Living With Cancer Program

COVID-19 Update

The Living with Cancer Program is OPEN and accepting new referrals.

Hospice Calgary is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for its patients, clients, visitors, staff, and volunteers. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with public health guidelines, we have moved our Living with Cancer Program online.

Safety will be evaluated on a continuous basis as the pandemic evolves and public health guidance changes. 

About the Program

This dynamic year-round group provides support and peer connection for adults and their caregivers who are facing the challenges of living well with advanced cancer.Professionally led education, discussions on navigating transitions and entertainment are part of our weekly meetings. We foster a safe space for sharing tears and laughter. As one participant expressed:

“When I come to the group, I feel like I’m home.”

Caregivers are encouraged to attend and many have found invaluable support in being able to share their unique experiences and receive professional counselling. As one caregiver expressed:

“Living with cancer and living with dying are difficult. But the cadre of friends who became a family for us at the Living With Cancer Program at Hospice Calgary supported (my wife) in ways physical, mental, spiritual and musical, not to mention with humour and compassion and hugs.”

Our Wrap-Around Approach

Some of the additional supports of the Living with Cancer Program include:

  • Weekly phone contact with the Program Coordinator and/or Volunteer
  • Professional counselling for yourself and/or your family members ages 6 and up.
  • Consultation with Hospice Calgary’s Medical Director and Spiritual Care Coordinator during scheduled program time.

To provide a seamless approach to your care, our staff are in communication with your Health Care Team as required, and with your permission.

Now Online

Join our program virtually over Zoom!

The Living With Cancer Program is held every Wednesday online from 10am – 12pm. There is no fee to participate.

Now Serving Southern Alberta


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