How We Help

How We Help

The Support We All Need

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

The Need

Hearing the words “you have cancer” is life changing. Over 60 Albertans 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. 

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Our Solution

Wellspring is a leader in cancer support programming, devoting itself exclusively to the unique non-medical impacts of having cancer. At Wellspring, people living with cancer, their families and friends can exchange information, develop a support system and create a sense of hope in a warm, caring community. A registered charity, Wellspring offers programs and services that meet the emotional, social, physical and practical needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them. All Wellspring’s evidence-informed programs and services are free-of-charge and available without referral. 

Featured Programs

Children’s and Parents’ Program

Self-Development & Educational

Children’s and Parents’ Programs

Families where an adult member is living with cancer. Parents and/or significant caregivers are invited to attend with children.
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COMPASS for the Caregiver

Self-Development & Educational

COMPASS for the Caregiver

Wellspring members who are in an active caregiving role.
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Food and Nutrition

Self-Development & Educational

Food and Nutrition

All members including people living with cancer, family members and significant caregivers.
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Our Impact

Across Alberta in 2023, Wellspring served over 2,300 individuals with members noting improvement to their health, wellbeing and overall quality of life. 

At Wellspring, our members sometimes share a bit about their cancer experience and how Wellspring impacts their lives.  

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Wellspring Alberta in Numbers

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Community Stories

Hear from individuals who have been positively impacted by Wellspring.

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Our Learnings

The BMO Centre of Innovation is Wellspring’s way of realizing its commitment to those who seek support. It is an investment in research and development to create programs based on current knowledge, with defined goals, expert leadership and high quality outcomes. 

Donate to Wellspring

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

Your donation makes a difference.

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