About Wellspring Niagara

Wellspring Niagara is part of a Canada-wide network of charities, offering programs and services, at no charge and without referral, to anyone, with any type of cancer, at any stage in their journey.

Wellspring Niagara is a non-profit organization that provides free supportive care programs to individuals and families affected by cancer in the Niagara region. The organization was established in 2000 and opened on June 6, 2001. Their objective is to help men, women, and children cope with the challenges and emotional distress associated with cancer.

Wellspring Niagara was founded by Niagara resident Aldo Mantini, who lost his life to cancer at the young age of 31. Aldo’s dream was to create a caring community for cancer patients and their caregivers, and Wellspring Niagara was established to fulfill this need. The organization was inspired by the late Anne Armstrong Gibson’s work in Toronto, where she initiated supportive care programs called Wellspring in 1992.

Wellspring Niagara is a registered charity that relies solely on donations from the community it serves. Every dollar donated to Wellspring Niagara supports those impacted by cancer in the Niagara region.

“No one should be alone“ – Aldo Mantini

How wellspring Help

How We Help

Hearing the words “you have cancer” is life changing. Over 600 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. 

Our Approach

Wellspring Niagara provides a community of support for those living with cancer, driven by the needs of our members.

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 to those living with cancer.

Volunteer Supported​

Volunteers are the heartbeat 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 referrals, health care professionals are the #1 way new members hear about us.

Part of Your Community

Wellspring has physical centres throughout Ontario and Alberta, and also provides online programs to anyone across the country.

Funded by Donors

Wellspring charges no fees and receives no core government funding. Programs and operations are made possible only through the generosity of donors and funds raised through donations, sponsorships and special events.

Your donation makes a difference.

Subscribe for E-News Updates

Lorem Ipsum

Lorem ipsum