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
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.

Rockway Community Centre in Kitchener | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19

Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday - Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

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.

Cambridge Two Rivers Family Health Team in Cambridge | 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Friday - Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, 15, 22

Woolwich Community HC in St. Jacobs | 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 5

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

Look Good Feel Better
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.

Kitchener at GRRCC in room J318 on Tuesday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Oct 15 | Nov 19 | Dec 10

HopeSpring in Waterloo on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Oct 9 | Nov 13 | Dec 4

To register for this program please visit and select the HopeSpring or GRRCC location.

Gentle Exercise Programs:

Presented by YMCA Guelph
ENCORE is a free exercise and educational program designed specifically for women who have had Breast Cancer at any time in their lives. In this supportive environment, women learn skills for life with and beyond cancer. They participate in floor and pool exercises and share their experiences with other women who truly understand.

ENCORE is an eight-week program. Each night we have a speaker and then participate in exercises designed specifically for women with breast cancer.

Guelph YMCA on Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12

This program is designed for women who have or currently have breast cancer. To register, please visit (external link)

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:

Please email 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.
Nov 28

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.
Oct 8 | Nov 12 | Dec 10

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.
Sept 24 | Nov 26

Guest Speaker Event: October 22 at Grand River Recreation Centre (Lyle Hallman Pool)

PCCN WW Oct 22 2019 Dr. Bobby Shayegan.jpeg

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.
Oct 5 | Nov 16 | Dec 14

To register for this program, please contact

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