Posts from ‘Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook’

Written by Emily Killin, Nancy’s daughter My mother, Nancy Killin, has been a member of Wellspring for over two years. Over the last two months, my father, my siblings and I raised donations in her name to support Wellspring’s Birmingham Gilgan House. It has been a meaningful project for us because it gave us the… [Read More]

Inside Story: Sam and Abby

Posted on June 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment

                I stumbled upon Wellspring during a random internet search to find support for my dad, and the discovery has been nothing short of a blessing since.  I called Wellspring and spoke with a friendly person who encouraged my dad and I to drop by for a tour…. [Read More]

Sue Pielsticker and Letha Whyte have been friends for forty years. In good times and in tough times they continue to find the energy and commitment to make a difference in the community. Wellspring is an example of how their friendship has changed the lives of others. Letha knew Wellspring’s founder Anne Armstrong Gibson when… [Read More]

Kate Smith

Posted on May 5th, 2015 | 2 Comments

                All Wellspring programs are led by exceptionally talented and committed professional leaders. One such leader is Kate Smith, the program manager for the four GTA Wellspring centres.  Kate, a registered kinesiologist, has been working with Wellspring since 2009 when she joined as the cancer exercise leader. Since… [Read More]

New Faces at Wellspring

Posted on May 5th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Janet Turner – Chief Development Officer               We are pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Turner as Chief Development Officer. Janet left a career in radio and television news to raise funds for cancer, following the death of her mother, Beth, from breast cancer. Since that time, Janet… [Read More]

By: Pamela Bowes, M.Ed.  Manager, Money Matters and Workplace Programs The Employment Insurance (EI) Compassionate Care Benefit offers partial income replacement for people who are employed and need to leave work to care for a gravely ill family member. Here are some of the present facts about the program: The employee must have worked a… [Read More]

Inside Story- Karen Nichols

Posted on April 8th, 2015 | 3 Comments

“Wellspring is my home away from home,” says Karen Nichols, a Wellspring member and long-time volunteer. When Karen was first diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September 2006 a friend encouraged her to visit Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House (Halton-Peel at the time). “The first time I went there, I found myself nervously sitting in… [Read More]

Inside Story: Deb Davis

Posted on April 8th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Years spent working in the Airforce, which included frequent moves to new locations, helped Deb Davis become very comfortable with change. However, since her retirement, volunteering at Wellspring has been a constant in Deb’s life that has helped her keep grounded, and in one place for the past 16 years. “The fact that I can… [Read More]

CPP Disability and Benevolent Employer

Posted on December 19th, 2014 | 0 Comments

CPP Disability and Benevolent Employer By: Pamela Bowes, Manager, Program Development One of the special application provisions of the CPP Disability Program is the Late Applicant Provision. In order to be eligible for CPP Disability, an applicant must meet both application criteria – both the contributions rule and the definition of disability rule and meet… [Read More]

Inside Story: Elli and Olivia

Posted on December 5th, 2014 | 1 Comment