An introduction for new cancer patients in Waterloo-Wellington

What is cancer? Cancer 101

Learn about basic cancer information, as well as the answers to many common questions about cancer.

Patient orientation and wellness workshops

We offer  several workshops that address some of the quality of life issues for those living with or affected by cancer. The workshops talk to the emotional, psychological, physical, and practical concerns of the cancer experience. They are free and open to cancer patients and support persons, and are facilitated by supportive care staff and volunteer

Our workshops include:

  • Patient orientation                                   
  • Healthy eating:
    • #1 Maintaining weight for wellness - ON HOLD
    • #2 Current trends in nutrition
    • #3 Breast cancer & nutrition “what you should know”
  • Coping with cancer
  • The financial cost of cancer: exploring possibilities

Click here to learn more about our wellness workshops and when they take place.

Register now!

If you would like to attend a patient orientation session or wellness workshop, we ask that you sign up in advance. You may register by:

In person: at the cancer centre main registration desk
Phone: 519-749-4370 ext. 5711

*Note: Please be advised the above email address is only used for the purpose of registering for wellness workshops. If you would like to make an appointment change, please call the cancer centre directly at 519-749-4380.

Looking for more education and cancer support opportunities?

The HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre, located five minutes from the cancer centre, also offers a variety of programs and services to people in our community affected by cancer. These programs are free to those impacted by cancer and their caregivers and do not require a referral.

For more information visit the Hope Spring website (opens in new window).