The Shift Returns January 23rd!

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The Shift is a six week series of workshops designed to help people with cancer, caregivers and survivors embark upon a journey of self discovery. It returns on January 23rd! Click below to register!


Thank You Doreen


Thank You Doreen

Here at HopeSpring, we are very sad that the wonderful Doreen Ross has passed away. Doreen loved to knit and crochet and was a member of the “KnitWits”. Doreen arranged for the KnitWits, a group of women who love to knit and crochet together, to create lapghans and prayer shawls for new HopeSpring members. They also knit the HopeSpring teddies that we sell for 5 dollars each. They are a very popular fundraiser, especially around Christmas. We will miss Doreen’s cheerful visits with her bags of teddies and lapghans.

Lymphoma Canada Peer Support Meeting February 5th


Peer Support Group Meeting February 5th

On February 5, with the guidance of Robin McQuilan, using the strategies of the Virtual Project, you will learn to recognize teachable moments in your life and set boundaries for your time and energy to ensure that you are living a life of fulfillment.

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Where: The Village of Winston Park
695 Block Line Road
Kitchener, Ontario
 *Enter off Tyllsley Drive, use Door #4

Registration is required.

Register online or by phone.
Online: www.lymphoma.ca/SWOnatio
Phone: 1.866.659.5556

Youth Counselling


Youth Counselling is Here

Do you know a person in between the ages of 14 - 25 who has cancer, in recovery, or has a loved with cancer? We are now offering counselling exclusively for youth. Sessions are held bi-weekly on Fridays. Appointments start at 10:00 a.m. To book an appointment please call HopeSpring at 519-742-4673, or by email conceige@hopespring.ca

Faith's Story

In this video Faith explains how HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre helped her though her cancer journey.

PCCN Waterloo-Wellington Meeting January 28th at Rockway Community Centre


Prostate Cancer Canada Network Waterloo - Wellington monthly meeting is on January 28th at the Rockway Community Centre in Kitchener at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. All are welcome, and no registration is required.

Big Cancer Hook-up is January 25th

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Young Adult Cancer Canada Big Cancer Hook-up is January 25th! The event will be held at the Inn of Waterloo, and there will be pizza, soda, chips, coffee, and tea on hand. Be sure to register at youngadultcancer.ca/bigcancerhookup. For any questions email us at concierge@hopespring.ca or connect@youngadultcancer.ca. 

Better Sleep Returns!

Better Sleep HopeSpring Nov 2019

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:

Two Rivers Family Health Team in Cambridge on January 29 - March 4 from 1:00 - 3:30 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

Bereaved Families of Ontario Midwestern Region presents Living with Loss

Living with Loss is an open, drop-in support group for adults (18+) grieving the death of a loved one. It's free to attend and no registration is required. 

Groups takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month in Kitchener at Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre and Cambridge at Lang's. 

For more information, call 519-603-0196 or visit at bfomidwest.org

Community Conversations

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre Seeking Community Feedback

We will have a volunteer nurse starting in January who wants to know if you have symptoms you want information about.

You can have your say by completing this survey:


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

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This Week at HopeSpring

Monday, January 20
Cancer Care Counsellor: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. by appointment in Waterloo. Please call 519-742-4673 to book an appointment.
Reiki: Morning by appointment in Waterloo. Please call 519-742-4673 to book an appointment.
Therapeutic Touch: By appointment in Waterloo. Please call 519-742-4673 to book an appointment.

Tuesday, January 21
Women's Support Group: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Cambridge
Gentle Yoga: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Cambridge
Look Good Feel Better: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Kitchener at GRRCC
Reiki: By appointment in Waterloo
Yoga for Cancer Recovery: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo
Qi Gong: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo

Wednesday, January 22
Financial Cost of Cancer Workshop: 11:00 - 12:00 at Kitchener GRRCC
Reflexology: By appointment in Waterloo
Massage Therapy: By appointment in Waterloo
Look Good Feel Better: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo
Men's Support Group: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Waterloo
Meditation: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Waterloo

Thursday, January 23
Water Yoga: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. in Kitchener Forest Heights Pool
Cancer Care Counsellor: By appointment in Waterloo
Tai Chi: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo
Reiki: By appointment in Waterloo
The Shift: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo

Friday, January 24
Cancer Care Counsellor (Youth Only): 9:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Waterloo
Therapeutic Touch: By appointment in Waterloo

Saturday, January 25
Puddle Jumpers: 9:00 - 10:30 in Waterloo
Reiki: By appointment in Waterloo

Upcoming events

Better Sleep Woolwich

Tuesday 10AM → 11AM

PCCN W-W Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting

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