Community Support Programs
Community supports are available to you around the Waterloo Wellington region. These programs are ran outside of the hospital and the Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program.
Community Support Programs:
- Can be free, while others might have a cost
- Can be online or in person
- Might need you to sign up ahead of time
HopeSpring is a community-based organization committed to empowering those whose lives are impacted by cancer to improve their emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
- Cancer care counselling
- Peer Support Groups
- Gentle Exercise (Qi Gong, Tai Chi)
There are many other programs and services found on their website and updated on their program calendar:
Look Good Feel Better
A charitable program in Canada who's goal is to help people manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer and it's treatment.
They provide free online or in person classes on topics like:
- skincare and cosmetics
- wigs and hair alternatives
- breast forms and garments
Look Good Feel Better also has specific programs for teens and men.
The programs are led by expert volunteers in small group settings.
Canadian Cancer Society Information Specialist
Cancer can be difficult to understand and coping with it can be stressful. It can help to talk to someone you can trust to give you current, reliable information. Our Cancer Information Helpline is a national, toll-free service for people with cancer, their caregivers, their families and their friends, as well as the general public and healthcare professionals. We’ll take all the time you need to answer your questions and give you information about:
- cancer treatment and side effects
- clinical trials
- coping with cancer
- emotional support services
- help in the community
- complementary therapies
Available Monday to Friday
English, French and interpreter services available.
Supports Near You
|Waterloo Wellington Region|
(Cambridge, Guelph, Mt. Forest, Fergus, Palmerston)
|Waterloo Regional Myeloma Support Group||Susan McDowell. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prostate Cancer Support Group of Waterloo Wellington||Website|
|Ostomy Canada - Kitchener Support Group||www.ostomycanada.ca|
Mr. Josh Gohl BScN RN NSWOC WOCC(C)
|Waterloo Wellington Self Management Program||www.wwselfmanagement.ca|
|UW-WELL FIT||Ask your oncologist for a referral|
If you have questions e-mail email@example.com
|Mount Forest||Cancer Patient Services|
A charitable organization in Mt. Forest that offers services (including transportation) to cancer patients.
|Cancer Care Coordinator|
Other Support Options and Programs
|WHO IS THIS MADE FOR?||NAME OF GROUP/PROGRAM||CONTACT INFO|
|Young Adults||Group Loop||www.grouploop.org|
|Adults||Waterloo Wellington Self Management Program|
- Offer online programs and workshops for people living with chronic conditions or disease (like cancer).
|Canadian Cancer Society|
Special Interest Groups
|Cancer and Work||www.cancerandwork.ca|
|The Rethink Network|
For those navigating breast cancer.
|Caregivers||The Ontario Caregiver Organization||https://ontariocaregiver.ca/|