Gilda's Club Greater Toronto

Cancer support So that no one faces cancer alone.

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20s & 30s Support GroupTHURSDAY, MARCH 12&26(6:30pm) - For young adults in their 20s & 30s living with cancer. An opportunity to connect with others & share your experiences.
Adult Bereavement GroupTHURSDAYS(6:30pm)- Come and share your experiences with others who have lost a friend or family member to cancer.
Art for Cancer My GiftsTUES, MARCH 10 (10-1pm) - Express yourself creatively as you explore the fluidity and spontaneity of acrylic painting in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Naturopathic OncologyWED, MARCH 25 (12-1pm) - This information session will cover the definition of naturopathic oncology & how it can fit into the current model.
Core Strength Class WEDNESDAYS, (10:45-11:45am) - Strengthening your core is a great way to improve posture, reduce back pain, and increase self-confidence.
Creative Movement with The National Ballet School of CanadaFRIDAY, March 13&27 (10:15am) - Explore the full potential of your body & its relationship to music, through contemporary dance & creative movement. All welcome. No experience required.
Creative Writing with Ellen S. JaffeWED, MARCH 11, 18&25, APRIL 1 (3-5pm) - Join award-winning author, Ellen S. Jaffe in this 4-week creative-writing workshop. The workshop is open to both beginning and more experienced writers.
Digital Storytelling For Adults 20+WEDNESDAYS (1:00-3:00pm) - Storytelling using digital media can provide a powerful and meaningful way of documenting personal experiences, ideas and feelings about your own/your loved one’s cancer while exploring your creative process and learning express
Digital Storytelling For Adults Evening (20+)WEDNESDAYS Beginning March 25 (6-8pm) - Storytelling using digital media can provide a powerful and meaningful way of documenting personal experiences, ideas and feelings about your own/your loved one’s cancer while exploring your creative process and lea
EFT with Crystal Hawk (6-Weeks)THURSDAYS, MARCH 12, 19&26, APRIL 2, 9&16 (3pm) - Ongoing Participation Required. A simple, easy to learn & use system in which you tap on meridian points on your face & upper body with your own fingers to eliminate many negative elements in your life suc
Food As Medicine: Macrobiotic Cooking DemystifiedMONDAY, MARCH 9&23 (5:30pm) - Learn how to prepare delicious healing dishes for prevention and recovery. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. Full meal included in workshop, facilitated by one of Toronto's foremost vegan macrobiotics educators.
Friends & Family GroupTUESDAYS (6:30pm) - A Support Group for friends & family of someone living with cancer.
GCGT CHOIR!TUESDAY, MARCH 10&24 (6:30pm) - Like to sing in the shower? Want to be part of a choir? Join us in harmony, no experience (or soap) necessary! Co-directors Sondra & Anne can’t wait to share the fun of letting spirits soar together in song.
Hatha YogaMON, MARCH 23&30 (6-7pm) - Caitlin’s class is a gentle, balanced flow of movements (asanas) to stretch and strengthen the body, as well as breathing techniques (pranayama) to calm and focus the mind.
Health Inducing Alignment Workshop (Mitzvah Technique)MONDAY, MARCH 23 (4:30) - Improve your posture & release tension/stress at the same time! Enjoy gentle & practical sitting, standing & walking exercises. Can be readily applied to daily ,work & physical activities.
Health StorylinesMON, MARCH 16 - Want to learn how to use a new health tool? Learn more about the application, as well as try it out for yourself during this demo!
Healthy Rhythms WorkshopFRIDAY, MARCH 6 (2:00-3:00pm) - 'Healthy Rhythm's' aims to give people, of all skill levels, the opportunity to learn introductory hand drumming rhythms while experiencing the power music has to relax us, open us up, foster connection, increase o
Kids Grieve TooTHURSDAYS (6:30pm) - A structured support group for children ages 4-12 who have lost a family member or friend to cancer. An opportunity for children to share feelings & learn to cope with change.
Kids Talk OutTUESDAYS (6:30pm) - A structured support group for children ages 4-12 living with cancer, and children with cancer in the family.
Hosted at: Leukemia and Lymphoma Networking GroupMONDAY, MARCH 30 (6:30pm) - Hosted at GCGT: Connect with other people diagnosed and treated for a blood cancer such as Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma or Myelodysplasia Syndrome.
