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.
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. 

Angèle Hudon Coffee Club

Quebec Cancer Foundation – Outaouais
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Information : 819 561-2262
Free entry
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.
 

Gatineau

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

Quebec

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

Sherbrooke

3rd Monday of each month, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
Information : 819 822-2125
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

1 800 363-0063

Lévis

1 800 363-0063
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)

Call the Outaouais Regional Centre for the schedule
Free. Reservation required.
Information : 819 561-2262

Montreal (in partnership with Fondation Virage)

Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Free. Reservation required.
Information : 514 890-8000 ext. 28139

Quebec City

Thursday, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Free. Reservation required.
Information : 418 657-5334
 

Sherbrooke (soft yoga)

Thursday, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free. Reservation required.
Information : 819 822-2125
 

Boucherville

Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Free. Reservation required.
Information : 450 449-1222 


Bikram Yoga Boucherville, 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. Bikram Yoga Boucherville 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 and Valerie Trinh, who will lead these classes, are 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. After checking your records, and with your doctor's approval, you will receive confirmation of your acceptance in the free Bikram Yoga Boucherville program. To find out about the program, the schedule and the description of the courses offered, just do a search for the name Onco Yoga on their website.
 
For more complete information and to send us your diagnosis, please contact Isabelle and Valerie at 450 449-1222 or bikramyogaboucherville@gmail.com.

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

Monday 1:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
​Information : 418 657-5334

Trois-Rivières

Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Free
Reservation required
​Information : 819 693-4242

Gatineau

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Starting April 16, 2019
Free
Reservation required
​Information : 819 561-2262

 
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

Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Cost $4
Reservation required
​Information : 819 693-4242
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

Call the Outaouais Regional Centre for the schedule
Free. Reservation required
​Information : 819 561-2262
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.  

Montréal

Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Quebec City

Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.