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THE WELLSPRING CALGARY EXPERIENCE

 

Staff and volunteers are proud to help others in a place they refer to as 'home.' In fact, it is a home called Carma House -- a warm, welcoming environment that is comfortable and safe. A trained volunteer is on staff at all times to offer tours either by appointment or to walk-in visitors, and are able to offer a compassionate response as a peer supporter (having most likely lived with cancer themselves) -- with conversations and confidentiality assured.

Visitors who choose to return and participate as a Wellspring member, can select from any of the available program offerings and get started right away! They can do so, knowing that the design, delivery and evaluation of all programs is done through the collaborative efforts of professional health care providers and facilitators, as well as leading oncology experts and advisors. With the endorsement of our partners, the assistance of more than 110 volunteers, and the dedication of Wellspring staff and facilitators, Wellspring Calgary offers a unique, individualized journey in support of healing tailored to meet the needs of each and every person who contacts the centre.

For me, one of the most important things about Wellspring is that it has always operated in non-hospital settings. Those of us living with cancer spend much of our lives as patients, or supporting someone we love as they wait, endure treatment, wait some more, recover, struggle...all the complicated things that go along with being a patient. It is intensely liberating to step out of that medical role to paint, dance, drum, meditate, talk, ride, write, read and watch films together. Wellspring is about living with cancer not only as patients, and not always as patients. It is all about life. People at Wellspring understand that living with disease is all about living in its most intense, most immense aspects. It's emotional and spiritual. It's living that craves companionship, laughter, shared tears and the silence of the heart. And I have found these gifts at Wellspring.

óWellspring Member

 

 
HOURS OF OPERATION:
We welcome you to drop by for a tour or to learn more.
Our hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm (June through August 9:00am-2:00pm on Fridays).
 
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