This is a list of independently managed cancer support groups that meet regularly at Wellspring Calgary’s Carma House (1404 Home Rd NW). *For current meeting times and dates please check our current program guide.
Current support groups:
University of Calgary – Yoga Thrive (12-weeks)
Research-based therapeutic yoga for those diagnosed with cancer, on or off treatment, experiencing stiffness, pain, stress, fatigue or other side-effects. Classes designed to meet your (and your support person’s) needs. Visit: www.ucalgary.ca/healthandwellnesslab/yty-manual or call Active Living: 403-220-7749.
Cancer Chic: Karla L, Christine F and Thrive Lab
Hands-on workshops for young women living with cancer. Discuss chemical-free beauty products and tips on hair loss, fitness and survivorship. To register email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look Good Feel Better
Manage appearance-related cancer side-effects in a friendly environment. Tips on skincare, makeup, wigs and hair alternatives. Complimentary cosmetic kit. Caregivers welcome for tea and a tour. To register go on line at www.lgfb.ca or call 1-800-914-5665 for assistance if you don’t have a computer.
Care for the Caregiver: Alberta Health Services
Colleen Cuthbert, Nurse/PhD candidate offers information about caregiver experience, roles, self-care strategies/ resources. Content repeated monthly.
Women’s Interest Group (No registration required)
Conversation, camaraderie, connectedness, humour, comfort and support in a welcoming space.
Contact Becky: email@example.com
Bladder Cancer Support Group
Blood Cancer Support Group
Info: Kate 403-263-5300 / Kate.Marchessault@lls.org
Brain Tumor Support Group
Info: Crystal 403-944-3439 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Cervical Cancer Support Group
Email Becky: email@example.com
Colorectal Cancer Support Group
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: AHS
Email Dr. Pelletier: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Monday of month from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Ostomy Support Group
Info: Patricia Cimmeck at 403-273-8946
SAMPS: Southern AB Multiple Myeloma Support
Info: Norma 587-998-7267 / email@example.com
Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) / Localife
Localife offers fun, casual, peer-led social events for young adults living with and beyond cancer. Connect with a community of people who get it! To participate you must have been diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39 and you must currently be 18 to 39 years old. You may also bring one supporter (aged 18-39). Info: Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.youngadultcancer.ca