Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House

Site: Oakville

Service: Community-Based Cancer Support

Record #: MHH0383
Last Full Update: 03 Jun 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-257-1988 or 416-961-1928
Toll Free Phone 1-877-499-9904
Fax 905-257-6109
E-Mail feedback@wellspring.ca
Website wellspring.ca/online-programs/
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Contact Patsy Kinio, Centre Manager; Phone: 905-257-1988 ext 202; Email: patsy@wellspring.ca
Alternate Contact Margaret Valois, Director, Communications & Marketing; Phone: 416-961-1928 ext 239; Email: margaret@wellspring.ca
Contact Form wellspring.ca/online-programs/contact-us/

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established July 2000
Primary Executive Christina Smith, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 416-961-1928; Email: christina.smith@wellspring.ca
Alternate Executive Judi Perry Brinkert, Chief Mission Officer; Phone: 905-257-1988 ext 205; Email: judi@wellspring.ca
Funding Donations * Fundraising

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, counselling, cancer exercise, Nourish (cancer specific nutrition), coping strategies, resource library, community links, 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 * check program schedule for in-person, online and telephone support programs * volunteer opportunities available

Support groups include:
  • breast, lymphoma, myeloma, prostate, and metastatic cancer support groups
  • family programming * parents' support group * children's support group
  • bereavement support group
  • pediatric oncology networking and education (PONE)
  • peer support is available via telephone * email dawn@wellsping.ca to book an appointment
  • visit the Virtual Centre for all programs listing
Hours Vary per program * check program details for time, location and registration * Administration: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Areas Served Canada
Boundaries Canada
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
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 and Grief Counselling ; Bereavement and Grief Support Groups ~ Cancer ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Cancer ; Escort Programs ~ Cancer ; Family Counselling ~ Cancer ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ Cancer ; Terminal Illness Counselling ~ Cancer ; Volunteer Opportunities


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