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Why We Exist

The Need

While we recognize the importance of cancer research and applaud the medical treatment available, those who have heard the words “you have cancer” understand that recovery from cancer includes more. They know that when faced with a cancer diagnosis, they and their loved ones often find they need emotional, social, practical support and more. That’s where Wellspring fits in.


The medical community treats the patient. Wellspring treats the person.
Ian Robinson
Wellspring member
No one has to face cancer alone

Our Solution

In Alberta, only Wellspring Alberta devotes itself exclusively to the unique non-medical impacts of having cancer. At Wellspring, people living with cancer, their families and friends can exchange information, develop a support system and create a sense of hope in a warm, caring community. A registered charity and part of a network of community-based support centres, Wellspring Alberta offers programs and services that meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them. All Wellspring Alberta’s evidence-informed programs and services are offered free of charge and without referral.


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