Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House located in central Oakville, is one of ten physical centres and one online centre that provides supportive care programming in communities across Ontario and Alberta. Each Wellspring centre offers similar core programming and services, but also provides programming that is tailored to the unique needs and desires of the community it serves.
Each Wellspring centre is a separate legal entity, responsible for its own funding, however the centres in the Greater Toronto Area (Wellspring Downtown Toronto, Wellspring Westerkirk House, and Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House) and the online centre Well on the Web, are governed by the same Board of Directors .
Wellspring charges no fees, and requires no medical referral. Programs and services are available free of charge, on both a drop-in and registered basis, for anyone living with cancer, at any stage.
Each year, Wellspring centres in the Greater Toronto Area help close to 5,000 people overcome the many challenges that follow a cancer diagnosis. Yet, Wellspring receives no government or hospital funding. It is the generosity of donors and grateful members that enables all Wellspring programs to be provided at no charge. Any support you can provide would be gratefully appreciated.
Wellspring would like to acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory on which we are learning, working and organizing today of the many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Attawandaron, the Ojibway, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We offer our gratitude to the many indigenous communities for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. May we honor those teachings.