The Foundation offers a variety of services and activities in its regional centres for those with cancer. We are here to assist you in living better through this ordeal on a daily basis.

Whether it is to help you relax, to clear your thoughts, meet people, share with people or let yourself be pampered, you will find the activity that suits your need and that will do you good.

Discover the complementary activities offered in our Regional Centers and Lodges in Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Trois-Rivières and Lévis.
 
Acupuncture treatment is a complementary therapy recognized for its ability to relieve cancer symptoms or the side effects of treatment.
 
Acupuncture treatment consists of implanting small, sterile, single-use needles into specific sites of the skin. The acupuncturist adapts each intervention to the client's condition at the time of the consultation (type of cancer, treatments, etc.).

The benefits

  • Reducing nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, particularly in breast cancer cases;
  • Reducing stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms and fatigue;
  • Improving overall quality of life.

Montreal (in partnership with le Collège de Rosemont)

Suspended due to COVID-19
Schedule to come
Free
Reservation required
Information:
514-527-2194 ext. 224
The painting workshop enables a person with cancer to explore a new way to express his or her emotions. Painting is a diversion which, without tiring the body, entirely absorbs the spirit. The goal is to have fun and to set aside other concerns for a time. Creativity is one key that allows access to a greater inner personal space. It is one way to enter into ourselves in a relaxed manner.

IYou do not need artistic talent or experience. You need only let yourself be guided by the volunteer leading the workshop to explore through colour and form.
 

Trois-Rivières

Suspended due to COVID-19
Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $4
Reservation required
​Information : 819-693-4242
The workshops of the Look Good Feel Better program help women with cancer to overcome the effects of treatments on their appearance. Using cosmetics and hair alternatives, women can again take charge of their looks, adopt a more positive attitude while facing cancer and feel better about themselves.

Under the direction of a team of volunteers specializing in skin care, participants learn special make-up techniques and hear practical advice on skin and nail care, on the hygienic use of cosmetics and hair alternatives.

Due to COVID-19, all of the face-to-face workshops are currently suspended. The organization Look Good Feel Better offers some online workshops.
 

Gatineau

Suspended due to COVID-19
2nd Monday of each month, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information : 819-561-2262

Quebec City

Suspended due to COVID-19
3rd Wednesday of each month, 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
​Information : 418-657-5334

Sherbrooke

Suspended due to COVID-19
3rd Monday of each month, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information : 819-822-2125
Coffee get-togethers provide people with cancer and their loved ones the chance to share their thoughts and feelings in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
 

Together, they can talk openly about their experience and concerns, while finding support and reassurance.

 

Gatineau (cafés-rencontres)

Suspended due to COVID-19
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Free entry
Information: 819-561-2262

Montreal (cafés-jasette)

Suspended due to COVID-19

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Free entry
Information: 514-527-2194
Nothing is more natural and accessible than walking to stay in shape, socialize or reduce side effects caused by cancer treatments. As part of our kinesiology workshops, many walking clubs for all levels are organized, free of charge, for people with cancer. The activity takes place only in the summer and includes a warm-up, exercises adapted to the group and stretching.  

Montreal

Suspended due to COVID-19
Thursday, 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Quebec City

Suspended due to COVID-19
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Take advantage of our interactive conferences to do you good and relax, from the comfort of your home.

Visualize the well-being!

Give yourself the tools and practice necessary to enable you to internally visualize the state of well-being that you wish to achieve.
 
Workshop for people affected by cancer.

Laughter is health!

By releasing endorphins, laughter relieves pain, promotes sleep, stimulates the immune system, brings energy and optimism. Suggested tools: visualization, meditation, exercises, etc. Take up the challenge of laughing for 1 month!

Series of 5 workshops for those affected by cancer and their loved ones.
 

Visualise the
well-being!

Thursday, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: 1-800-363-0063

Laughter is health!

From October 9 to November 6, 2020
Friday, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: 1-800-363-0063
This session of relaxation and internalization is a moment for you, a moment which lets each person get away from the day’s noises, take time to recharge their batteries and to focus their energies on improving their well-being.

This activity also enables participants to adopt simple techniques for reducing stress, which are accessible and applicable in daily life.

Material needed: floor mat and pillow (optional)

Gatineau (guided meditation)

Suspended due to COVID-19
Call the Outaouais Regional Centre for the schedule
Free
Reservation required
​Information: 819-561-2262
Women who lose their hair following treatment can borrow a wig, choosing from over 300 models and colours.

Skilled volunteers who pay attention to your needs welcome you warmly and provide wise advice to help you find the best style of hairpiece for you.

Cost: $25 including care accessories

Quebec City

1 800 363-0063

Lévis

Suspended due to COVID-19
1 800 363-0063
Qi Gong involves therapeutic gymnastics combining meditation, body movements and breathing.

This traditional Chinese technique brings many benefits: relaxation, serenity, heightened energy, better recovery and strengthening of the immune system.

Quebec City

Online workshops
Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - initiates
Monday, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - beginners
Free
Reservation required
Information: 418-657-5334

Trois-Rivières

Suspended due to COVID-19
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: 819-693-4242

Gatineau

Suspended due to COVID-19
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: 819-561-2262

Sherbrooke

Suspended due to COVID-19
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: 819-822-2125
It is within a warm, soothing atmosphere of sharing and good humor that you can best discover your hidden potential, and find the tools you need to cope with cancer. Yoga is a discipline of body and spirit that employs a wide variety of exercises and techniques, including physical posture, breathing and meditation practices, and deep relaxation.

Who is it for?

Regardless of your age, flexibility and physical condition, yoga is for you. So just relax and recharge your batteries and forget your worries. The Quebec Cancer Foundation offers free yoga classes for up to one a year after the end of your treatment.

The benefits

  • Yoga will awaken a renewed sense of harmony within you that will gradually allow you to find yourself.
  • Performing simple postures appropriate to your physical condition will help you relax and strengthen your body, and boost your immune system.
  • Learning visualization and specific breathing and energy techniques will help you revitalize your body.
  • Practicing complete breathing, meditation and guided relaxation promotes relaxation, letting go and the ability to live in the moment.

"Since my cancer diagnosis, the practice of yoga has proven very effective. I've learned to breathe better, relax and, through the postures, to acquire more agility. This highlight in my week helps me to refocus. I highly recommend it!" Monique.
 

Gatineau (Yoga Nidra)

Suspended due to COVID-19
Call the Outaouais Regional Centre for the schedule
Free
Reservation required
Information: 819-561-2262

Montreal (in partnership with Fondation Virage)

Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: 514-890-8000 ext. 28139

Quebec City

Online workshops
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: 418-657-5334
 

Sherbrooke (soft yoga)

Suspended due to COVID-19
Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: 819-822-2125
 

Boucherville (in partnership with OB YOGA)

Online workshops
Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information: obyoga2020@gmail.com or 514-929-7839 


OB YOGA, in collaboration with the Quebec Cancer Foundation, is offering free yoga classes to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and is receiving chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormone therapy. The classes are adapted to individual physical abilities.

OB YOGA has designed a class specifically for people receiving treatment for cancer, gently followed by a guided meditation period to relieve the stress of the ordeal. Isabelle O'Brien, who will lead these classes, is certified in oncology yoga by the University of Calgary.
 
To qualify, please send all documentation relating to your doctor’s diagnosis or your treatment journal (a photo taken with your phone is fine). After checking your records, and with your doctor's approval, you will receive confirmation of your acceptance in the free OB YOGA program.
 
For more complete information and to send us your diagnosis, please contact Isabelle O'Brien at obyoga2020@gmail.com or at 514-929-7839.