Our mission is to provide a comprehensive range of support, resources and programs so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives. We cannot do this alone. We need your help — so no one has to face cancer alone.
feel less isolated
Feeling socially isolated is associated with a 26-50% increased risk of mortality.
said the program was what they were hoping for
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the quality of life for those living with cancer.
would recommend Wellspring
"Wellspring is a great place to 'belong' to. It was recommended to me and I have recommended it to others." - Wellspring member
Our Pandemic Story
Created additional barriers
COVID has created further disruptions, barriers and chaos in all aspects of life for those living with cancer.
Cancer is not cancelled
20% fewer cancer diagnosis in Alberta
This suggests 500 people/month are living with a cancer they don't know about  . Until our health system can catch up, interruptions could have a significant impact on long-term cancer outcomes.
Despite a global pandemic, Wellspring was able to pivot to online programming within 3 days of centres closing. Since then, we have continued to provide a community of support for those living with cancer, supporting more people from more communities throughout Alberta than ever before.
Wellspring Member Stories
At Wellspring Alberta our members sometimes share a bit about their cancer experience and tell us how Wellspring impacts their lives.
 Holt-Lunstad, J., Smith, T. B., Baker, M., Harris, T., & Stephenson, D. (2015). Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality: A Meta-Analytic Review. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(2), 227–237. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691614568352
Holt-Lunstad J, Smith TB, Layton JB (2010) Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review. PLoS Med 7(7): e1000316. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000316
 Cancer Care Alberta, Cancer Strategic Clinical Network and in partnership with Primary Care: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page17277.aspx