Program Highlights

Healing Journey Levels 1&2

Coping with Cancer Stress & Skills for Healing

Begins Thursday, September 9th, from 1:00-3:00pm for 10 sessions

A cancer diagnosis can be a life-changing event. In this 10 session program you will learn stress management techniques such as deep relaxation and thought watching, and self-help skills including meditation, journaling, consulting an inner healer, and the spiritual aspects of healing.

To register and receive the Zoom links please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Namaste Grief Support Group

Alternate Mondays beginning October 4th, from 7:00-8:30pm

This 8 session support group is for adults who have lost a loved one to cancer.  The group will encompass both educational and emotional support.  It is preferable that participants be bereaved for a minimum of 3 months.  A commitment to attend all eight sessions is encouraged.

To register and receive the Zoom links please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Women’s Support Group

Every 4th Tuesday evening of the month, beginning September 28th, from 6:30-8:00pm

This group is open to all women, regardless of what type of cancer you have been diagnosed with, or where you are in your cancer experience.  The drop-in style allows for topics to arise as needed, with no formal agenda.  Share your experiences and emotions in a compassionate and safe environment.

To register and receive the Zoom links please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Sharing Circle for Health and Wellness

Fridays – September 3rd and 10th, October 1st and 15th, from 10:00-12:00pm

The Sharing Circle for Health and Wellness is an Indigenous approach to health and wellness.  Spiritual in nature, this interactive group includes music, a teaching, and the opportunity to share stories.  Facilitated by Kathy MacLeod-Beaver, Indigenous Navigator, Central East Regional Cancer Program.

To register and receive the Zoom link, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointments

Tuesday, September 28th, from 10:00-11:00am

Good communication is very important in cancer care.  This session will offer ways to have more effective discussions with your health care team, including tips on managing phone appointments.  Presented by Stephanie Burlein-Hall, a registered nurse with over 35 years of oncology nursing and education experience.

To register and receive the Zoom links please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Lymphedema Information Seminars

Exercises for Lymphedema – Wednesday, September 15th, from 10:00-11:30am 

What is Lymphedema? – Thursday, October 14th, from 10:00-11:30am

We are so happy to be offering more in our Lymphedema Seminar series.  In September, learn about exercises for lymphedema.  In October, for those who are new to this condition, we have an introduction to lymphedema presentation.  Join Heather Cirone, CDT, for either or both of these informative presentations.

To register and receive the Zoom links please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Substitute Decision Maker Seminars

Who Will Speak for You When You Cannot Speak for Yourself? – Thursday, September 16th, from 11:00-12:00pm

Care and Treatment Decision Making – Thursday, October 7th, from 11:00-12:00pm

Who would be the best person to make decisions on your behalf if you became too ill to speak for yourself?  Did you know that you already have a Substitute Decision Maker?  Is it the person you would choose?  Debbie Devitt, RN, Patient Experience Lead at the DRCC helps us to understand the importance of making sure our voice is heard.

To register and receive the Zoom links please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.