December 2018
It takes a community

We want to hear from you

It's no secret that the needs of young adults with cancer differ from those of the general population. That's why Hope & Cope created Montreal's first support group for young adults. It's how CancerFightClub came to be and it's why our grassroots programs evolve with the times.

What kind of programs do you want in 2019?! Take 10 minutes of your time to let us know by filling out this anonymous and confidential survey.

Our programs may change, but our goal remains the same: to offer innovative programming and a safe place where young adults between the ages of 18-39 and their supporters can connect, share, learn and recharge in a supportive community.

February 7-9, 2018 
Our fabulous weekend retreat at Spa Jouvence in the Eastern Townships is just weeks away!

This free retreat in beautiful surroundings has been described as a "refueling of the soul." Come and meet other young adults who understand what you are going through, and participate in workshops that will provide you with great coping tools and strategies for living with cancer. There will also be time to socialize, relax and experience the healing power of nature.

Space is limited, and you have until January 9th to register

Click here to fill out the on-line registration form

Please note that due to space constraints, priority will be given to "first-timers" - those who have not attended our weekend retreats in the past.

Thanks to the Antony Proteau Fund and Un pas pour la vie for their generous support of this annual retreat.

We've got a great new resource for young families with children under the age of 18.  Produced by Hope & Cope's En famille program, this beautifully illustrated, meticulously researched booklet is written in clear, simple language and available in English and French. 

You can download your copy here

This is the first in a series of three booklets - the second, called Talking to Children about Advanced Cancer, will be available early in the New Year. 

Snapshot of upcoming events 
and programs

Hibernation is not an option this winter! Here are just a few of the programs/events in the works for early 2019.

January 10 - February 28, 2019
Weigh to Go - a weight loss program AFTER 
cancer treatment

This safe, unique weight loss program for patients who have completed their cancer treatments combines exercise and nutrition. It will take place twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), at Hope & Cope's Cancer Wellness Centre, starting Thursday, January 10th. You will receive exercise accessories for use during the class and to keep once the program ends as well as handouts that you can refer to at home. Space is limited so register early. A non-refundable fee of $50, payable at registration, will secure your spot. Call 514 340-3616 to register.

Grand Expedition

March 9-16, 2019

On the Tip of the Toes Foundation invites young adult cancer patients (19-29) in remission to participate in this magnificent snowshoeing adventure in the Gasp├ęsie region and the Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve. 

To apply for this free expedition, visit Tip of the Toes
or call 1-877-543-3048.


Antony Proteau Winter Classic

March 23, 2019
Save the date - details to follow

Banish the winter blues at this awesome fundraiser in support of Hope & Cope's CancerFightClub program for young adults and young families. Enjoy fabulous cocktails, delicious dinner, open bar, dancing to live music, and more! 

The Bros Club meets monthly at different locations in Montreal such as restaurants, games and sporting venues, museums etc. 

The club is open to young adult males with cancer and their supporters. Outings are listed on the Hope & Cope web site calendar 

For more information, contact Rick Simoneau at or 514 887-6432.