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Well on the Web is an extension of the programs available in the Wellspring Centres across the country, enabling those who live far from a physical centres, or those not well enough to leave their homes, with access to Wellspring’s special brand of care and support.

Children’s and Parents’ Program

Please Note: During this temporary suspension of in-centre programming, all Children’s and Parents’ Programs have been suspended.


Wellspring offers a Children’s and Parents’ Program that brings parents and their children together for family time, networking, a conversation about having cancer in the family, and tools to help them cope and express how they are feeling.  This program is for families in which the parent has been diagnosed with cancer.

Children learn that they are not alone and will be guided by two professional leaders through various topics using age-appropriate communication and therapeutic play activities. While children are together, parents meet separately to address the same topics so that they can continue the conversation and support their children at home.

Please note, children participating in this program must be between the ages of 5 and 12. For children under the age of 5, child minding services are available at the centre at no cost while the parents are participating in the program.

web-icon-email-50x50Please contact the centre to book a time for childminding.


When A Parent Has Cancer

Also available is an online guide that will help parents learn best practices for communicating with and supporting children.

web-icon-pdf-50x50Please click here to download a copy of When a Parent Has Cancer



Registration or appointment required

Registration or Appointment Required: This program requires a commitment to attend all sessions.

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