The YACC team has been working away to modify existing programs and create new options to help us through the quarantine period, but we want to highlight some great opportunities being offered by our friends at other orgs. We’ll continue to add to this post as we find more. Check ’em out!
A Fresh Chapter
A Fresh Chapter is offering two great programs right now. The first is the AFC Live series where a blog post sets the tone for an upcoming web chat. Keep an eye on the blog for info about the next date. The other is the ten-week Online Odyssey program, which “offers access to new tools and perspectives to help you heal emotionally from cancer and explore new possibilities. Participants will connect with other people impacted by cancer from across the country, engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities, and gain access to a network of support.”
Health promotion specialist, cancer researcher, and adolescent and young adult cancer advocate Emily Drake hosts the #AYACSM Twitter chat at 8 p.m. ET on the first Tuesday of each month.
Ian Scott, psychosocial oncology clinician with the Adolescent and Young Adult Program, is offering a group video chat for those living in Manitoba on May 7, 2020. Please email him at [email protected] to register.
Cancer Chat Canada
Cancer Chat Canada is offering groups for those looking for info on insomnia education and support, art-based support, restoring body image and sexual health after breast cancer, and support for caregivers.
Healing and Cancer
InspireHealth has moved all of its programming online for the time being from meditation, to Yoga, to info sessions. Check it out!
Lacuna Loft has a wide variety of online programs from a book club, games night, crafting workshop, writing workshop, hangout, and more!
Man Up To Cancer
Man Up To Cancer is a new US-based digital community that is open to members around the world. They’re getting started with an ongoing blog and private Facebook groups to change “what it means to ‘Man up’ in the face of cancer.”
Pink Pearl Canada
Pink Pearl Canada has shifted to virtual programs and introduced their Learning, Conversation and Movement Series via Zoom video conference on Wednesdays. These are open to women dealing with cancer between the ages of 18-40.
Rethink Breast Cancer
Rethink Breast Cancer has amazing blog posts and web content from its community of people affected by breast cancer.
Stupid Cancer’s Digital Meetups “connect you to your local community and peers who understand what you’re going through. Meet new friends and socialize with people just like you.”
West Island Cancer Wellness Centre
WICWC says its programs will help participants receive “personal support, gain coping mechanisms, discover additional alternatives, and become better educated about their specific illness. We will help them gain more control of their lives, find strength, reduce feelings of isolation, and continue to foster hope, regardless of the stage of their disease.”