Our Impact

Our Impact

Measuring our impact

Our mission is to help people living with cancer improve their quality of life and health outcomes through a comprehensive range of programs, provided in a warm and welcoming manner. We cannot do this alone. We need your help. 

People living with cancer who were supported by Wellspring in 2022
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Annual Individuals Served

* includes both program participants and new members

Annual Program Visits

Organization
22-23 # Individuals Served
21-22 # Individuals Served
Wellspring Alberta
2,357
2,253
Wellspring Chinguacousy
327
328
Wellspring London
623
421
Wellspring Niagara
474
531
Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation
7,567*
7,078*
Wellspring Network (total)
11,348
11,386
Organization
22-23 # Individuals Served
21-22 # Individuals Served
Wellspring Alberta
31,373
37,663
Wellspring Chinguacousy
4,183
5,012
Wellspring London
5,536
5,026
Wellspring Niagara
4,642
6,737
Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation
48,942
56,385
Wellspring Network (total)
94,678
110,823

Why donate to Wellspring?

Wellspring does not receive government funding. Instead, we rely on the generosity of people like you to help people live better with cancer.

Across Canada, Wellspring reached 11,348 individuals this past year and seeks to reach significantly more people next year with your help. Wellspring receives no core government funding. The generosity of donors, sponsors, members, volunteers, and community partners, enables all Wellspring programs to be provided at no charge.

Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation

Programs Funded by Type (2021-2022)

Overall Experience and Wellspring

According to our 2023 Mission Survey, Wellspring respondents agree that:

They are treated with compassion and respect
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Knowledgeable and helpful staff and program facilitators
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Wellspring is warm and welcoming
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Wellspring is a safe and confidential place
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The Impact

According to our 2023 Mission Survey, Wellspring respondents said:

*No response/not applicable are not included in the calculation.
Wellspring helps me feel less isolated
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Can express needs and feelings better
0 %
Can manage stressful situations better
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Quality of life has improved with Wellspring
0 %
Wellspring increases my emotional wellbeing
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Wellspring increases my physical wellbeing
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Wellspring increases my financial wellbeing
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Latest News & Stories

I’m so incredibly grateful for how things have turned out for me, and for all the support I’ve received from Wellspring. Helping others through such a challenging time is how I show my gratitude.

John Nyholt
Wellspring Volunteer
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These programs were like a lifeline for me. Through the Oasis support group, I learnt that I’m not alone and I got some ‘normalcy’ back into my life. When I started Cancer Exercise, I was hunched over and walking with a cane. About a month into the program, I let go of my cane, which was a huge achievement. It’s now almost a year I can actually walk standing up straight and I have less pain.

Rupinder Sian
Wellspring Member
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Losing my husband to cancer was devastating for me and for our daughter. Being diagnosed with that same, rare form of cancer years later felt catastrophic. Wellspring pulled us through some of the darkest moments when my husband died, and it is getting us through this time too.

Lynn Kinsman
Wellspring Member
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When I was first diagnosed, I thought I’ll just deal with this cancer and then when things get back to normal, I’ll go back to work. I had no idea how hard it would hit me when that didn’t happen – when there was no normal to return to. Wellspring helped me turn my life around. Right away I got the sense that I’m not alone. After cancer, your life is changed forever, but now I was around others who knew what it felt like and that helped.

Andrew Del Frari
Wellspring Member
Andrew Del Frari AB (2)

Even in the worst journey in your life you have to find the best part, and for me the best part of having cancer is Wellspring. There are many aspects – not just one … At Wellspring you don’t feel alone, you feel connected to others. There are many people going through cancer, for some it is much harder or worse, but you learn from everyone, how they cope – what they do. The other thing about Wellspring is, it gives you purpose.

 

Sarbjit Jawandha
Wellspring Member
Sarbjit Jawandha AB (2)

When I first walked through the doors and got that beautiful welcome, for me it felt like a warm blanket. From that moment on, it was nothing short of wonderful. Every program I took, every instructor, was exceptional. I don’t know how they do it, but Wellspring facilitators are the crème de la crème. I received so many benefits from Wellspring, now I wanted to volunteer and help others who could use what Wellspring has to offer.

Ann Dowling
Wellspring Member & Volunteer
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