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 Fundraising * 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 ; Women's Support Groups ~ Cancer ~ Families/Friends of People with Cancer

Agency Overview


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