Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House - Cancer Support Centre

Site: Halton-Peel

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-257-1988
Toll Free Phone 1-877-499-9904
Fax 905-257-6109
E-Mail haltonpeel@wellspring.ca
Website www.wellspring.ca
Primary Contact Susy Borges Santos, Centre Manager; Email: susy@wellspring.ca
Alternate Contact Lauren Bryson, Program Coordinator; Email: lauren@wellspring.ca
Site Information
Site Location Oakville
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2545 Sixth Line
Oakville, ON L6H 7V9
Intersection Sixth Line and Dundas St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Former Name Wellspring Cancer Support Centre
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A registered, charitable support centre for cancer patients and their families
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Funding Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Offers more than 40 different programs and services designed to meet specific needs of cancer patients and their families * some programs are available for both patients and caregivers, for patients only, and for caregivers only * registration or appointment required for some programs * drop-in programs also available * lending library and resource centre * childminding service available during program sessions * transportation service is provided free of charge to members by volunteer drivers

The right program at the right time include: 
  • meditation
  • yoga
  • Qi Gong (to reduce stress and improve ability to cope)
  • art therapy
  • music therapy
  • drumming
  • healing journey (levels 1-5)
  • Writing for the Health of It
  • relaxation and visualization
  • Reiki and therapeutic touch
  • brain fog, also known as "chemo-brain"
  • nourish and cooking series
  • cancer exercise
  • Returning to Work
  • Money Matters
  • men's group
  • peer support and counseling
  • professional speaker series

Support groups include:
  • breast, lymphoma, myeloma, and metastatic cancer support groups
  • family programming * parents' support group * children's support group
  • bereavement support group
  • pediatric oncology networking & education (PONE)

Look Good, Feel Better sessions held last Monday of every month, 7 pm-9 pm, registration required
Hours Mon-Fri 10am-4pm * Sat 9 am-12 noon
Dates Closed on Saturdays in July
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Halton Region and Mississauga
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Bereavement Support Groups ; Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ; Men's Support Groups ~ Cancer ~ Families/Friends of People with Cancer ; Women's Support Groups ~ Cancer ~ Families/Friends of People with Cancer

Agency Overview

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