Healthcare & Community Partners

Healthcare and Community Partners

Your Trusted Partner

Health professionals and community partners play an essential role in cancer support through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. At Wellspring, we aim to provide community-based emotional, physical and practical supports, at no charge, for people impacted by cancer. 

Together we can enhance the standard of care for people impacted by cancer.

Some ways we engage with our health network:

Speaking opportunities

Our Be Well Talks and other speaker series feature highly respected Oncologists, Researchers and leaders in the cancer and health industry. These sessions also serve as professional development opportunities.

Formal partnerships

Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation has a number of formal partnerships with national cancer and health organizations. And our affiliate organizations work closely with their corresponding regional and provincial health serving organizations.

Member of advisory boards and associations

A trusted partner in the cancer care world, Wellspring is a member of key advisory boards and associations, including the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, the Cancer Stakeholder Alliance, Cancer Care Ontario, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and the Canadian Cancer Survivorship Research Consortium.

Health expert involvement

Health experts contribute to our Board and Program Committees.

National conferences

Wellspring has made several educational presentations at national conferences at the invitation of national associations.

Source for referrals

Physicians, Oncologists and Nurses frequently refer patients and caregivers to Wellspring as a community resource during and/or post-treatment.

Recognized model

Wellspring’s model has been recognized by Health Canada as an outstanding example of organizational excellence in community-based health care.

How can you get involved?

Refer patients and supporters

Refer your patients and their families to our online membership form or ask them to give us a call.

Share our resources

See below for the latest Wellspring brochures, posters and resources.

Request a presentation about Wellspring

Want your team to learn more? Request an in-service presentation to learn more about Wellspring, our services and opportunities to do more together.

Sign up for programs

Want to see our programs in action? Participate in our public programs that are open to all.

Provide a presentation

Collaborate on a Be Well Talk or provide input into other program development.

For a fee

We can provide Money Matters training programs for social workers. Volunteer support training is also available for hospitals who wish to run their own peer support programs.

For further information, please email outreach@wellspring.ca

Sign up for relevant updates and public programs

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 6 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 & 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 medical referrals, the number one way new members hear about us is through health care professionals.

Member Stories

Hear from those who have used Wellspring’s programs and services.

Here are tools that you can share with your patients and community.

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Social Media

Spread the word by using this image and description on your social media channel(s) or resources:

Wellspring Cancer Support helps people living with cancer elevate their quality of life
and improve their health outcomes. Wellspring provides a range of programs that provide connection and belonging, ease physical pain and emotional distress, build strength and mobility, and reduce fatigue. Specialized financial, workplace, counselling and other cancer-related supports are also available. Wellspring programs are available across Canada online, and through centres in Ontario and Alberta. Learn more at wellspring.ca

Slides for outside use
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Displays / Slide shows

Have a display in your office? Download or link to the above the materials to help your community learn more about Wellspring.

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