You can help people with cancer live better

Your donation to Wellspring Cancer Support will provide programs and services that meet the non-medical needs of people living with cancer, their caregivers and family members. These programs are free-of-charge and available without referral Рreducing potential barriers that individuals living with cancer may experience. 

2 in 5

Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime [1]


Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022 alone [1]

The need:

More than 1 in 2 patients with cancer report they have symptoms causing distress during treatment. Of these: [2]

0 %
Experience fatigue
0 %
Experience anxiety
0 %
Experience pain
0 %
Experience depression

2 in 3 cancer survivors experience difficult times after treatment ends. Of these: [2]

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Have physical challenges
0 %
Have emotional challenges
0 %
Have practical challenges

All individuals benefit from basic emotional support, good communication and symptom management.

Wellspring offers programs and services that meet the identified needs of those living with cancer.

The Wellspring solution:

Wellspring Cancer Support devotes itself exclusively to the unique non-medical needs cancer presents. At Wellspring, we provide a caring community in-person and online, so any adult living with cancer, their caregiver and family members can access vital information, meaningful support and effective coping strategies.

Our mission is to help people living with cancer improve their quality of life and health outcomes through a comprehensive range of programs, provided in a warm and welcoming manner. We cannot do this alone. We need your help.

The medical community treats the patient, Wellspring treats the person.
Ian Robinson
Wellspring member

The right program at the right time

We provide over 50 evidence-informed programs and services that address the non-medical needs of cancer patients, their caregivers and families. These programs fall into six main pillar areas:

Strong partnerships

Wellspring seeks credible partnerships to increase coordination and maximize resources for our cancer community.

10,489 people served across Canada in 2021

Here's what our members say ...

“I am better equipped to cope with the stress of being a caregiver. I no longer feel isolated in this experience and know that I have support and resources that I can call on when needed. It is a great comfort that I carry with me throughout my day.”

“Through support and counselling programs I found hope and emotional support. I learned coping skills and how to create new and healthy habits and practices that have made me feel happier, more hopeful and less stressed about my terminal illness. I feel more like myself again.”

“I found my experience at Wellspring to be comforting, educational, fun and reassuring. I felt respected, heard and understood.”

According to our 2022 Mission Survey, Wellspring respondents said:*

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Wellspring helps me feel less isolated
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They can express needs and feelings better
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They have gained skills and knowledge to address their needs
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They feel better prepared to manage going forward
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Quality of life has improved as a result of participation in Wellspring programs

* Missing/not applicable responses are not included in calculations.

Proud charitable organizations

Wellspring is network of charitable organizations, funded solely through the generosity of donors.

Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation’s charitable registration number: 89272 8940 RR0001