Living With Cancer Evening Support GroupTUESDAYS (6:30pm) - *NEW NAME* For all Wellness members; a Support Group for people living with cancer, from newly diagnosed up to 18 months post-treatment. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
Living with Cancer Daytime Support GroupWEDNESDAYS - For all Wellness members; people living with cancer, from newly diagnosed up to 18 months post-treatment. Weekly attendance is required. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
Men's NetworkingWEDNESDAY, MARCH (6:30-8:00pm) - A networking group for men whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Mindfulness Meditation Wellness WorkshopFRI, MARCH 20 (1-3pm) - Please join us for an introduction to mindfulness practices.
Hosted at: Ovarian Cancer Peer SupportMONDAY, MARCH 25 (6:30-8:30PM) - Hosted at GCGT: This group is an advocacy/support group offered through Ovarian Cancer Canada, as a safe place where survivors of ovarian cancer add their voices in support of each other, share experiences & help
Parenting Your Child Through CancerWED, MARCH 25 & APRIL 22 (6:30-8) - Misbehavior & difficulty coping is often seen in homes when illness has turned the world upside down for children. As kids are trying to gain back a sense of control, parents are sometimes uncertain about what parenting
Pearl Knotting WorkshopMON, MARCH 9 (10-11:30am) - Bring in any old beads or pearls you have from home and learn how to properly knot them on a bracelet or necklace. If you don't have anything to bring in, not to worry, we will have plenty to go around!
Photographic Storytelling Beyond BasicsTHURSDAYS (2:00-4:00pm) - Calling all photography enthusiasts! Explore storytelling through digital still photography with artist photographer Keesic Douglas. Everyone has stories to tell. Stories about hope, stories about memories, stories about you.
Stories Through ComicsTUES, MARCH 24, 31 & APRIL 7&14 (2-4pm) - Comics is a medium used to tell stories through images and text. During this 4-week workshop series participants will explore the narrative techniques of comics that tell personal stories.
Storytelling Through SculptureMON, MARCH 9, 16, 23&30 (1-3pm) Inspired by the amazing work of self-taught artist Joseph Cornell, workshop participants will create their own unique sculpture using collage, photo, and found objects.
Super Sunday Gildas Goes GreenSUN, MARCH 29 (1-3pm) -
Tai ChiFRIDAY, MARCH 6, 13&27 (1pm) - An ancient Chinese martial art, widely used for health promotion. It is a sequence of fluid-like body movements, which foster and improve balance and mobility.
Teens Filming OurselvesTUESDAYS (6:00-8:00) - Filming Ourselves is a unique multi- faceted digital storytelling experience designed specifically for teens whose lives have been touched by cancer. Filming Ourselves promotes creativity, self confidence, self expression and peer
Therapeutic TouchTHURSDAY, MARCH 12 (1-3pm) - In the Therapeutic Touch Practice Group, members who have studied this modality have an opportunity to continue learning how to use it. They’ll also be able to both give and receive a session with supervision and feedback.
Therapeutic Touch for Self CareTHURSDAY, JAN 29, FEB 5, 12, 19, 26 & MARCH 5 (3:00-5:00pm) - Research shows that Therapeutic Touch reduces anxiety, helps in healing tissues, alters perception of pain and is safe to use with cancer.
YogaTUESDAYS, (10:00am-11:30am) - Benefit from the healing and therapeutic powers of yoga. These classes include: a gentle vinyasa flow linking conscious breath with movement, restorative poses, and guided meditation (Yoga Nidra). Facilitated by Mary
Cancer TransitionsWEDNESDAYS, (6:30-8:00pm) - For members who have completed treatment, and are looking for new skills, and strategies for re-integrating into a new sense of normal.
Young Metastatic Social PotluckMONDAY, FEB 2 (6:00-8:00pm) - Welcoming all young adult members of the young metastatic community, for a social potluck! Join others in sharing stories and experiences, while engaging in a new and supportive community.
Zumba: The Art of Gentle Movement & DanceTHURSDAYS (6:30pm) - Zumba is a described as an effortless, fun workout where you can lose yourself in the music and find yourself in the shape at the original dance-fitness party. It's easy to do and low impact.

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