Programs & Services
Cancer Rehab and Exercise (CaRE) Program
The Cancer Rehab and Exercise (CaRE) Program is an 8-week program that can be done at ELLICSR (a health and wellness space in Toronto General Hospital) or in your own home.
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It is a 12-week supervised and specialized exercise and education program for people with cancer at any stage of their treatment. Individuals can self-refer or obtain a referral from a physician or health professional. CanWell is offered through a partnership between the YMCA, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University. Once enrolled into the program, participants will have access to a Physiotherapist, Kinesiologist and Advanced Practice Nurse throughout their time in the program.
Locations include: Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford.
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Wellspring's 12-Week Online Group Exercise Program
This exercise program is available to cancer patients at all stages of treatment. Under the supervision of experienced cancer exercise leaders, participants will join other cancer patients in a group-based program. They will join the sessions from the comfort of their home via video-conferencing. Participants will be matched to the class (Low Intensity or Moderate Intensity) that most closely meets their current health situation and exercise level.
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Gilda's Club Yoga
Yoga at Gilda’s includes gentile flow linking conscious breath with movement, restorative poses and guided meditation.
See the Gilda's Club calendar of events for yoga class schedules »
Yoga is one of the most popular programs offered at Wellspring that participants to gain greater control over their physical and emotional well-being through breathing, stretching, body poses, and meditation techniques. Currently, yoga sessions are led remotely over Zoom.
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ActiveMatch is a free online service that helps women who have been diagnosed with cancer find their perfect exercise partner or a small group to exercise with. To do this, you can create a profile and set criteria that outlines what you are looking for in a match. Research involved in the development of ActiveMatch was done through the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto.
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On the Tip of the Toes Foundation / Sur la pointes des pieds
On the Tip of the Toes provides therapeutic adventure expeditions for young people ages 14 to 18 and those ages 19 to 29 (occasionally those in their early 30s may be accepted) to help regain their well-being. Each expedition will accept between 10 to 15 young people who are living with cancer and will be accompanied by a medical team consisting of a physician, nurse and social worker. Those currently in treatment or living with limitations can partake in our Getaway Expeditions while those in remission can participate in our Great Expeditions. These expeditions are free for participants. We provide transportation from home to the expedition (throughout Canada).
Eligibility: 14 to 29 years old, those in treatment or in remission and includes those living with limitations
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Healing in Nature: Bereavement Network
Healing in Nature: Bereavement Network (HNBN) is a non-for-profit that provides grief support using nature as a catalyst.
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Exercise for Health - An Exercise Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors
Exercise guidebook designed for women with breast cancer who have completed treatment and are otherwise healthy as verified by their doctor.
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