Community Partner Programs

HopeSpring is proud to partner and support a variety of community organizations. All of these programs are community run programs. If you have questions, please contact these organizations directly.

Coping Programs

Better Sleep
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Presented by Waterloo-Wellington Self Management Program

Do you....
Have difficulty falling asleep?
Have a hard time falling back to sleep?
Wake up early and can’t fall back to sleep?

If this sounds like you, consider attending our Better Sleep workshop designed to promote better and a more restful sleep. During this free, 5-week group session you will learn strategies to help relax your mind and body, to decrease insomnia, and to fall asleep or back to sleep easily.

Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday – April 22, 29

Stanley Park Community Centre | 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday – April 9, 16, 23, 30

Rockway Centre | 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday – January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20

To register for this program, please visit Better Sleep (external link).


Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving (CTS) Program is a 6-week workshop developed to help individuals who are cancer survivors to better manage their health and daily lives. This program includes highly interactive sessions focusing on building skills, where mutual support and success build confidence to manage your health, and maintain an active and fulfilling life.

Two Rivers Family Health Team in Cambridge | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday – Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4

Woolwich Community HC in St. Jacobs | 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday - April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

To register for this program, please visit Cancer: Thriving and Surviving (external link).


Look Good Feel Better
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Presented by the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation
Look Good Feel better 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. Participants are given a complimentary kit of cosmetics and personal care products for use at home.


Waterloo | Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Jan 8 | Feb 12 | March 11 | April 8


To register for this program please visit https://lgfb.ca/en and select the HopeSpring or GRRCC location.


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UW WELL-FIT is a portfolio of evidence based exercise programs for individuals who are currently or have previously undergone treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, surgery) for various types of cancers. The UW WELL-FIT portfolio is comprised of three different programs:
•START-FIT
•STAY-FIT
•LIVING-FIT

Please email fitness@uwaterloo.ca for more information about UW WELL-FIT including how to join and the schedule of programs.


Support Programs:
OPACC Cambridge
This group is facilitated by Directors of the Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC). Come join Karen to share experiences and concerns on how the diagnosis of your child has impacted your family. Parents meet every fourth Thursday of the month. No registration is required. Drop-ins are welcome!

Riverbend Place in Cambridge on Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.                          

 Jan 30, Feb 27, March 26, April 30


OPACC Kitchener-Waterloo
This group is facilitated by Directors of the Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC). Come join Helen and Lisa to share experiences and concerns on how the diagnosis of your child has impacted your family. Parents meet every second Tuesday of the month. No registration is required. Just drop in!


HopeSpring in Waterloo on Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Jan 14 ,Feb 11, March 10, April 14


PCCN Waterloo-Wellington Prostate Support Group
PCCN WW logoThe PCCN provides both patients and their partners or other caregivers with an opportunity to meet to talk about the impact of the diagnosis. This group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Rockway Community Centre. Registration not required. All are welcome!

Rockway Community Centre in Kitchener on Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Jan 28 | Feb 25 | March 24 | April 28


To register, please call HopeSpring at 519-742-4673 or complete the PCCN Waterloo-Wellingto Speaker Event form.

Waterloo Region Myeloma Support Group
WR Myeloma support groupThe WRMSG welcomes newly diagnosed patients and those already living with myeloma, including family and friends. Our patient-led group offers mutual support, encouragement, and education, sharing information and experiences about how to cope with the disease and the various treatments, enabling stronger and better lives.

St James-Rosemount United Church in Kitchener on Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Jan 18 | Feb 8 | March 14


To register for this program, please contact waterlooregionsupport@myeloma.ca.

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