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How Wellspring Helps

The Need

Hearing the words “you have cancer” can be debilitating.  Six hundred Canadians 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. 

“The medical community treats the patient. Wellspring treats the person.”

Ian Robinson, Wellspring member

Our Solution

Wellspring is the Canadian 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 network of registered charities, 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. 

Our Impact

Across Canada in 2021, Wellspring served over 10,000 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.  

Alyssa’s Story

Wellspring is where Alyssa, like so many others found the support, compassion and strength needed to move on with their

Centre of Innovation – Our Program Creation, Learnings & Quality Assurance

The 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. 

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“Legacy building helped him understand how he wanted our daughter to remember him.”

– Elise, whose husband, Jay, learned his cancer was terminal and turned to Wellspring for programs like the Oasis Advanced Cancer Support Group for Parents