Online Programs

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.

Pancreatic Cancer Information Webinars

These webinars from Wellspring’s Pancreatic Cancer Information series, in partnership with Pancreatic Cancer Canada, cover topics related to the biology of pancreatic cancer and how it can help guide patients and caregivers through the pancreatic cancer journey.  

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Genetic Counsellor Spring Holter covers topics regarding genetic testing for individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones including: the genes associated with pancreatic cancer development, how genetic testing works, eligibility, screening, and the referral process.
Grief occurs following the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis, and often results in a wide range of thoughts and feelings. Acknowledging the universal, yet unique, experiences of grief can be helpful when facing pancreatic cancer. If you have recently been diagnosed, or are a caregiver to someone diagnosed, this session may be for you.
Wellspring program leader and palliative care nurse Cathy Kiteley, RN, MScN, presents coping strategies for the emotions and challenges of the pancreatic cancer experience that she has gathered from patients over the years, while pancreatic cancer patient Joel Weiss and his wife Deborah offer takeaways from their experience. 
Dr. Claire Edmonds, PhD, RP, leads this session as part of Wellspring and Pancreatic Cancer Canada’s informational series. With anecdotes from caregiver Deborah Weiss and her husband Joel, Edmonds reflects on the challenges of pancreatic cancer caregiving and how being “good enough” can be all a caregiver needs to do. 
In the first video in the Nutrition and Pancreatic Cancer series presented in partnership with Pancreatic Cancer Canada, clinical dietician Rachel Reed, RD, from the Odette Cancer Centre breaks down the function of the pancreas and pancreatic enzymes and the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. 
Part two of the Nutrition and Pancreatic Cancer series explains the role of the pancreas and the insulin it creates, the connection between pancreatic cancer and diabetes, and the role diet can play in dealing with both diabetes and pancreatic cancer.
The third video in the Nutrition and Pancreatic Cancer series covers the types of surgery used on pancreatic cancer patients, the importance of nutrition before and after surgery, and a number of tips for maintaining nutrition.
The last video in the Nutrition and Pancreatic Cancer series features insight for managing the symptoms of pancreatic cancer through nutrition.