Our Story

Hearth Place was the inspiration of Carolyn Alexander who, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, wanted to create a centre that would address the social, practical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of anyone impacted by cancer, including family members, children and caregivers. After several years of planning, fundraising and developing the infrastructure, we were granted charitable status and opened our doors on January 29, 1997. Since that time, we have continually developed new programs to best meet the needs of our members and we are committed to supporting the Durham Region community and beyond.

In 2005, the Durham Region Homebuilders’ Association provided Hearth Place with a spectacular addition, which now provides considerably more program space as well as barrier free access for our members.

In 2019, the Woodland Homes Team built a second addition to our building, substantially increasing our programming space once again. We are thrilled to have more individual counselling rooms, a large and bright family support room, a teaching kitchen and an additional large group programming room. This additional space allows us to continue to meet the needs of our community.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer we encourage you to visit Hearth Place and find:

Hope, Encouragement, Acceptance, Reassurance, Trust, and Help

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