About Wellspring

Wellspring is a Canada-wide network of charities, offering programs and services, at no charge and without referral, to anyone, with any type of cancer, at any stage in their journey.

Founded in 1992, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation began its operations in Toronto. Inspired by Wellspring’s mission, multiple Wellspring affiliate organizations were established in other areas of the country.

Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation oversees the Wellspring intellectual property and operations in the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto and Oakville). 

Each Wellspring affiliate organization is a registered charity with its own Board of Directors. Visit each organization’s website to learn more.

How wellspring Help

How We Help

Hearing the words “you have cancer” is life changing. Over 650 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every day, and 80% have significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges that go well beyond the important medical treatments they receive in hospital.  That’s where Wellspring fits in. 

Our Approach

Wellspring provides a community of support for those living with cancer and their loved ones, driven by our members’ needs.

50+ Evidence-Informed Programs

Wellspring offers more than 50 diverse and evidence-informed programs and services, delivered by paid professionals. Programs fall within six pillars and are available 5-6 days per week.

Volunteer Supported​

Volunteers are the heart of Wellspring. We have hundreds of volunteers that support all areas of the organization, providing:

  • Operational support
  • Peer support
  • Program support
  • Support with fundraising events
  • Governance through our Board and Committees
  • Support as ambassadors
  • Their professional expertise in service of our mission

Free and Without Referral

We are 100% donor funded
Wellspring seeks to breakdown potential barriers by ensuring all of our programs and services are available free of charge and without referral.
While we don’t require referrals, health care professionals are the number one way new members hear about us.

Part of Your Community

Wellspring has physical centres throughout Ontario and Alberta, and provides online programs to anyone across the country.

Funded by Donors

Wellspring charges no fees for members and receives no core government or hospital funding. Programs and operations are made possible only through the generosity of donors and funds raised through donations, sponsorships and special events.

Your donation makes a difference.

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