Our Programs and Services
Each month our centre offers over 3,000 hours of programming “FREE of CHARGE” to people experiencing cancer – either having it themselves or supporting someone with cancer. Classes are offered in a combination of in-house, via live stream and on Zoom.
Supporting and complementing traditional medical practices, the WICWC provides psychosocial1 Cancer Care to anyone living with any type of cancer. When traditional medical professionals treat cancer, the focus is the cancer, the tumor and the malignant group of cells that have invaded the body. However, cancer takes a toll that extends far beyond damaged tissue. Psychosocial care (also known as a whole-person integrated approach to wellness) goes beyond treating just the cancer. It addresses the emotional, physical and spiritual challenges that come with a diagnosis.
Some of the programs and services we offer: Acupressure – Reiki & Therapeutic Touch, Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Journaling, Educational workshops, Counseling, Support Groups, Nutritional Cooking and more. We are always adding new programs. Please visit the calendar regularly.
1. Psychosocial Cancer Care: While the physical symptoms of cancer are addressed with medical treatment, the emotional impact of the disease and treatment is often overlooked. A diagnosis of cancer impacts the whole person and their family. Therefore, psychosocial care involves a whole-person approach to cancer care that addresses a range of human needs that can improve or optimize the best possible quality of life for individuals and their networks affected by cancer. – The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)