Gilda's Club Greater Toronto

Cancer support For the whole family, the whole time.

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20s & 30s Support GroupSecond and fourth Tuesday of every month (6:30pm) - For young adults in their 20s & 30s living with cancer. An opportunity to connect with others & share your experiences. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
Adult Bereavement GroupThursdays (6:30pm)- Come and share your experiences with others who have lost a friend or family member to cancer.
AFTER BREAST CANCER: Prosthesis & Bra Fittingmid-month (1:00pm) - Provides women with free new prosthesis and/or new bras. Schedule a customized fitting & consultation appointment with a bra & prosthesis expert.
Art and Illustration: Stamp-Making WorkshopThursdays (1:00pm) - 2014 OCADU Illustration graduate Hudson Christie returns to Gilda’s Club for a stamp-making workshop!
ART FOR CANCER: Acrylic WorkshopTuesday, September 16 (10:00am) - Explore the beauty and magic of acrylic painting as a way to relax and enjoy the creative process. This workshop is presented by ART for Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto.
Digital Photography: Story Through PortraitureThursdays (2:00pm) - Explore self-portraiture and story telling through digital still photography with artist Keesic Douglas.
The Art of Digital Storytelling (20+)Wednesdays (6:00pm) - An 8-week course in using digital media to document personal experiences, ideas and feelings about your or your loved one's cancer diagnosis.
Exploring Mindfulness Through Art & JournalingFridays (11:00am) - This course explores mindfulness and meditation through art and journaling.
Food As Medicine: Macrobiotic Cooking Demystifiedevery other Monday (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. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
GCGT Choirevery other Tuesday (6:30pm) - Want to be part of a choir?  Like to sing in the shower? Come & join us in harmony! No experience necessary! MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Gilda's GardenTuesdays (10am) - Join Gilda’s Club staff and volunteers for a morning of maintaining our garden throughout the summer! Please feel free to bring something to plant, but not required and please bring your own gardening gloves. Please RSVP in advance.
Guitar WorkshopWednesdays (6pm) - Join Dom for a 3-week Guitar Workshop & explore some basic concepts such as: chords, timing, picking & strumming. Guitars will be provided onsite for the workshop. Ongoing participation required. Class limited to 5 participants.
Health Inducing Alignment Workshop (Mitzvah Technique)every other Monday (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.
HeARTspace OPEN ART STUDIOMondays(11:00am)- Discover the power of creative expression in your health process at this open art studio.
Intro to SongwritingTuesdays (6:00pm)- Songwriting is a powerful art form that can be utilized to tell a story. Join facilitator, Ciara Adams, for this 4-week workshop, generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), members will have the opportunity to write
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 and 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.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Networking Group2nd & 4th Monday of every month (6:30pm) - Connect with other people diagnosed and treated for a blood cancer such as Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma or Myelodysplasia Syndrome.
Lymphedema: A Guide to Prevention and ManagementTuesday, May 27 (10:30pm) - A helpful discussion by a Registered Physiotherapist certified in Combined Decongestive Therapy/Cancer Rehabilitation who will answer all your questions on the topic of lymphedema.
Men's Networking Group: Gilda's Club Man CaveWednesday, September 3rd (6:30pm) - A peer facilitated networking group for men whose lives have been touched by cancer. Come, join us for a game of pool, some non-alcoholic ginger beer, and nachos!
New Member MeetingWednesdays (1pm) - This one-time meeting is for those who have not joined Gilda’s Club and would like to tour the clubhouse and learn more about what we offer. *MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED; NO WALK-INS. PLEASE CALL*
Ovarian Cancer Peer Support Groupmonthly (6:30pm) - This group is an advocacy/support group offering a safe place where survivors of ovarian cancer add their voices in support of each other, share experiences & help navigate our path of survivorship.
Parent Coffee Hourfirst and third Tuesday of every month (6:30pm) - A network group for adults who are parenting with cancer in the family.
Self-Reiki Backgroundmonthly on a Wednesday (6pm) - A class dedicated to providing participants with a background overview of Reiki and its health benefits.
Self-Reiki Practicemonthly on a Wednesday (7pm) - Practice self-Reiki under the guidance of an instructor.
Spoken Word, Just Sayin' (teens)Tuesdays (6:30pm) - Showtime! Come set the stage with special guest Dwayne Morgan and the Filming Ourselves team. Self-expression for teens through poetic performance in the Spoken Word! Generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and Th
Tai ChiFridays (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.
Teen Corner Tuesdays (6:30pm) - An opportunity for teens to connect, socialize, and share experiences living with cancer. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
The Artist's WayWednesdays (3:00pm) - This twelve-week workshop (2 six-week sessions with a one week break in the middle) will be facilitated by Nicki, Gilda’s Volunteer Coordinator, but will become a peer-run “creative cluster” that supports and encourages creative grow
Therapeutic Touch Practice Groupsecond Thursday of every month (1pm) - Members who have studied this modality have an opportunity to continue learning how to use it. They’ll also be able to both give & receive a session with supervision & feedback.
Therapeutic Touch with Crystal Hawk (6 week series)Thursdays (3pm) - Learn this amazing healing ability that’s easy to learn & use for yourself! Research shows it reduces anxiety, helps in healing tissues, alters perception of pain and is safe to use with cancer.
Yoga (6-week series)Wednesdays (1pm) - 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 Ciofli-Khon.
Wellness Group with DebTuesdays (6:30pm) - A Support Group for people living with cancer, from newly diagnosed up to 18 months post-treatment. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
Wellness Group with EllenTuesdays (6:30pm) - A Support Group for people living with cancer, from newly diagnosed up to 18 months post-treatment.
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.
Drumming Workshop!Drumming is one of the oldest and universally healing rituals. In this 4-week series, participants will learn to tell stories through rhythm and drumming techniques. COMING: August 6-27

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