Address 10 Quarry Ridge Road Barrie, Ontario L4M 7G1 Phone 705-726-5199 Fax 705-726-7101 E-Mail

Why Support Gilda’s Club?

For people learning to live with cancer, the feeling of emotional distress can be hard to bear. Maybe you have seen this with someone you care about.  Members of Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka what that feels like. Every member of Gilda's Club has felt the impact of cancer. They've also felt the power of the emotional and social support they find in the cancer support community at Gilda's Club. Here they find the information, companionship and emotional support they need to make it through their cancer journey, whatever the destination.

Cancer Support During COVID-19

We understand things are uncertain during these unprecedented times. Please know your Program Team continues to be here for you. Although all staff at Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka has been given the option to work from home, we continue to monitor e-mails and voicemails. Do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do for you by way of cancer support.

While our Clubhouse remains closed, we wanted to provide you with some digital cancer support resources.

  • FREE cancer support hotline (and chat feature): Click here
  • FREE evidence-based cancer resources, including webinars and digital books: Click here
  • FREE digital Cancer Support community: Click here
  • Cancer and COVID-19: Click here
  • Coping with fear & anxiety during Coronavirus: Click here
  • Virtual things to do while self-isolating: Click here

Access to free, reliable information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Information on COVID-19 from the Canadian government: Click here
  • The Toronto Star has opened FREE digital access to Coronavirus updates: Click here

For those who were registered in a Support Group with us, you can also access FREE one-to-one telephone counselling with a member of our Program Team while we remain closed. To register, e-mail

Please keep an eye on your e-mails for current updates regarding additional resources, and when we plan to re-open.

We wish you and your family health, wellness and safety. Warmest regards,

The Program Team at Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka

Sara Desroches- Program Director

Erin King (Browning)- Program Coordinator

Jocelyn Leworthy- Child, Youth & Family Coordinator


Have you recently been diagnosed with cancer? Are you undergoing treatment or perhaps you know someone – a family member or friend – with cancer? Have you lost someone to cancer?

A cancer diagnosis can bring with it fear, isolation, and anger, and an overwhelming need for information about treatment options, health insurance, financial support, and how to manage the daily routine of life. Cancer doesn’t just change the life of the individual diagnosed, but also the lives of those around them.

At Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka, we offer professionally-led support and networking groups, healthy lifestyle groups, educational workshops and lectures, social activities, and resources to all those impacted by cancer.

The mission of Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka is to ensure all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

Our programs are offered free of charge to members.