Mission and Vision
Wellspring Calgary is a warm and welcoming community that provides a comprehensive range of support, resources and programs so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives.
No one has to face cancer alone.
We know that a cancer diagnosis can be devastating. It brings countless life-altering moments and events for the people who receive the diagnosis and for those who love them. People with cancer are compelled to find a ‘new normal,’ before, during and after treatment. Priorities shift, relationships change, life is… different.
At Wellspring, people living with cancer tell us what helps them the most is having access to information, receiving support, and learning new ways to cope. They also tell us the cancer journey has two roads: medical and emotional.
We have excellent medical resources to fight cancer, but people who have cancer need so much more than medical care. Individuals and their loved ones often have difficulty finding the emotional, psychological and practical support they so urgently require. The support provided by Wellspring becomes a vital complement to medical treatment.
In Calgary and throughout southern Alberta, only Wellspring devotes itself exclusively to the unique non-medical needs that cancer presents. At Wellspring, people with cancer, their families and friends can exchange information, develop a support system and create a sense of hope, in the warm, caring atmosphere of our centres, and in our welcoming online community.
Wellspring helps to heal the mind, heart and spirit.
Wellspring charges no fees. Our programs and supports are available at two centres in Calgary, as well as online, for those who prefer to connect remotely, and for those who reside outside of Calgary. We welcome anyone living with any type of cancer at any stage. Programs include individual and group classes, coping skills, expressive therapies, energy work, educational workshops, and a discussion series. A lending resource library provides a range of information on the social, emotional and psychological aspects of cancer.
Wellspring Calgary is a registered Canadian Charity (CRN# 809013675 RR0001) and receives no government or agency core funding.