How to reach us
Phone: 514 340-8255
Fax: 514 340-8605
Where to find us
3755 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Rd.
Pavilion E, Room E-730.1
Since 1981, Hope & Cope has responded to the psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their caregivers and has been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence and innovation in cancer care.
Hope & Cope is recognized as an important adjunct to the JGH Oncology Department, which is renowned for excellence in patient care, teaching and research. It offers comprehensive and innovative programs that meet a variety of needs. All services are free of charge and include:
- One-to-one peer counselling
- Self-help groups: up to ten different groups at any given time
- Hospital visiting
- Strong and visible presence in the Oncology Clinic and the Radiotherapy Department
- A comprehensive palliative care and bereavement program
- A fully stocked library and resource centre
- Public education and awareness programs
- Look Good, Feel Better
- Physical activities, including fitness, yoga, qi gong, tai chi, walking group and more...
- Think Smart, Live Well: workshops that teach coping skills
- Nutrition: cooking classes, lectures, weight loss after treatment
- Creative classes such as Open Art, journalling, beading,Voices of Hope Choir
Since 1991, a high level of psychosocial research has been published by Hope & Cope researchers in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. Dr. Tanya Fitzpatrick directs our multidisciplinary research team consisting of part-time staff, volunteers and consultants. Their studies focus on the quality and effects of our programs, services and interactions designed to meet the psychological, social and informational needs of cancer survivors and their families.
In October 2008, Hope & Cope proudly announced the establishment of the Christine and Herschel Victor Hope & Cope Chair in Psychosocial Oncology. A search committee has been established to recruit an exceptional researcher who will contribute to the growing body of knowledge in the field of cancer survivorship.
In December 2009, Hope & Cope received a $350,000 grant from the Jean-Louis Levesque Foundation. This grant will be used to fund Levesque Research Scholarships – a training program for master’s level and pre-doctoral students in the fields of social work, sociology and psychology. Under the supervision of Dr. Fitzpatrick, students will initiate and complete projects testing the effectiveness of Hope & Cope’s programs in alleviating the stressful impact of cancer.
Ultimately, by discovering which interventions work and what needs to be improved, research enables us to provide cancer survivors with the tools and support they need to live well despite and beyond illness.
Get all the news...and more
Click here to read our just published Fall 2010 issue of the Hope & Cope Newsletter. Fall 2010 Newsletter
Give the gift of healthy eating!
Looking for a unique holiday gift ? Hope & Cope's new cookbook is filled with tasty, nutritious recipes. Only $20 a copy and all proceeds will help support our Nutrition Program at the Wellness Centre. You can read Susan Schwartz's on-line article and selected recipes in the Monday, October 25th edition of The Gazette newspaper. Gazette article