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Adult Cancer Support Program

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Cancer Support Groups

Peer support, facilitated by a registered mental health professional

Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka offers free Support Groups to those impacted by cancer—including those living with a cancer diagnosis, those who are finished cancer treatment, caregivers, and those who are grieving the death of someone due to cancer. All Support Groups at Gilda’s Club are professionally facilitated by a registered mental health professional, with the goal of encouraging peer support and connecting you to others who “get it.”

Upcoming 8-week series Support Groups

Adult Living With Loss Series (31+)

Young Adult Living With Loss (18-30)

Support During Cancer Treatment

Ongoing Support Groups

Family and Friends Support

(caregiver’s group)

Paediatric Caregiver Support

(parents/guardians of kids with cancer)

Circle of Life Support

(terminal/late stage group)

Facing Forward Support

(post-treatment group)

Breast Cancer Networking

Blood Cancer Networking

Metastatic Cancer Networking

Our free Support Groups are available to Members of Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka. To fill out our Membership Request Form, click the button below.

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Individual Counselling for Cancer Support

Free short term support

Members of Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka can receive free short-term counselling to address their unique cancer support needs. We provide counselling to our Members who:

  • Have a cancer diagnosis
  • Have completed cancer treatment
  • Are caregiving for someone with a cancer diagnosis
  • Have had a family member or friend die from cancer (grief counselling)

Preference will be given to those who are not eligible for the Counselling and Support Services at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.

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Recreational Activities

Movement & Art Classes

Movement Classes are taught by certified instructors. Focusing on gentle, rehabilitative, and joyful movement, all of our Movement Classes are appropriate for those on active treatment, and are great for beginners. Movement Classes at GCSM are restorative and rehabilitative, and are open to those living with cancer and/or in cancer treatment, cancer survivors, caregivers, and bereaved individuals.

Art Classes are taught by amazing volunteers with a history in art. Perfect for beginners, these classes provide the opportunity to express your emotions artistically, and/or learn a new, art-based skill. All classes are suited for beginners.

Social Events are more relaxed, fun, and informal ways to connect with your fellow Members, staff, and/or volunteers.

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Workshops

Led by subject matter experts

Educational Workshops are single events or limited series on a specific topic. All Workshops are hosted by certified experts from the community. Speakers in the past have included oncologists, social workers, dental hygienists, pharmacists, certified child life specialists, lawyers, accountants, registered massage therapists, and more!

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Networking Groups

Breast Cancer, Blood Cancers, and Metastatic Cancers

Monthly meetups focused on sharing wisdom and getting your questions answered by others who have been there. We currently have Networking Groups for those diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Blood Cancers, and Metastatic Cancers.

Not sure where to start?

Every cancer journey is unique. Our Cancer Support Program is designed to decrease cancer-related stress, and is absolutely free. Note sure where to start? We are just an email or phone call away.

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