Program Calendar

Welcome to our new calendar, made possible by the program providers you know and love and by the generosity of Wellwood, HopeSpring, Askennonia Senior Centre, Hearth Place, and Chigamik Community Health Centre. We appreciate them sharing their virtual programs with us.

Members must register for each program at Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre 48 hours before each class.
Please call 705-549-6444; use ext. 201 if prompted to leave a message
or Email Eric at ewalter@gbcancersupportcentre.ca

Additional Cancer Support Groups

In addition to the programs outlined on the calendar, a number of support groups are available through remote/online access, thanks to the kindness of various other organizations across the province. Select any of the groups listed below to be redirected to the host site.

 

For those newly diagnosed, still in or completed treatment. This group offers support and strength in dealing with a colorectal cancer. Educational materials and resources to help you make informed decisions about your treatment will be shared and discussed.

To register, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Facilitator: Ted Trueman

Hosted by: Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

 

A cancer diagnosis affects not just the patient but the immediate and extended family, as well as friends. This support group offers support for the caregiver as they care for their loved ones. Caregivers will develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate their needs to family members and healthcare providers, deal with difficult feelings and make tough caregiver decisions.

Please call Sonja at 905-579-4833 or email sonja@hearthplace.org to find out about and register for this group.

Facilitator: Sonja Shepherd

Hosted by: Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

This support group offers women a safe place to meet with other women to share experiences and coping skills, and to explore the emotional, physical and spiritual impacts of living with a gynecological cancer.

The group meets twice a month:

The second Monday evening of the month from 7:00-8:30pm and the fourth Thursday afternoon of the month from 1:00-3:00pm.

To register, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Facilitators: Pamela West and Susan Viminitz

Hosted by: Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

This on-going enthusiastic support group is for those diagnosed with a blood cancer, being a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease, Leukemia or Multiple Myeloma, and we are committed to:

  • Giving each other support and strength through initial diagnosis and in the event of recurrence
  • Providing educational material and resources to help you understand and make informed decisions about your treatment and wellness after treatment
  • Celebrating cancer survival

To register, please call 905 579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org or sonja@hearthplace.org.

Facilitators: Sonja Shepherd and Pamela West

Hosted by: Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

This weekly support group provides patients with metastatic cancer the opportunity to meet with other metastatic cancer patients. In a supportive and non-threatening setting, meetings focus on discussion and sharing of feelings and concerns regarding unique issues that can be triggered by this diagnosis. Through participation in this program patients may find comfort and reassurance and improve their ability to cope with the roller-coaster of emotions and re-entry into the medical system.  Registration is required.

To register, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Facilitators: Barb Franks-McNaughton and Sonja Shepherd

Hosted by: Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

Women can share their concerns about the impact of living with Ovarian Cancer. This support group is professionally facilitated and offers education, information on resources, and caring support whether you are newly diagnosed or for women who are facing recurrence.

Register via HopeSpring at the link below

Hosted by: HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre is to provide emotional, physical, social, spiritual support, education and information as  complement to the medical system for people affected by cancer.

OUR VISION

 The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre strives to be recognized as a source of support, education and motivation for people living with cancer. their families and caregivers. Our vision is to be recognized throughout North Simcoe and the surrounding communities as a place of hope, comfort, strength and courage