Coping Skills & Expressive Arts Programs

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Art Expression


This expressive arts group program provides a community for cancer patients to meet with one another and share in a creative artistic experience. In a safe and confidential setting, members will be instructed in the use of painting and forms of art to create their own pieces. Under the guidance of an Art Therapist, the use of imagery, colours and textures are used to help members identify and explore feelings and gain insights into their experience with cancer. No previous art experience is required.


Location:  Waterloo

Date: Saturday
Sept 7
Oct 5
Nov 2
Dec 7

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Designed for: members
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Coping with Cancer

This one-hour workshop is an introduction to the emotional, physiological, physical and practical issues faced by people diagnosed with cancer. In this workshop you will learn tips, supports and resources available to help you cope.

Location:  GRRCC room J318

Date: Wednesday
Sept 18
Oct 16
Nov 20
Dec 18

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Designed for: Those who have been a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered for this program at this time. Patients who have used GRRCC initially, then continued their care elsewhere are also welcome.

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Financial Cost of Cancer
Come learn what financial options are available to help you! In this workshop you will receive an overview of the income maintenance programs and drug coverage options available to you. Applications for benefits will be available at the workshop.

Location: Grand River Regional Cancer Centre room J318

Date: Wednesday
Sept 4
Oct 2
Nov 6
Dec 4

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Designed for: Only those who have been a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

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Planting For Hope

Location: Waterloo

Date: Saturday
Oct 5 - Planting Daffodils at HopeSpring outdoor space
Oct 26 - Forcing Hyacinths in HopeSpring space. These Hyacinths should bloom in time for Christmas.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Designed for: everyone!

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The Shift: A Journey of Self Discovery

The Shift is a series of workshops designed to help people with cancer, caregivers and survivors embark upon a journey of self discovery. The six sessions are primarily designed to empower those whose lives have been impacted by challenge and change. Each session uses stress relieving tools and techniques that are straightforward and require minimal time commitment.

Location: Waterloo

Date: Thursday Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Designed for: Those with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and supportive friends.

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Funding for Art Expression is graciously provided by:
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