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Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House

Site: Oakville

Service: Community-Based Cancer Support

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-257-1988
Toll Free Phone 1-877-499-9904
Fax 905-257-6109
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Primary Contact Barb Riley, Centre Manager; Phone: 905-257-1988 ext 202; Email:
Alternate Contact Jessica Picton, Communications Specialist, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation; Phone: 416-480-4440 ext 266; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Wellspring is a network of community-based support centres offering programs and services for people living with cancer, as well as for those who care for them
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established July 2000
Primary Executive Christina Smith, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 416-961-1928; Email:
Alternate Executive Judi Perry Brinkert, Executive Director, Wellspring GTA Centres; Phone: 905-257-1988 ext 205; Email:
Funding Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Centre provides emotional, psychological, rehabilitative, practical and informational support for cancer patients, their families and caregivers * offers over 40 professionally-led programs, registered and drop-ins, available free of charge, including peer support, group support, counseling, cancer exercise, Nourish (cancer specific nutrition), coping strategies, resource library, educational series and the Money Matters Resource Centre * onsite childcare is available for those participating in programs * transportation services is provided free of charge to members by volunteer drivers * no referral is necessary * refer to the website for other locations * volunteer opportunities available

Details of Wellspring's programs and services including program schedule, criteria, and availability are also available on the website

Support groups include:
  • breast, lymphoma, myeloma, and metastatic cancer support groups
  • family programming * parents' support group * children's support group
  • bereavement support group
  • pediatric oncology networking and education (PONE)

Look Good, Feel Better sessions held last Monday of every month, 7pm-9pm, registration required
Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm * Sat 9am-12noon * Money Matters Resource Centre is open Tue and Thu 9am-5pm * some programs are offered in the evening - call to verify program dates and times
Dates Closed on Sat in July
Areas Served Halton Region ; Mississauga
Boundaries Halton Region and Mississauga
Eligibility Cancer patients, their families and caregivers
Application Medical referral not required * appointment or registration is required for some programs
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Site Location Oakville (River Oaks)
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2545 Sixth Line
Oakville, ON L6H 7V9
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Intersection Sixth Line and Dundas St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Palliative Care / Grief
HCSD Sub Heading Bereavement / Grief Support
Service Categories Bereavement Counselling ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Cancer ; Caregiver Support Groups ~ Cancer ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Cancer ; Escort Programs ~ Cancer ; Family Counselling ~ Cancer ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ Cancer ; Terminal Illness Counselling ~ Cancer ; Volunteer Opportunities
Copyright Information This listing is copyright © 2021 Home and Community Care Support Services Mississauga Halton

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