What is Wellspring Calgary?
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 – having access to information, receiving support, and learning new ways to cope. Wellspring Calgary is a charitable organization which supports, informs and empowers those diagnosed with cancer by helping them address the fear, isolation, disruption and practical problems which cancer can bring to their lives. In operation since 2007 and an affiliate of the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, Wellspring Calgary provides a comprehensive range of programs and services so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives in the warm, caring atmosphere of our centres, and in our welcoming online community. All programs and services are evidence-informed and offered free of charge and without referral. Warm and welcoming in-person and online centre of support for ANYONE living with ANY type of canccer, and those who love and care for them.
- Provides evidence-informed programs, resources and support free of charge and without referral – supporting the body, mind and spirit.
- Despite a pandemic, Wellspring supported more people living with cancer than ever before. In 2020, 2,000 people visited Wellspring 24,000 times through 3,800 hours of programming. In addition, Wellspring has members living in 52 communities throughout southern Alberta.
- Supporting this, 200 volunteers donated approximately 12,000 hours of their time.
No one has to face cancer alone.
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.