Updated on: Aug 29, 2022

J. Wesley Graham Patient & Family Resource Centre


Resource Centre Qs
Photo of a patient reading in the resource centre.

Welcome to all Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program patients and their families. Please enjoy our small public library right within the hospital’s regional cancer centre. The resource centre has information on a wide number of topics, with information tailored to your care needs.

Where can I find the resource centre?

Physical location:

3rd Floor of Grand River Regional Cancer Centre

When you walk into the main entrance, turn right and walk down the hall. The Resource Centre is on your left hand side as you make your way down the hall.

Online Options:

If you cannot or do not want to visit the resource centre in person you can connect with us online.

You can email the resource centre and one of our team members will get back to you with answers.

You can also call to speak directly with one of our volunteers.


Hours & Contact Information

Hours: Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays).

Phone: 519-749-4300 ext. 5453

Email: jwesleygrahamrc@gmail.com

Please call ahead if you are making a special trip just to visit the resource centre.

Two women looking at books instead the resource centre
Two women looking for books inside the resource centre.

Who can use the resource centre?

  • Any new, current or past patient
  • Friends or family members of patients
  • Care partners (someone who is helping you with your health care)

Anyone can get a Kitchener Public Library card for free when they come to the resource centre.

Local residents with active library cards from Kitchener, Waterloo, Region of Waterloo, and Cambridge are also welcome to use the resource centre.

What can you find in the resource centre?

  • Books (fiction, non-fiction)
  • Cancer related books (community support, nutrition, symptoms, coping, spirituality)
  • Pamphlets
  • Websites
  • A computer
  • Ipads
  • Pathfinders*
  • Free WIFI (internet access)
  • Downloadable books, magazines, music
  • Comfortable seating to relax

*A Pathfinder is a list of information about a cancer topic. The list contains websites, links and other sources of credible information.

Resource Centre Ipads
Resource Centre volunteer, Martha, showing how to get access to an Ipad or take out a book.

Where can I find more books and resources?

Visit Kitchener Public Library's website for more about the resource centre's collections. You can use the KCP website to search for more than just books.

Find more books and resources at Kitchener Public Library

We thank the patient and family advisory council of GRH’s cancer program for their advocacy in support of the resource centre partnership, and generous community donors to Grand River Hospital Foundation (opens in new window) for their financial assistance.