Wellspring Calgary has been delivering supportive care to those living with cancer and their families since March 2007. All that we offer is available to anyone living with any type of cancer, and at any point on their cancer journey. Wellspring Calgary’s programs are also available for primary caregivers, who are also living with cancer.
Modeled after a successful network of eight centres located in eastern Canada, the Calgary centre was founded by John Stephure, Rita Egizii and Barbara Cunnings-Versaevel in 2007 and is the first Wellspring in western Canada.
Wellspring Calgary offers members a wide variety of evidence-based programs and resources such as: information and expressive programs, movement, exercise and relaxation classes, a public speaker series, peer support, and community resources from an on-site lending library. All offerings are available to members free of charge and without referral.
Programs and services are complimentary to those available through the medical community and are facilitated by professional leaders in their respective fields.
The work of Wellspring Calgary is funded solely through the generosity of donors and supporters; we receive no core government or agency funding. Donations are graciously accepted and are CRA tax receiptable.
9896 volunteer hours in 2012 enabled Wellspring to provide programs and support to members. That equates to over 200 volunteers sharing their time and talent to ensure Wellspring Calgary’s smooth operation.
19,092 hours of no-charge programming was delivered to 1,999 members in 2012.
Wellspring Calgary collaborates with and is endorsed by healthcare professionals in the supportive cancer care community.
Wellspring Calgary participates in research to measure and validate the benefits and value of the programs provided.
Wellspring Calgary is sincerely grateful for the support of community hosted fundraisers. Wellspring Calgary hosts two signature fundraisers each year: Toupee for a Day and the triWELLathon.