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Member Program Offerings

Experience the benefits of Wellspring

Wellspring Calgary offers a full range of programs and services, both online and in person. Programs are available free of charge and without referral to anyone living with cancer – for those diagnosed, caregivers and kids. 

Click on the programs below for a description. To see what programs are currently available, visit our registration area for members or for the public (right-hand green links).

Explore Our Programs & Services

Adventures in Art

Adventures in Art: Zoom Buddies is all about setting aside special time just for you, and if you like, your school-aged children.

Art Mix

Art Mix features a number of different ways for you to get involved and express yourself. Whether through mixed media, watercolour, drawing, or simple pleasures, self expression provides tangible benefits.

Bird Strolls

Bird Strolls is an opportunity to learn about local birds and to meet others who share a common interest in birds.

Brain Fog

Brain Fog is an eight-week cognitive enhancement program designed to address cognitive changes associated with various cancer treatments. The program, developed by Heather Palmer (PhD Neuropsychology), provides education, enlightenment and practical strategies for dealing with the challenging aspects of post cancer brain change.

Caregiver Support: Finding Sanctuary

Finding Sanctuary offers a safe space for caregivers to gather and share the highs and lows of the caregiving experience. With skilled guidance, individuals are encouraged to develop strategies for staying balanced and meeting their own needs as well as those they are caring for.

Children’s and Parents’ Program

Wellspring Calgary offers a Children’s and Parents’ Program that brings parents and their children together for networking, conversations about having cancer in the family, and for tools to help cope with and express feelings.

COMPASS for the Caregiver

COMPASS for Caregivers is a multi-session supportive workshop designed by Caregivers Alberta, to help caregivers balance their own wellness with the needs and demands of caring for a loved one.

Creative Journaling

In Creative Journaling, participants use words, visualizations, and a variety of mixed media techniques to unearth, explore and document their thoughts and emotions. In addition to profound growth gained from processing and understanding their experiences, this program unites participants in hope, support and camaraderie as they journey toward wellness.

Energy: Reiki, Healing Touch, and Therapeutic Touch

Wellspring Calgary members are offered the opportunity to sample three energy-based modalities, including Healing Touch, Reiki and Therapeutic Touch, performed in a safe space with vetted volunteers who are certified energy practitioners.

Exercise and Educate

Specifically tailored for cancer survivors and significant caregivers, the program promotes self empowerment and is based on extensive evidence supporting the vital role of physical activity in the healing process.

Food and Nutrition

This program, taught by a registered dietitian, offers a wide range of information and advice about food and eating, with an emphasis on providing essential tools to optimize health and promote longevity

For Caregivers Only

For Caregiver’s Only is a half day workshop designed to offer support, information and respite for those in a caregiving role. Participants enjoy the opportunity to connect with others who are in a care partner role, while gaining relevant information and learning about a variety of resources they may find helpful.