5 to 13. Each class has therapeutic lesson goals to help your child(ren) cope with a cancer diagnosis. We talk about really tough stuff and then engage in a fun age appropriate themed activity that helps improve their understanding of cancer and addresses both their informational and emotional support needs. 

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

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

This week at Zehrs Laurentian

Wednesday, Sep 27, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Kitchener

Come join the registered in-store dietitian at the Zehrs Laurentian 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. 

Healing Journey 1: Coping with Cancer Stress

Fall Session starting soon - NEW TIME!

Wednesdays, Oct 18 - Nov 8, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in Waterloo

The Healing Journey is a comprehensive 2-level coping skills program that provides emotional support, coping strategies and opportunities to network with others. Delivered by experienced professionals, the Healing Journey is a wide-ranging program that includes both small-and-large-group formats, opportunities for discussion and cancer and its impact, demonstration and practice of proving coping strategies and discussion of the spiritual dimensions of cancer.
This is a four week program. Commitment to attend all four sessions is required. The Healing Journey One is a good starter program for new members. Let us help you in your healing journey.

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

Look Good Feel Better

For women in their first year of a cancer diagnosis

Wednesday, Oct 11, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo

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

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